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Newell Creek Canyon Nature Park grand opening
April 2 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
On April 2, Metro will welcome neighbors from Oregon City and across the region to the grand opening of Newell Creek Canyon Nature Park. The park opened in late 2021, and its hiking trails and dedicated off-road biking paths have quickly become a popular draw for visitors looking for a connection to nature just a few minutes from home.
The grand opening will celebrate the park, the conservation done to strengthen its habitats and the efforts going back 30 years by the people of Oregon City to protect this special place. The celebration is free, family-friendly and open to all. Festivities begin at 11:30.
Metro Council President Lynn Peterson, Metro Councilor Christine Lewis, Metro Parks and Nature director Jon Blasher, and others will welcome the gathering and share the partnerships and teamwork it took to create the park.
During the celebration, Metro nature educators will lead hikes through the park, and Portland State University geologist Scott Burns will share about the long history of the canyon. Nature activities for all ages will showcase what makes the park special.