Dayton Landing Improvements



Located five miles upstream from the Willamette River at the confluence of the Yamhill River and Palmer Creek, this 1.4-acre county park has a small boat ramp and ample parking. A footbridge connects Dayton Landing to the City of Dayton's Alderman Park, across the Yamhill. A nature trail beginning at nearby Dayton Grade School travels along Palmer Creek and connects to Dayton neighborhoods.  Publishers Paper Company generously donated the city lots that became Dayton Landing to Yamhill County in 1966.  In 2000, students and teachers from Dayton FFA built the Palmer Creek Trail, connecting Dayton Grade School to nearby neighborhoods and providing a cool place for nature lovers to stroll along the creek. Students continue construction on the trail, enhancing native habitat and completing new segments. They hope that in the future the trail will connect people to the Yamhill River. 

Improvement Plans
Yamhill County Parks is working with the City of Dayton and the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) to improve the once popular boat launch site.  On August 2, 2017, Yamhill County Parks was fortunate to receive funding for the first phase of the project.   The funding is through OSMB’s Boating Facility Grant and provides assistance for the County to hire a consultant  to complete the environmental compliance required for the improvements.  Once the County receives regulatory approval and the required permits are in place, we will apply for funding to assist with the second phase of the project.  The second phase will include engineering design and construction of several improvements.  These improvements include:  a public restroom, improved parking and security lighting, and the realignment of the boat ramp.   


1956 Dayton Landing 
1599 AGR Executed 
Dayton Landing Agreement for Consulting Services with Zion Natural Resources 
Dayton Landing SOW
Dayton Boat Ramp Assessment.pdf
Dayton Landing Park Concept 3_22_16.pdf
Dayton Landing Presentation to Dayton City Council 3-6-17.pdf
Dayton Park Conceptual Cost Estimate (2017).pdf
Dayton Restroom Concept.pdf
facility_grant_application Dayton Landing.pdf 
Project Timeline

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