From the junction of Hwys 213 and 211 in Molalla, drive E on Hwy 211 (N Main St) for 1.3 miles. Turn R on Hart St and proceed 0.2 miles to E 5th St. Turn R on E 5th St and drive 0.5 miles. Park to access the North Entrance to the park. Walk south into the park. Note: Parking is more reliable and safer here than along S Mathias Rd. A visit to his park is easily combined with other Molalla locations, such as Clark or Feyrer’s Parks.Directions
Habitat and Birds
This park consists of open grassland, mixed shrubby vegetation, larger trees, a riparian zone along Bear Creek, and a pond. It is worth visiting in any season, hosting a nice variety of birds. Sparrows abound in winter. In spring and summer, Rufous Hummingbird, Vaux’s Swift, Swainson’s Thrush, Willow Flycatcher, Common Yellowthroat, Orange-crowned and Wilson’s Warblers, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Lazuli Bunting are among the breeding species one might expect. Year-round, look for waterfowl on the pond, woodpeckers, finches, chickadees, nuthatches and other passerines anywhere, and several species of raptors, Red-shouldered Hawk, all three accipters (goshawk — rare), and even Golden Eagle (rare).