FAQ - Facilities
Eagle Landing Park
Reservations at Eagle Landing Park are only for special use events.
No, there is no concessions at Eagle Landing Park.
No, there are not sanitation facilities at Eagle Landing Park.
Yes. Washington County leash laws apply at Eagle Landing Park.
Yes, you can park your canoe/kayak trailer at Eagle Landing Park, but only for the time the watercraft is in use.
Yes, fishing is allowed at Eagle Landing Park. Refer to State of Oregon fishing and hunting regulations.
No, hunting is not allowed at Eagle Landing Park.
No, there is no user fee for Eagle Landing Park.
No. There is no overnight camping at Eagle Landing Park.
Hours of operation at Eagle Landing Park is sunrise to sunset, every day of the year.
Yes, animals are allowed at Hagg Lake Park, but please refer all questions to animal control.
Unfortunately not at this time, however, we are happy to say these amenities (and much more) for Hagg Lake Park are coming soon.
Hagg Lake Park is located 25 mile southwest of Portland (near Forest Grove). The physical address to the Park is 50250 SW Scoggins Valley Road, Gaston, OR 97119.
For Hagg Lake Park site availability, description of the various (3) facilities offered, and price estimates, simply call (503) 846-7000, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (closed during the lunch hour - 1:00 to 2:00) Reservation applications should be sent to: Washington County Parks, Attention Park Reservations, 50250 SW Scoggins Valley Road, Gaston, OR 97119 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water quality is tested weekly at Hagg Lake in search of any harmful contaminates. Water samples from three (3) separate locations at the Lake are sent to the Oregon Health Division Center for Public Health Laboratories. We are happy to report that the levels of contaminates in the water are very low and do not pose a health threat to recreational users of the Lake. Please check out the following website for tips on Healthy Swimming: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming/.
Prices at Hagg Lake Park vary according to your requirements and the purpose of your reservation - there are 3 large group reservable areas (2 large covered pavilions and 1 open air group use area). Please contact (503) 846-7000 for assistance. Hagg Lake offers many picnic tables (some with BBQ grills) throughout the park. The picnic tables are open to the public on a first come/first serve basis, free of charge and do not require a reservation. Special Use Event Reservations (i.e. - commercial film shoots, large scale events) call the park office for details 503-846-7000.
Yes, alcohol is allowed in Hagg Lake Park.
You are responsible for yourself and your guests when alcohol is involved.
The Park is patrolled by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon State Police, and by Park Rangers.
Catered events, where an alcohol server/bartender is preparing and serving drinks, require a permit from the Washington County Health Department.
Hagg Lake is open during daylight hours - sun-up to sun-down. No overnight camping For camping near Hagg Lake please contact: Stub Stewart State Park 1-800-452-5687 Gales Creek Campground 503-357-2191 Reehers Camp - 503-357-2191
Hagg Lake Park has many options and types. Please refer to the Facilities page of the website for more details or call the park office at 503-846-7000 for more information.
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is comprised of community members that provide advice on the maintenance, operations, and capital development needs of Washington County Parks including Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake. Traditionally, members are appointed from all Commissioner districts. For more information, or to download an application, please visit the Boards and Commissions site.
Hagg Lake Park boasts a wide variety of outdoor activities. Please refer to the Activities page of the website for a detailed list.
The Hagg Lake Park is especially well suited towards water sports activities. Please refer to the Activities page of the website for a more detailed listing.
Cell phone coverage is good if you have AT&T otherwise cell phone coverage is spotty at Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake. There are 911 emergency phones located at Eagle Point Recreation Area Boat Ramp and Boat Ramp C. The Lake Stop store has a pay phone.
Yes. Your party is responsible for the clean-up at Metzger Park.
Yes. There are fifteen, 6 foot rectangular tables and 125 folding chairs available for your use.
No, linens, dishware or eating utensils are not provided at Metzger Park Hall.
Full payment of the hourly charge and security deposit will reserve the date for your event at Metzger Park. Reservations are taken on a "first come, first served" basis - (503) 846-7000
Metzger Park Hall can accommodate about 200 total. The facilities at Metzger Park Hall include:
One 1,200 square foot room with a sliding glass doors that leads to a patio area. This room can accommodate 100-150 people.
One 600 square foot room, with sliding glass doors, that leads to the beautiful Park outside. This room can accommodate 50-75.
Yes. Music is allowed as long as it is not so loud that it bothers the neighbors at Metzger Park.
Yes, at Metzger Park there is a three hour minimum. Set up and clean up time is included in the time that you pay for.
Yes. Information on Park reservations for Metzger Park and Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake can be obtained by dialing the Parks Group (503) 846-7000 Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (closed during the lunch hour noon to 1:00). The direct dial number for the Park Headquarters of Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake is (503) 846-7000. The Parks Manager and Rangers may be reached at this number as well.
At Metzger Park, you must furnish your own food, either catered or brought in. Alcohol is not permitted in Patricia D. Whiting Hall or in Metzger Park.
