Ed Grenfell


(7 acres)

Directions

From Hwy 99W in McMinnville, turn west onto Baker Creek Road at the Baker Creek Road/Evans Street intersection. Continue on Baker Creek Road through intersection with Baker Street. From the corner of Baker Street and Baker Creek Road, travel west 4.5 miles. Ed Grenfell Park is on the left.

Features

  • Stream
  • Picnicking
  • Barbecue Pits
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Covered Shelter
  • Vault Toilets

Baker Creek meanders through grassy fields in this popular countryside setting. The covered picnic shelter can be reserved for group gatherings and events. For reservation information, please contact Yamhill County Public Works at 503-434-7515.

History

Edward Grenfell, a founding member of the Yamhill County Parks Board, generously donated the five-acre parcel that bears his name in 1962. Six years later, E.J. Fagan donated a nearby two-acre lot in the Hidden Hills subdivision that Yamhill County hopes to develop as an addition to Ed Grenfell Park.

In 2004, Yamhill Basin Council volunteers completed the third year of planting native trees and shrubs along Baker Creek in Ed Grenfell Park. As the trees mature, they will provide food for wildlife, prevent erosion, and shade the creek, improving habitat for native fish. However people will enjoy one of the greatest benefits: private, shaded picnic areas nestled within beautiful native riparian forest.

Native Plant List

  • Douglas-fir
  • Western hemlock
  • Western redcedar
  • Big leaf maple
  • Oregon white oak
  • Black cottonwood
  • Oregon ash
  • Red alder
  • Black hawthorne
  • Indian plum
  • Red-osier dogwood
  • Oceanspray
  • Oregon grape
  • Sword fern

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