Dirksen Nature Park to Reopen in Time for Christmas
Construction is in the final stages on a nature play area in Dirksen Nature Park. Starting Saturday, December 22, the Fanno Creek Greenway Trail and two Nature Play areas will be open for all adventurers. Project managers for this project include Jeff Peck and Carla Staedter (pictured above).
The large nature play area is designed for ages 5-12 years and features:
- Multiple log climbers
- Secret rock cave
- Sloping rock climber
- Vertical climbing log with handholds
- Carved chair
- Living willow tunnel
The small nature play area is designed for toddlers and features beaver habitat, including:
- A swimming beaver and a beaver set on a log (fun to climb on)
- A beaver lodge with building poles: gather sticks to build your own lodge
- Climber logs
Additional features will be added in the future. The restroom facility is expected to be open early next year. Portions of the trail and park may have short-term closures as construction wraps up.