Parks & Recreation Facilities

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City of Creswell Parks and Facilities

          Cobalt Building

          Creswell Community Center

          Harry Holt Neighborhood Park

          Garden Lake Park

Other Creswell Area Parks and Facilities

 


City of Creswell Parks and Facilities         

Cobalt Building
Originally built in 1993, the Cobalt Building is a large 9,000 square foot building, sited on a 1.2 acre lot at 364 Cobalt Lane. The Cobalt Building is located in close proximity to local schools, residential neighborhoods, and downtown, allowing for easy access from a large cross section of local residents. With the recent adoption of the Cobalt Building Feasibility Study, the City is moving forward with retrofitting the Cobalt Building to make it suitable for its intended use as a recreation center. Once retrofits are completed, the building will offer residents multiple recreational, educational and arts activities and amenities.

Cobalt Building Feasibility Study - 2009 (45 pages, 1.3mb PDF)

*See the Parks Projects page for additional information.

Creswell Community Center

The Creswell Community Center, located at 99 South 1st street is available to all community members as a place to recreate, entertain, host social functions and provide meeting space.  The center is rented on a first come, first serve basis.  Please call City Hall (541) 895-2531 for more information and to make reservations. For information about rates and policies, please see the Facilities Rental page.

Harry Holt Neighborhood Park
Two acre-Harry Holt Park is centrally located within the older part of Creswell close to downtown, one block north of Oregon Avenue. It is surrounded by residential homes. Facilities include rest rooms, basketball courts, tennis court, picnic tables, benches, drinking fountain, play areas, slides, balance beam, climbing bars, merry go-round, tire, gazebo, trash receptacles, small open field next to basketball courts, grass and parking.

Garden Lake Park
Thirty-three acre Garden Lake Park is a natural park located on the east side of Creswell on Melton Road. It is surrounded by commercial and residential land to the south and east and Interstate 5 to the west. The north edge of the park forms the edge of the urban growth boundary. The park is primarily used for fishing right now but is ideal for canoeing and bird watching. Facilities include benches, picnic tables, bathroom, trails, dock/pier and trash receptacle.

 


Other Creswell Area Parks and Facilities

Emerald Valley Golf Course
Originally built in 1966, Emerald Valley Golf Course is an 18-hole, 7,300-yard championship course. The majority of the golf course is located outside the Creswell city limits and urban growth boundary, and extends to the Coast Fork of the Willamette River to the east. In 2004, four tournaments were held at the course.

Camas Swale Creek
Linear creek running outside Creswell urban growth boundary. The creek has mature poplars, willows, etc. along its banks as well as invasive blackberry bushes.

Willamette River Greenway
The Willamette River Greenway, east of Creswell, provides recreational opportunities such as trails, boat launching sites, and scenic river corridors.

Creswell Butte
Most of Creswell Butte lies just south of the Creswell urban growth boundary. Creswell Butte is a forested out-cropping that provides important natural relief and environmental enhancement and open space for the city. McKenzie River Trust holds a conservation easement on 72 acres on Creswell Butte.