is a 58 acre county park open to well behaved, off-leash dogs and their people. It is located in Veneta, Oregon
on the edge of Fern Ridge Reservoir. The park is closed to through traffic, but is accessible from Vista Drive and Jeans Road, where limited parking is available. It is managed by the Lane County Parks Department, but is maintained largely by the Friends of Zumwalt Park.
Friends of Zumwalt Park
(FOZP) is a volunteer organization whose members care about the upkeep of the park and its future. We tend to mowing, cleaning and general stewardship of the park, and meet regularly throughout the year. We invite you to help make a difference by volunteering
; join us in nurturing the park and influencing its future.
Our mission statement: "To preserve and enhance Zumwalt Park as a natural, vehicle-free, off-leash dog park and recreational area."
FOZP would like to thank Brant Dutton of Rising Bird Web Design for freely volunteering his time to create this wonderful new website. We are very excited about this, and hope to keep it updated on a monthly basis. Please send ideas or contributions to email@example.com
The Oregon Heritage Tree dedication ceremony took place on April 11th, 2014 hosted by Oregon Travel Experience in partnership with Friends of Zumwalt Park. The successful nomination was the result of much dedicated work on the part of Lauri Holts and Megan Clark. The Ellmaker Heritage Grove is commemorated by a plaque erected close to the giant oak tree. The grove incorporates the oak itself, the nearby Incense Cedar and the avenue of Bigleaf Maples.
There was a good turn-out on the day, including two second grade classes from Veneta Elementary school. The sun shone, although there was a cold wind blowing off the lake. Representatives from the OR Heritage Tree Committee made speeches, and historical insight was presented by local historian Doug Card, and Megan Clark, the great, great granddaughter of Enos and Elizabeth Ellmaker who originally settled the land. Photos of the event can be viewed on the Oregon Heritage Tree and Historical Marker Facebook page. Check out the aerial maps of the Ellmaker Oak from 1939 and 2009 as well as an aerial map of Zumwalt Park.
To read about the history of the park, follow this link to Zumwalt Park History
The Ellmaker Oak on the Zumwalt Donation Land Claim is estimated to be between 3-400 years old. It started growing near Coyote Creek at the time the Kalapuya people lived in the area. Levi Wesley Zumwalt... Read More
The leaves are turning and falling fast, and beneath the ground, toadstools are thinking about emerging. With the recent return of the rain, the Rough-skinned newts are back in profusion.... Read More
The scheduled park mowing on October 4th was moved to Tuesday 14th as many of our regular mowers were unable to participate. Then the rain came and the rescheduled mow also had to be cancelled! The Army Core of Engineers did come out and mow ... Read More