Tower Crest Neighborhood Park
This 2.9-acre park was completed in 2017 as part of the Greater Clark Parks District.
The park features towering tees. A city of Vancouver water tower and city-owned property is southwest of the park.
Tower Crest is the name of an adjacent subdivision.
7 am to dusk
The draft concept plan (PDF) for the park included the following features:
- Paved loop walking trail.
- Small playground with equipment.
- Small central meadow area.
- Nature play area that includes boulders, lily pads and logs
- One picnic table.
- Three benches.
- Wood chip connector trail to the city of Vancouver's public works property.
- Future paved trail connection to Northeast 53rd Street.
- Habitat enhancements.
- Signs, bike rack and garbage can.
Neighborhood parks are designed to be walk-to/bike-to parks for people who live within a half-mile radius. They are not meant to be major destination parks, attracting visitors from across the county. Accordingly, they do not have parking lots or restrooms, which are included in larger community or regional parks that draw people from far away.
Project staff relies on public participation to help guide park layout during the planning process.
The first project newsletter and comment form was mailed to neighbors living within walking distance of this park in March 2010.
Staff used these comments to help develop a proposed conceptual development plan showing what this park might look like. This plan was presented to neighbors for input at a public meeting in May 2010 and posted online for additional input from those who couldn't attend the meeting.
An updated plan was mailed to neighbors for final review and input in late June 2010. The plan was presented to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission for approval at public meetings in August and September 2010.
May 2010 public meeting
- Public comment summary (PDF)
- Frequently asked questions (PDF)
- Site analysis (PDF)
- Park property survey and topographical map (PDF)
- Draft concept plan drawing (May 2010) (PDF)
- Nature play examples (PDF) - Illustrates the "trunk crawl," "material box," "log forest" and "boulders" features shown in the concept plan.
- Postcard invitation (PDF)
- Postcard invitation - Russian (PDF)
March 2010 newsletter and comment form mailing