Park will be an asset to the community

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Today, Fallen Leaf Lake Park will be officially dedicated as the newest addition to what has become the city of Camas’ long list of open spaces where members of the community can come together to recreate and enjoy the outdoors. This gem is also likely to become a regional destination spot.

The beautiful site, surrounded by lush greenery and wildlife that includes turkey vultures, osprey and beavers, will truly be an asset to the community when it is fully operational and open to the public. It will no doubt be a future site for special events including weddings, anniversaries, reunions and birthday parties, in addition to daily trail walking, picnicking and relaxing.

The background for this incredible setting includes a great deal of time, work and dedication to fulfilling a vision generated from an initial concept of making this property, previously owned by Koch Industries, into a place where the public could congregate.

This vision feeds into another grand plan inspired decades ago and developed by city leaders and elected officials to create a city with a selection of parks and open spaces where its residents could choose spend time. There have been ups and downs, stalls and bumps along the way, but another element of that overall plan, Fallen Leaf Lake Park, has been realized today.