Parks & Viewing

100_7927To make a reservation for the Pavilion or for any of the Port owned parks described please view the Park Use Policy for rules and fees, and submit a Park Reservation Form to the Port Office, or call the Port Office to reserve in person.

Waterfront Park – The Port’s newest park is located adjacent to Depot Slough and the Port’s new Transient Dock. The park was built in 2012 by Port staff with construction funded through an Oregon State Parks Grant. The park features public restrooms, a pavilion with a stage, and is a great place for picnics. The pavilion serves as the main stage for the Port’s annual Wooden Boat Show on the third weekend in August.

Paddle Park – Recreational boaters enjoy the non-motorized boat launch paddle park which is located at mile marker 10 on North Bay Road, adjacent to a 25-acre protected wetlands area on the Yaquina River, also owned by the Port of Toledo. This day-use park and launch area, funded by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department, offers a park setting with a gazebo, picnic table, vault restrooms, wildlife viewing & interpretive signage, as well as a dock and pier for non-motorized boat launching and day use. It is a great place to spend the day for kayakers, canoeists, families and wildlife enthusiasts.Visitors will see how the Port staff used lumber milled from the nearly 100 year old piles pulled from Depot Slough in many ways at the park, including the pier, fencing, and the picnic gazebo. Local metal sculpture artist Sam Briseno added the finishing touch on top of the gazebo with a heron-in-flight wind vane.

Viewing Platform – The public is invited to enjoy the Port of Toledo’s Public Viewing Platform which is located on Depot Slough. The platform can also be accessed by the walking path that leads from the Marina to the Port office building. Visitors will enjoy an excellent southern view of Georgia-Pacific at work, as well as an eastern view of the Port Marina on Depot Slough. In the spring and summer, bring your binoculars to watch the osprey which return each year to nest nearby. River otter as well as wandering Harbor Seals may also be seen. There is a picnic table on the platform.

Briseño Park at Port Station One – The open space formerly occupied by the administrative wing of the City’s former public safety building has become a beautiful “pocket park” with work by local artists on display. The park was named after local metal artist, Sam Briseño, in honor of his contributions of community art located in Toledo.