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....

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....

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...

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...