Grant From Oregon State Parks Will Fund Natural Play Area At Oxbow Regional Park
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The grant will supplement $225,000 from the region’s voter-approved parks and natural areas levy. The project ranked No. 1 among grant applications for the state’s Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Plans for the natural play areas include guided trails with maps and sinage, hikes to flood plains and old cedar trees, and playgrounds that replicate rivers and forrests.
Project backers hope that by playing with sand and water and exploring nature, kids will learn more about the environment and the natural world.
Oxbow Park originally had two traditional playgrounds, but one was removed a few years ago. The existing playground is slated for removal soon because of the shifting banks of the Sandy River.
The camps will be on the ground in 2016.