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...

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...

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...

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...

Bank Erosion Project

In November 2016, FOZP met with Ed Alverson and Mike Russel of 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...

Calling all Volunteers!

A personal statement by John M. Smith.  There are over 70 public parks in Lane County but there is only one that I call “the absolute finest.” That’s why I am a volunteer at Zumwalt Park near Veneta– and Love it. What’s so different about Zumwalt? Well, there...

Volunteer hours count!

Not only does it feel good volunteering your time to help care for the park, but we can make every hour count in a financial way. Every hour volunteered contributes over $23 towards the 50:50 financial matching that is required to obtain grant funding for park...

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, facilitated by John...

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...

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...