Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Pacific Community Park, Vancouver, WA

Overhead: power lines. To the west, warehouse storage and indoor sports facilities. To the North, a busy street and a rock nursery (is that what you call a place where you buy rocks, flagstone and gravel?). To the east, another busy street and housing. Along the southern boundary, an RV parking lot and more housing.

Centered within all that noise (and let's face it: ugliness), Pacific Community Park is a little oasis from modern urban life. Truly a community gathering place, there's a skate park and climbing playground within; a beautiful dog park with its own grove of trees; (nice!) restrooms and a walking trail through a mini forest. A new firehouse is being built on one corner. When you get hungry, McMenamins is walking distance (so is Wendy's, for budget-minded meals). Vancouver's Parks and Recreation Department and Clark County did a really fine job here.

PDF map of the park showing current and future developments (softball diamonds--yeah!)

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