Land near Grove Field is mentioned as potential dog park, disc golf course site

Clark County Parks Advisory Board to discuss possibilities Friday

Port of Camas-Washougal Commissioner John Spencer would like to hear people’s thoughts about utilizing some of the land near Grove Field Airport as a dog park and/or a disc golf course.

He envisions potential partnerships with Clark County, Dog Owners Group for Park Access in Washington and the Vancouver/Clark Disc Golf club.

Spencer brought up the ideas during the May 3 port meeting.

“Go for it,” Port Commissioner Bill Ward said, regarding the potential partnerships. “It is worth exploring.”

The partnership opportunities with the port are listed on the agenda of the next Clark County Parks Advisory Board meeting, to be held Friday, at noon, in the Bud Van Cleve Community Room at the Luke Jensen Sports Complex, 4000 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver.

Spencer is a member of the parks advisory board.

The possibility of adding an RV storage area by trees on the southeast end of Grove Field Airport was discussed during the port’s annual planning retreat April 20.

The airport is located at 632 N.E. 267th Ave., in Fern Prairie, five miles north of Camas.

“The potential is there for RV storage, disc golf and a dog park,” Spencer said. “One can do a lot with 48 acres. I could alternatively imagine a mini-storage, sports fields and community park.

“I would love to see if we can’t run a trail, from the Johnston [Dairy] Farm alongside the airport and over to whatever we put in on the east side,” he added. “There are a lot of possibilities.”