Park Cleanup Days
Sat. October 6th
Friends of Zumwalt Park usually meets on the first of every month.
Next meeting June 1st at 6:30 pm, Our Daily Bread, Territorial Highway, Veneta.
See Park Business for more.
The Oregon Heritage Tree dedication ceremony took place on April 11th, 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, for which we are most grateful. The Ellmaker Heritage Grove is commemorated by a plaque erected close to the giant oak tree. The grove incorporates the oak itself (approx. 350 years old), the nearby Incense Cedar (approx. 250 years old) and the avenue of Bigleaf Maples (approx. 150 years old).
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 granddaughter of Enos and Elizabeth Ellmaker who originally settled the land. Photos of the event can be viewed at: (Add link to 29 photos on facebook page: Oregon Heritage Tree and Historical Marker Program)To read about the history of the park, follow this link to Zumwalt Park History.