News & Events Archive

Ice Sale at Zumwalt Campground This July, FOZP will be selling ice to the Country Fair campers at Zumwalt once again. Last year we did well, but are set to be better organized and make more sales this year. Please contact us if you are interested in helping with this fund raiser this year. Read full post here

NW Meadow Project This spring (2018) FOZP has been busy removing blackberries and low lying brush from the NW side of the Strawberry Field meadow. The aim is to create a defensible space between the meadow and the woodland, and thus reduce the risk of any fire on the dry grass this summer spreading to the woodland, where ... Read full post here

2017 Light Parade FOZP joined the Veneta Light Parade again last December, and it proved to be a fun event. We had our own float, and about 15 folks turned out with their illuminated dogs.The parade started at 7pm in downtown Veneta (Jack Kelly Dr).  We handed out dog treats to the spectators along the route, but the ... Read full post here

New Tool Shed FOZP would like to thank Jesse Dobson and Toni Marsden for their work in restoring the old pump house, and creating a practical tool shed for us to store basic maintenance tools. And thanks to LCPD, the shed now has an excellent new roof to keep everything dry. Since the start of 2018, we have ... Read full post here

The ‘Dog Father’s’ Bench FOZP has purchased a bench is now located near the beach area on the Oak Meadow. The bench is dedicated to Toni Cerciello, ‘The Dog Father’, who has been visiting Zumwalt for the past 22 years, and knows all the dogs by name. Eagle Scout, Joel Olsen, from Eugene troop 182, built and installed the ... Read full post here

Wildflower Walk April 29th 2018 We would like to thank Ed Alverson of Lane County Parks Dept. for leading the annual Wildflower Walk, held on Sunday April 29th. Members of FOZP were joined by the Native Plant Society as Ed identified flowers throughout the meadows and woodland, and answered questions. Ed has compiled a complete catalog of native and invasive plant ... Read full post here

Yard Sale 2017   FOZP held a yard sale in the park in May 2017. The sale was organized by Cindy Thompson and we would like to thank her and her husband Ron for all the hard work involved. Volunteers Janine, Frank and Helen helped on the day. We raised over $500 to help benefit the park. Thank you ... Read full post here

Ice storm clean-up 2017 FOZP organized work parties during February and March 2017 to help clear up the damage after the winter ice storms, Over 50 volunteers participated, and contributed over 320 man hours. This was rewarded with a FEMA grant exceeding $5,000, which will be reinvested in park maintenance. FOZP and LCPD are extremely grateful to all who gave ... Read full post here

FOZP helps to reinforce the lake bank A local arborist, Matt Horowitz, in conjunction with LCPD and FOZP, is leading a project to try to stem the chronic erosion that is eating away the lake bank. Work began on Earth Day (April 22nd 2017) as a team of volunteers and scouts created a test wall from woven willow branches. Willow roots easily, and ... Read full post here

Upcoming Mow Dates Lane County Parks Dept. resumed mowing at Zumwalt on Tuesday April 18th 2017. Upcoming mow dates will be posted on our web calendar as soon as we are notified of them by the ranger. FOZP clean up work dates will also be posted, as we will still require volunteers to do detailed work to keep ... Read full post here