2/26: The main picnic shelter at Hazel Dell Community Park is reopen following repairs. The shelter was damaged during a high-wind event and had been closed since early January.
Master Plan Update & Improvement Project
We are in the early stages of a project to update this cherished park. The project will update the master plan, originally created in 1975, and make the park more accessible. The update will include the five acres added to the west side of the park in 2015. Those five acres were previously located north of the park and moved to the west side by a boundary line adjustment. Throughout the project, our goal is to maintain the character of the park and honor its history and significance in the community.
Pedestrian access to the park will be improved by the Northeast 68th Street project.
The community is invited to participate in the master planning and design process. Opportunities to provide input will include a survey, concept review and public comment period. The plan will also be reviewed by the Historic Preservation Commission. Information about public input opportunities will be posted here when available.
The project is funded by real estate excise taxes collected from the sale of homes in Clark County.
- Park master plan development: 2023
- Design development: 2023-2024
- Construction: 2024
August 2023 (PDF)
March 27, 2024 from 6 - 8 p.m. - Open House
- Parks and Lands will present a master plan for the undeveloped five-acre park parcel and an update on the accessibility improvements for the forested portion of the park.
- A portion of this meeting will be available online starting at 6:30 p.m.
- In person location - Minnehaha Elementary School, commons area (2800 NE 54th St., Vancouver, WA 98663).
- Hybrid meeting via WebEx - link to be provided 10 days prior to meeting.
Lynde Wallick, park and trails planner
This 20-acre community park was one of the first built in the county.
- 2 picnic shelters with electricity and water
- 3 barbecue grills
- 34 picnic tables
- 2 drinking fountains
- 2 pieces of play equipment
- 1 restroom
The park's west shelter, which seats up to 100 people, can be reserved for a $150 daily fee. The park's east shelter, which seats up to 35 people, can be reserved for a $75 daily fee.
The picnic shelters can be reserved up to 334 days in advance for events taking place April1 through Oct. 31. The shelters must be reserved at least seven days in advance.
Shelters that have not been reserved are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis. All shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis at no charge, Nov. 1 through March 31.
7 am to dusk
2300 NE 68th St.