Wilsonville Travel Guide

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Wilsonville Things to Do

  • Magness Memorial Tree Farm

    Just outside Wilsonville, there is a tree farm and experimental forest that is owned by the World Forestry Center in Portland. This is a place where forestry is actually demonstrated to the public, outside the confines of museum buildings owned by the forestry center.There are several hiking trails that lead up through the woods on steep slopes,...

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  • Graham Oaks Nature Park

    One of the most recent parks to open in the Portland area, Graham Oaks Nature Park preserves some important habitat in the Wilsonville area, including some heavy forest, open savanna, and some oak trees, one of which is quite huge.The area isn't huge and it is mostly flat, and from most of the area you can see the entire expanse of the land.Parts...

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  • Wilsonville's Public Art and Sculptures

    Wilsonville has a number of public sculptures. While not as extensive a public works effort as much larger cities, it is impressive considering the size and nature of Wilsonville.A public fountain in City Center Park and the Murase Plaza Fountain are two examples that have already been mentioned. So is the pubic artwork associated with City Center...

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  • Wilsonville Arts Festival

    Despite its appearance from the freeway of being yet another bit of suburban wasteland, Wilsonville has been attempting to increase its arts and culture aspect.One part of that has been starting an annual arts festival, located in City Center Park. The bad news is that this event gets very little publicity.There are a number of local artists that...

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  • Murase Plaza Fountain

    Murase Plaza is part of the much larger Memorial Park, which is covers a fairly extensive area. Murase Plaza is the small section of the northwest corner of the park, and is closest to the busy roads.However, despite the location close to the busiest roads nearest the park, it is also the location where a really nice wading fountain has been built....

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  • Memorial Park

    This park is Wilsonville's oldest and largest park, and includes some 126 acres of land (including the area that was rededicated as Murase Plaza in 2006). There are trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, sports fields, an off-leash dog area, a fountain that people explore during hot days, and a forested wilderness area along the Willamette River....

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  • Clackamas County Visitor's Information...

    Located just off of Interstate 205, the idea was for Clackamas County to take its largest city located on I-5 and produce a good information center for those coming to visit the Portland area.Here's some Problems.1. Most of Portland proper is located in Multnomah County. While Clackamas County has stuff to see and do, it isn't the major visitor...

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  • City Center Park

    This park contains a small but well maintained playground area, a Clackamas County visitors information center office, some very modern covered picnic shelters, a number of uncovered picnic tables, some large expanses of green grass, a water feature that (when it is turned on) children love to play in, and the Oregon Korean War memorial.The primary...

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  • Oregon Korean Veterans Memorial

    This monument is the only item in Wilsonville with signs from Interstate 5 guiding people to it. Unfortunately, once you get off the freeway, the signs become quite small.The memorial contains a brief history of the war (on both standing slabs and on slabs on the ground) flag poles, a list of nations with killed and injured in the war, and a list...

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Wilsonville Warnings and Dangers

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    by glabah Updated Jun 13, 2008

    There are two fairly popular fountains in Wilsonville. One of them is in City Center Park (a photo of the fountain in City Center Park is on my Wilsonville introduction page), and the other is the Murase Plaza Fountain.

    As shown in the photograph, the city is very clear about the hazards of water: you are free to play in the fountains, but there is no lifeguard on duty. Therefore, watch yourself and your children to make sure that you do not drown in the fountains!

    NO LIFEGUARD at very shollow Wilsonville fountains Murase Plaza Fountain, sign above in background
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Wilsonville Off The Beaten Path

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    by glabah Updated Oct 26, 2008

    The Stein Barn, while being named after a local family that homesteaded the Wilsonville area, is perhaps also appropriately named because it has been remodeled as a party space and has a small bar area inside. Though, it is also used to store some equipment for the parks department and in reality the facility is much as it once was.

    It is a historical landmark of local interest only, and is located in the central part of Wilsonville's Memorial Park near the playground.

    There are several historical markers identifying the significance of the barn and pointing out some interesting other barns in Clackamas County.

    Unlike these other structures, however, Wilsonville's Stein Barn is not of particularly unusual shape or size.

    Wilsonville's Stein Barn located in Memorial Park small outdoor ampitheatre at Stein Barn historical placard pointing out other area barns historical placard pointing out Stein Barn history bar for events inside Wilsonville's Stein Barn
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