Local Landmark | Mary S Young Park in West Linn

January 4, 2023

One of the best things about living in West Linn is the abundance of beautiful areas that feel like an escape from city life. Nestled in the lush greenery of the Willamette Valley in West Linn Oregon, Mary S. Young Park is a serene and tranquil park that offers a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. This hidden gem is a must-visit for anyone looking to connect with nature and experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Who was Mary S. Young?

The park was named after Mary S. Young, who donated the land to the city in the 1980s. Mary was an avid hiker, conservationist, and member of the city’s planning commission.

Mary S Young Park, a West Linn treasure

Park Info – Mary S Young Park in West Linn

Mary S Young Park Park, West Linn Parks & Recreation
19900 Willamette Dr, West Linn, OR 97068 | map
Open year round from dawn to dusk.

This West Linn park features a variety of recreational activities for visitors to enjoy. The park is surrounded by a stunning forest of Douglas firs, cedar trees, and big-leaf maples that provide a peaceful atmosphere for picnicking, hiking, and wildlife watching.

Park Features

  • Miles of hiking trails that wind through forests, fields, and along the Willamette River.
  • Other activities: picnicking, fishing, kayaking, and geocaching.
  • Diverse range of wildlife includes river otters, beavers, eagles, hawks, and a variety of songbirds.
  • Unique amenities, including a natural playground, a labyrinth, and a historic house that dates back to the early 1900s.

One of the highlights of Mary S. Young Park is the Willamette River, which runs through the park and provides ample opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and swimming. The park has a designated area for swimming, which is a popular spot for families and groups of friends on hot summer days. The river also provides an excellent habitat for a variety of fish species, making it a great place for fishing enthusiasts.

For those who prefer a more leisurely pace, the park has several picnic areas and a large playground for kids. The picnic areas are equipped with tables and grills, making it a great place to have a family cookout or a picnic with friends. The playground is a great place for kids to burn off energy and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Hiking is another popular activity in Mary S. Young Park, with several trails that weave through the forest and offer stunning views of the Willamette Valley. The trails range from easy to moderate in difficulty and are a great way to explore the park and get some exercise. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a beginner, you’ll find a trail that fits your skill level.

What People are Saying – Mary S Young Park in West Linn

Best city park.128 acres…with something for everyone here! Running trails, river access, wheelchair accessible trails, picnic tables, offleash dog park “field of dreams”, an abundance of flora and fauna. Lots of preschool groups exploring today. And I couldn’t find any signs that indicated you need to pay for parking

Kelly L, Local Guide

Love love this place! It’s quiet, and the trails are an easy, lovely walk. Plenty of breathtaking views of the river. The sunset was awesome. Also a great place for rock hounding.

Lori Manning, Local Guide

Mary S Young Nature Park is an absolute jewel! If you’re looking for a beautiful place to catch a sunrise, go for a hike, sit and reflect, etc., this is it! It’s situated on the west bank of the Willamette River, with creeks, valleys, bridges, and incredible views for days.

Dana Laib, Local Guide

Whether you are new or have been living in West Linn for years, you will never run out of ways to enjoy spending time at Mary S. Young park!

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