The popularity of Shevlin Park is taking a toll with wear and tear on its resources, as well as user conflict with the increased variety of ways patrons use the park. In 2014, the District developed a Recreational Management Plan with input from the community to review these issues and provide a more positive balance between use and experience while conserving the park’s abundant resources.
Work is underway to develop a new signage program for way finding, park rules, and interpretive storylines.
In addition, the district is improving accessibility, including a new accessible trail from the restrooms to the picnic area. There will also be upgrades to the Aspen Hall parking area, and trail and bridge upgrades at Larch Bridge. The old covered Hixon Bridge will be decommissioned as part of the project, allowing for creek restoration. The environmental improvements are significant, and will result in improved water quality and wildlife habitat along the banks of Tumalo Creek.
The narrow bridge abutments of the Hixon Bridge pinch the creek channel and have eroded the creek banks. This has cutoff the natural floodplain of Tumalo Creek. By removing these barriers, the creek can re-take its natural floodplain. Removal is also necessary due to structural issues in the covered structure, which was added in the 1990s by the Walt Disney Company.
18970 Shevlin Park Road
Funds from System Development Charge Reimbursements and a Local Govenment Grant (LGG)
For more information on the Shevlin Park Development, please contact
Tel: (541) 706-6137