Hoquarton Park

Tillamook, Oregon


This brownfield redevelopment project involved the creation of a trail system and park adjacent to downtown Tillamook. The design includes state-of-art sustainable materials and construction techniques, native habitat restoration, two trailheads, view platforms, and integrated artwork. The view platforms include information on historical site characteristics, such as landing areas along the Hoquarton slough used by the Native Americans (the word "hoquarton" means "landing"), and the outlines of historical mills that once occupied the area. Set on varying elevations, the platforms are designed to function as site-scale flood gauges during periodic high-water events. Once a forgotten and neglected site, this entirely ADA accessible park invigorates the area as both an important natural area and a key historical site.