In the Loop Archive

Bank Erosion Project In November 2016, FOZP met with Ed Alverson and Lane County Parks Dept. to discuss the bank restoration project with Jason Giles from Rexius. After touring the sight, Rexius calculated the cost to back-fill and restore the 120 ft stretch where the bank is undercut. The project is currently awaiting permitting, and will be implemented in ... Read full post here

Woodland Trail Improvements We have been working hard on improving the woodland trails by laying wood chips. Three years ago, with a mission to ‘give back’ to the park, Vincent Adams headed up a work party of Oregon Country Fair campers to start this project. Members of FOZP have continued this work, and made a significant impact. Vincent has mapped ... Read full post here

Algal Bloom Warnings The County Parks Dept. will no longer be testing the water for algal blooms. This is because by the time the test gets done and reported, conditions may have already changed. Instead, they will post a general announcement about algal blooms to educate park visitors to the potential risks. This will be posted on their ... Read full post here

New kiosk/notice board The kiosk board was erected in November 2015. It is two-sided, with the County Parks side facing the parking lot, and FOZP side facing the reservoir. We have added a poop-bag dispenser and a suggestion box. Please visit the board regularly to keep abreast of new events relating to the park. Read full post here

Park politics In 2015, Zumwalt was one of 13 County Parks under consideration to host future large fund-raising events. A large event task force (LETF) was commissioned to produce guidelines for future such events, and their recommendations were accepted by the County Board of Commissioners (summer 2015). The proposed Parks Master Plan was rejected in the light of enormous public concern. ... Read full post here

Ellmaker Heritage Grove Dedication 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 ... Read full post here