Center Street Park Wetlands
Center street park and the wetlands area that is maintained as part of the park were separated during a housing construction project in 2003. As part of this project, the wetlands area was given two trails and slightly better access for the general public, through primarily the trails serve to connect the new housing development and Center Street Park to Center Street.
The trail on the west side of the wetlands area is paved, but it is low enough to the ground that during the wet season the water overflows onto the trail and it is covered in about 1 inch of water.
The trail on the east side of the wetlands has a small bridge, and as it is somewhat higher in elevation doesn't flood. Also, the trail on the east side has lighting so that it can be walked at any time of the day or night. The trail on the west side of the wetlands does not have lighting other than provided by the night sky (due to the surrounding city, it isn't extremely dark, but it is dark).
The wetlands are home to a few ducks and sometimes other animals, and the trees that were planted are slowly growing to provide a habitat for various other creatures.
A brick plaza of sorts at the intersection of Center street and SW 117th Avenue provides and entryway of sorts to the wetlands.
For a time, I knew the people that lived in the house that is the second from the left in photo #4, and photo #5 is taken from the back of their house. (They have since moved to Texas.) The wetlands will eventually provide a wonderful backyard environment, and keep out some of the traffic and other noise that enters the new neighborhood.
There are no benches or other features here that would attract people to stay or visit often. There is a small area of mowed grass around the plaza, but it really isn't a good place to stay for any length of time due to the traffic noise from Center Street (which can be fairly busy).
The area is administered by the Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District