In April 2014, the Board of County Commissioners awarded a contract to Thompson Bros. Excavating Inc. to build Chinook Neighborhood Park and Dogwood Neighborhood Park. The contractor could begin preliminary work in May, although major work likely won't get underway until the weather is relatively dry. Both parks should be completed and open for public use before the end of 2014.
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This 4.9-acre property is located on NE 124th Avenue, north of 101st Street in the Brush Prairie area. The undeveloped property currently features a combination of open grassy area and trees.
The conceptual development plan for this park includes:
- Paved, ADA accessible walking path
- Small, secondary wood chip surfaced walking path
- Two playgrounds with separate, age-specific equipment
- Picnic tables
- Open lawn play area
- Sidewalk along NE 124th Avenue in front of the park
- Entrances from NE 124th Avenue, the housing development to the north and the future housing developments to the west and south
- Bike rack, garbage cans and signage
- Additional trees and landscaping as budget allows
- Space for future, donated benches (3)
- Future, unfunded, small picnic shelter
- Future, unfunded barbecue grills (2)
- Future, unfunded horseshoe pit
The future, unfunded features can be added to the park through neighborhood fundraising or grant applications. Benches can be donated through Vancouver-Clark Park and Recreation's Bench Program. Find out more by contacting the Parks Foundation of Clark County at (360) 619-1170.
The park's name refers to the dogwood trees the original property owners planted and tended on this property before it was transferred to the county for use as a future park.
Winter-summer 2010: Planning and preliminary design phase; public feedback obtained; proposed conceptual development plan developed.
Summer 2010: Preferred conceptual development plan presented to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission for approval; planning phase ends; final design and permitting phase begins.
2011: Design and permitting phase substantially completed. Construction will not proceed until additional funding to build and maintain the park is available. More information.
Project staff relies on public participation to help guide the planning process. Your input:
- Helped us understand and respond to the needs and concerns of your neighborhood.
- Helped us understand which park features were most important to you and your neighbors.
- Helped us learn about the potential for community fundraising and volunteer project to add features to the park.
The first project newsletter and comment form was mailed to neighbors living within walking distance of this park in February 2010. The comment form responses were used to help prepare a proposed conceptual development plan showing what this park might look like. This concept was presented to neighbors for additional input at a public meeting in April 2010. A revised version of the plan was mailed to neighbors for final input in May 2010.
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May 2010 newsletter (1.3 MB PDF)
April 2010 public meeting materials:
February 2010 newsletter and comment form mailing:
Design and construction of Dogwood Neighborhood Park is funded by park impact fees, which are paid whenever a new residential property is developed, and the real estate excise tax, which is paid whenever property is sold. Maintenance of the park will be funded by the Greater Clark Parks District, a special district approved by voters in the unincorporated urban area of Clark County in 2005.
Troy Pierce, Project Manager
Clark County Public Works
360-397-6118 ext. 4403
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