Metzger Park Hall is equipped with a kitchen that includes a stove, refrigerator, microwave, and 100 cup coffee pot.
Weekend Rates (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) 8AM to 11 PM (Non-LID Resident), $50 per hour, two-hour minimum rental. 8AM to 11 PM (LID Resident & Organizations*), $40.00 per hour, two-hour minimum rental. Renter must show proof of LID residency. Cleaning/Security Deposit - Refundable** $125.00 Weekday Rates (Monday through Thursday) 8AM to 11 PM (Non-LID Resident), $35.00 per hour First 2 hours per day (LID Resident & Organizations*) Free Greater than 2 hours (LID Resident & Organizations*), $35.00per hour Cleaning/Security Deposit - Refundable** $125.00 *Community Based Organization 501(c)(3), government, or LID Resident Sponsored **Repeat customers renting the building more than once in any twelve months period may request a waiver of the cleaning/security deposit. Repeat customers will be eligible for the waiver by thoroughly cleaning the building after each rental. Some or all of the cleaning/security deposit may be withheld if the building is not cleaned or the facility or furnishings are damaged. Determination of withholding will be made by Washington County Parks. Cancellation fees Cancellation 15 or more days prior - 25% of rental fee withheld Cancellation 14 or less days prior - 50% of rental fee withheld
The hall at Metzger Park must be cleaned and emptied out by 11PM (Monday through Sunday).
For more information please call (503) 846-7000
Yes. Washington County operates and maintains three parks within its boundaries. Metzger Park Local Improvement District, located at 8400 S.W. Hemlock, Portland, OR 97223 Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake, located at 50250 SW Scoggins Valley Rd. Gaston, OR 97119 Eagle Landing, 1/2 acre canoe & kayak access port on the Tualatin River, located at 26001 SW Rainbow Lane, Hillsboro, OR 97123 General Park information on County operated Parks can be obtained by dialing (503) 846-7000 Monday thru Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm (closed during the lunch hour - 1:00 to 2:00).
Yes. Information on park reservations for Metzger Park and Scoggins Valley Park/Henry Hagg Lake can be obtained by dialing the Parks Group at (503) 846-7000 Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm (closed during the lunch hour - 1:00 to 2:00).
Registration for the real property auction is taken at the day of the auction at the door to the auction. No preregistration is required.
The real property auctions are held in one of the Washington County conference rooms in Hillsboro, Oregon. The time, date and location of the auction will be advertised at least 4 weeks prior to the auction date.
Real Property Auction
There is no pre-registration for the real property auction. Registration occurs at the door the day of the auction.
Washington County refers to over the counter sales as private sales. Real property that did not sale at a previous real property auction may be sold through a private sale.
No, the mortgage foreclosure auctions are not conducted by Washington County. Mortgage foreclosure real property auctions are conducted by a Trustee appointed by the Mortgage Company. Typically, the only involvement Washington County has with the mortgage foreclosures is recording of the documents. The Washington County, Department of Assessment & Taxation, Recording Division, can be contacted at 503.846.8752 regarding a mortgage foreclosure property or you can visit this department and do research on the mortgage foreclosures. The Department of Assessment & Taxation, Recording Division, is located at 155 North First Avenue, Room 130, Hillsboro, OR.
To be notified of the next real property auction, click on the Real Property Auction page or the Tax Foreclosed Property page and on the bottom of the page you can submit the form to be added to the email notification list. The County will send out an email approximately 2 months prior to the auction.
Any person interested in bidding on real property offered for sale at the oral public auction must register to bid at the door. Bidding begins at the minimum bid established in notice of sale and continues incrementally until no more bids are offered. The successful bidder must make a twenty percent deposit of the purchase price at the time of sale and sign a Certificate of Sale Agreement. The balance of the purchase price is due at closing, which is typically within 30 to 60 days from the date of the auction.
The minimum bid for the real property auction properties for tax foreclosed properties is typically established at 70 percent of the assessed Real Market Value (RMV) for the real property.
The real property auctions are held whenever there is property available for sale. At this time, there is no specific date when the auction occurs.
No, the twenty percent deposit for purchase of the real property at auction is not refundable.
If the property does not receive any offers at public auction, the county may choose to hold the property for the next real property auction or it may be sold through a private sale. A private sale is when an interested person submits a written offer for the property. Acceptance of the offer is subject to Board of Commissioner approval and must meet the requirements of Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 275.200.
If the property being sold at the real property auction is a tax foreclosed parcel of land a Quit Claim Deed is given. If the property being sold at the real property auction is other than tax foreclosed property, a Bargain and Sale Deed is typically given.
Washington County accepts cash, cashier's check or certified funds for the twenty percent deposit and for the remaining amount due upon the completion of sale.
No, the State of Oregon is a Tax Deed state rather than a tax lien state. Only the property owner and any lienholder(s) have the right to redeem the property from tax foreclosure.
No, the previous owner of a tax foreclosed parcel of land does not have any rights to the property. All rights were relinquished once the deed to the property transferred to Washington County.