Most People Blast Right Through
For the most part, Wilsonville has a reputation as a suburban wasteland. It is populated by freeway based businesses such as scattered gasoline stations and a few other such businesses along Interstate 5. In the last 20 years, it has attracted several high tech firms such as the Xerox printer division.
The vast majority of people who come to Wilsonville are those that pass through on Interstate 5, without ever a thought of stopping in the town.
There are a few items of interest to the traveler, however. This includes the Clackamas County Tourist Information Office (note that if you are interested in Portland items this is not the place to go, as Portland isn't in Clackamas County). City Center Park is on the eastern edge of this information office, and the park also contains the Oregon Korean Veterans Memorial, dedicated to those who served in this war.
The photo above shows the fountain located in City Center Park and the Murase Plaza Fountain also provides a place to play on hot days. However, there is NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY as stated on all the signs around the fountains.
"Preserved Wild Areas"
Despite this suburban wasteland reputation, there are several points of interest in the city to those who have an interest in the natural world.
Even right in downtown Wilsonville, there is a small preserved wilderness area that is part of the fairly large Memorial Park on the banks of the Willamette River. On the west side of town, the World Forestry Center (located in Portland) has a plot of land that serves as their experimental forest, called the Magness Memorial Tree Farm. This forest is open to the public, and serves as a nice wilderness park in the area.