ABOUT WCPA HISTORY:
Here is the original Master Plan created in 2006 at the beginning. As you can see we are almost to our goal!
The Waterfront Community Park Association, a non-profit 501 (c) 3, was formed in the fall of 2005 to begin fundraising for the park. The landscape design was created with input from Hood River citizens throughout the county. Those visions were incorporated into a Phase 1 plan by Greenworks Landscape designers to build "a world class gathering place." Since then,
the WCPA has worked closely with the City of Hood River to fund and build the park.
Phase 1 was completed in 2008, with the award of the first grant of $500,000
from Oregon Parks and Recreation. A grant from the Ford Family Foundation
was combined with many other donations to
accomplish this portion. In 2009, the solar powered restrooms and the
children's play area were constructed. Next, J.T. Atkins designers completed
the landscape plan for Phase 2. With additional funding from Oregon State
Parks and the WCPA two picnic shelters were completed in 2010.
In 2011, completed another important project at the park that adds
two drinking fountains, a rinsing shower and more shade trees. At our 2011
Spring Fling we raised money to add three more picnic tables.
Since we began, the WCPA has raised over $860,000 for the park. A community asset of $1.5 million has been build, ($3.2 million if you include the value of the property) has been built and now just $517,000 of improvements will finish the Park.
We are now focused on our Phase 2 Capital Campaign! It will FINISH THE PARK!
Phase 2 will add a multi-use community gathering space on the West side of the Park to include a stage, seat-walls, utilities, emergency vehicle access and landscaping to create shade and wind breaks. It will also add berms and landscaping on the Eastern boundary of the Park.