I love that there are so many nature parks here on the westside, and my favorite is Orenco Woods Nature Park. Why? The park is located close to the NextHome Realty Connection Orenco office which means it’s a great place to go for a walk with my friend, Rebecca when we take a lunch break.
The park features 1.6 miles of trail where if you’re lucky you may have the opportunity to see blue heron and beavers along the the wetlands of Rock Creek. You also may be fortunate to see red tailed hawk, black tail deer and as well as other wildlife. It’s a fabulous place to take the kiddos thanks to the natural play area.
If you are looking for a place to hold a birthday party, celebrate time with family or friends be sure to contact the City of Hillsboro and reserve the covered picnic area.
The park is considered a metro park and traditionally dogs and other pets are not allowed. However Orenco Woods connects to the regional Rock Creek Trail so metro does make an exception. All dogs must be kept on a lease and please be kind to other patrons of the park and pick up after your floof.
One of my favorite things about the park is that when I’m walking to it I get to go by a little lending library. I’m an avid reader and am slightly obsessed with little lending libraries. If you find it I hope that there is something that interests you and your able to take advantage.