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Caution: Cougar Spotted in the Area
Posted: 7/15/17

On Friday, July 14 at approximately 7:20 p.m., a cougar was observed on the fringes of Cook Park in Tigard. Several park users spotted the cougar laying in a semi-marshy area on the outskirts of the park. The cougar was then observed walking into a heavily wooded and vegetated area nearby.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recommends that all park and trail users in the area be cautious. Concerns were expressed by the agency that it appears the cougar is becoming more comfortable near populated areas. Officials also recommend using parks or trails with others and refrain from being alone in those areas. Tigard Police urge adults to keep children under close supervision when outdoors.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife compiled information related to cougars in populated areas. Here is the link: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife/living_with/cougars.asp

In the event a cougar is observed, please call the non-emergency police dispatch at 503-629-0111 and be prepared to provide the call taker the best possible location, time and direction of travel.


On the banks of the Tualatin River, Cook Park offers endless opportunities to play and enjoy the outdoors. At 79-acres, Cook Park is the largest park in the city. Along with sports fields and picnic shelters, you’ll find wetlands, wooded areas, open space, and a butterfly garden.

Five picnic shelters, along with soccer and ball fields, are available for rent. The largest shelter can accommodate up to 250 people. Cook Park’s riverfront location gives boaters easy access to many miles of scenic waterways. The park is home to great blue herons, river otters, and other wildlife.

Features & Highlights:

  • Ball field rentals
  • Soccer field rentals
  • Picnic shelter rentals
  • Picnic table
  • BBQ grills
  • Restrooms
  • Drinking fountains
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Play structures
  • Basketball courts
  • Sand volleyball courts
  • Boat ramp and dock
  • Fishing area
  • Butterfly garden
  • Hard surface trails
  • Soft trails
  • Natural area

Tualatin River Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge

Ki-a-Kuts Bike and Pedestrian Bridge
The newest crossing of the Tualatin River is complete and was officially open to the public in February, 2007. This long-awaited north/south connection provides a link between Tigard’s Cook Park and Tualatin’s Community Park and the Durham City Park.

To access the bridge from Cook Park, start at the butterfly garden pathway at the eastern end of the parking area. Continue beyond the butterfly garden to a new concrete pathway that parallels the Tualatin River. This trail winds under a train trestle. After passing under the trestle, the bridge is up a short hill to the right.
 
Contact
Public Works Dept. | 503-718-2591
parks@tigard-or.gov

 
Location
17005 SW 92nd Avenue

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