Our largest park in Sutherlin. Home of the Train, Community Center and our new 14,000 square foot playground with a 1000+ square foot Splash Pad. Douglas County's first!
Train Engine & Caboose Our new Splash Pad Some of the Playground
Sutherlin Community Center Playground Area attractions
Ford's Pond - Church Road -Hwy 138
Ford's Pond is a primitive city park, currently under development in partnership with The Friends of Ford's Pond. The City has a Parks Master Plan and look forward to the future for this increasingly popular attraction boasting an array of birds, kayaking, boating, fishing and a great place to take a walk. Future plans include picnic areas, facilities, playground and parking lot among other ideas. The 202-acre property is located on the west side of Sutherlin, with parking available off Church Rd. Take I-5 Exit 136 to Hwy 138 W to Church Road; the park is located about 1-mile west of the interstate.
The nonprofit Friends of Ford's Pond currently maintains a 1.75-mile primitive path around the 95-acre pond and a more challenging 1-mile loop trail on the west hillside. A walking group gathers each Monday at 9am for a brisk walk; all are welcome to join! Additional information is available on the Friends of Ford's Pond Facebook page.
Non-motorized crafts (electric motors - under 5 mph) are allowed on the pond, but must be carried in. Fishing for bass, crappie, and catfish is permitted with a state license. Ford's Pond is a birding hot-spot with over 185 species recorded including bald eagles.
Ford's Pond is for day-use only, leashed dogs are welcome and pet waste bags are available. Please help keep the park clean by packing any trash or pet waste out.
For the recent survey regarding Ford's Pond, you can review the results on this link!
eNews! Go to: http://fordspond.org/
Our thanks to Jim & Beth Houseman for the pictures of Ford's Pond and their lead in Friends of Ford's Pond!
Sutherlin Dog Park - From I-5 head east to N. Comstock to right on 6th Avenue, down to Maple Street turn left up to Edgewood. Located behind Hartley Park up on the hill. A popular spot not only for locals but for our I-5 travelers! Port-a-Potty, benches, water and cover available. No fee's and open 7-days a week.
Hartley Park - North of W. 6th Avenue across from Family Church
Triangle Park -W. Central at Visitor Center/Chamber of Commerce