"Riverview Park" Independence Things to Do Tip by glabah

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  Natural Ampitheatre area in Riverview Park
by glabah

Between highway 51 (the main north-south highway through town) and the Willamette River, this park is built on a slope that lends itself to be a natural ampitheatre shape. It is not extremely surprising that such an outdoor ampitheatre was constructed into the slope of the ground.

This ampitheatre hosts a number of events, including Independence Day celebrations on July 4th, and a fairly long summer outdoor concert and movie series through July and August.

There is a playground and open grass towards the north side of the parking area and north of the natural ampitheatre area.

The park also features a fountain welcoming visitors to the city of Independence, public restrooms, a playground, boat ramp with spaces for about 20 vehicles with trailers, open grass areas outside the ampitheatre area, and a beach.

Beach size and access, however, depends highly on the level of the Willamette River. Under the high water conditions, there simply isn't much of a beach here. Indeed, if the water level is extremely high parts of the park will be covered in water as well.

However, it is a failry attractive little park and is a center to live in Independence.

There is a community effort underway to purchase land to the north of the park and create a off-leash dog park area.

Address: Highway 51 and C Street
Directions: East of highway 51 between B and C streets. Continue downhill on C street to park boat ramp - or just walk, as the park is in the middle of downtown.
Website: http://www.ci.independence.or.us/Departments/ParksRecreation/CityParks/RiverviewPark/tabid/3963/Default.aspx

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2012
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