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Foothills Park

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The City’s newest riverfront park is nine acres on the Willamette River waterfront, just north of Roehr Park and the Oswego Pointe area. It features sweeping views of the river from a covered platform; a ring of basalt columns engraved with the poetry of William Stafford (the Stafford Stones); a timber and stone picnic pavilion with a stone fireplace; pathways, a reflecting pond, and a grass amphitheater that hosts Wednesday evening concerts in July.

199 Foothills Drive
Foothills Park Directions - From the north/Portland: Take Macadam Avenue (Hwy 43) south towards Lake Oswego. Macadam becomes State Street in Lake Oswego. Turn left at the traffic signal at Left at Foothills Rd. The road curves to the left, then comes to a 3-way stop. Turn right at the stop light, onto Oswego Pointe Dr. Turn at the first left onto Foothills Dr., just at the bottom of the hill. The park is on the right, on the Willamette River.

Foothills Park Directions -From the south: Access Hwy 43 from I-205 at Oregon City, or from I-205 at the Stafford Road exit, following the signs to Lake Oswego. Hwy 43 is called State Street in Lake Oswego. Continue north to a traffic signal at Foothills Road, and turn right. The road curves to the left, then comes to a 3-way stop. Turn right at the stop light, onto Oswego Pointe Dr. Turn at the first left onto Foothills Dr., just at the bottom of the hill. The park is on the right, on the Willamette River.

History
Foothills Park was completed in 2006 and became one of the City of Lake Oswego's premier riverfront parks. This park is located along the Willamette River and is flanked by the City of Portland's Wastewater Treatment Plant and Roehr Park.

The property was originally owned by the City of Portland and leased to Georgia Pacific for a wood chip loading facility for many decades. The City of Lake Oswego was able to purchase 5.2 acres and obtain a recreational easement for 3.8 acres from the City of Portland in December, 2004.

The park amenities include a large grass amphitheater, riverfront pathyway, group picnic pavillion, cantilevered viewing platform over the river, natural areas, and wi-fi accessibilty.

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