News & Events Archive

FOZP to join 2017 Light Parade FOZP will be joining the Veneta Light Parade again this year, and we are hoping for a good turn out for this fun event. The parade starts at 7pm in downtown Veneta (Jack Kelly Dr). Please bring an illuminated dog or two on leash, and dress warmly with a safety vest. We will be handing ... 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. Starting in the new year 2018, we ... Read full post here

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

Wildflower Walk May 14th 2017 We would like to thank Ed Alverson of Lane County Parks Dept. for leading the second annual Wildflower Walk on May 14th. Members of FOZP were joined by the Lane County Wild Flower Association as Ed identified flowers throughout the meadows and woodland, and answered questions. The rain kept off, and the event was very interesting. Ed ... Read full post here

May Yard Sale!   FOZP held a yard sale in the park on Saturday May 6th. 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 ... Read full post here

Ice storm clean-up FOZP organized work parties during February and March to help clear up the damage after the winter ice storms, Over 50 volunteers participated, and contributed over 320 man hours. Hopefully this will be rewarded with a FEMA grant exceeding $6,000, which will be reinvested in park maintenance. FOZP and LCPD are extremely grateful to all who ... 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