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Orchard Heights Park 
 

1165 Orchard Heights Road NW   View Map 

This beautiful 29-acre park is very convenient and includes over 95 trees.  Orchard Heights Park is a nice place to come and play tennis or just enjoy nature and other surroundings. Besides tennis, some of the park's other amenities include the following items:

Restroom Playground Equipment
Off-Leash Dog Area Ball Fields
Picnic Tables Multi-purpose Court
Walking Paths BBQ Grill w/no ash can

History

Orchard Heights Community Park land was purchased from School District 24J in 1960. An orchard area on the sloping hillside is leased to a nearby farmer until development of that portion of the park is started. Glen Creek meanders through the central, level portion of the park and maintains a water flow throughout the year. Oak, Alder, and Cottonwood trees grow along the banks of the stream.

Design and development was done in cooperation with the Orchard Heights Neighborhood Park Action Committee. Volunteers from the Park Committee, Boy Scouts and members of the LDS Church helped with clean-up of the creek bed, brushing out berry vines and development of a hiking trail. The Soroptimist Club donated money for materials to construct a bridge across Glen Creek tying together the open and forested portions of the park.

Phase I and II development was completed in 1974 and 1975, and includes a multi-use court, graveled footpaths and landscaping. Dead trees were removed from along the stream bank, and several pieces of play equipment installed. Funds for Phase III and IV development included four tennis courts, the park entrance road and parking for 60+ cars. All development to date has been accomplished through matching federal Land and Water Fund money.

 

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