An Event For The Whole Family
Wilsonville prides itself on its family friendly events. We encourage all riders to bring family members along. They can register and participate in the Salmon Cycling Classic or enjoy all the park amenities.
Bring friends and family. There’s something for everyone.
THERE ARE PLENTY OF GREAT THINGS TO DO while cyclists are out on the course:
The Fondo Start/Finish Line is in Memorial Park – a 70-acre park operated by the City of
Wilsonville. The family friendly opportunities there include:
Acres and acres of room just to roam around in, play, and enjoy the beautiful sunshine.
Baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a sand volleyball court, skateboard area, an “off-leash” dog park, a Frisbee Golf course, and several acres of wooded areas with trails. The whole park fronts the Willamette River and there is a nice floating dock to stretch out and work on that suntan!
The north end of the park (Murase Plaza - near Wilsonville Road entrance) has an interactive water feature, a large new play structure area, its own parking area, a historic barn and nut drying shed.
OTHER NEARBY PARKS
The Korean War Memorial Park is an extremely well done symbol of respect to those we served. Adjacent to park you’ll find a play structure, an interactive water feature, and a basketball court.
If you care for exploring and history – Boones Ferry Park is the actual location where Alphonso Boone (yes- Daniel Boones’ actual grandson) started a ferry service back and forth over the Willamette River. It ran for 107 years until the I-5 Bridge replaced it in 1954. When he started it in 1847, he hired the local Indians to paddle the ferry back and forth! Also in the park is the historic Tauchmann House – the home of the man who ran the ferry for many years before the ferry closed. This is also the location of proposed new bicycle-pedestrian bridge.
Another area to explore is Metro’s Graham Oaks Park – a 250-acre nature park. Enjoy the quiet savannas, the cool woodlands, the birds and all types of little creatures; and don’t forget the trails that take you all over the 250-acres! Parking, restrooms, and shaded sitting areas to watch the wildlife are all provided.
For those so inclined – the Clackamas County Boat Launch is just across the I-5 Boone Bridge on the West side. Canoe, kayak, speedboat, water skiing – or just enjoying being near the water while those others are off sweating on their bicycles!
RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING CENTERS, & HOTELS
Wilsonville has three major shopping centers and Costco, Target, Rite Aid, Fred Meyers, and other stores.
Lots of restaurants for your dining pleasure. Plenty of fast food options. Sit-down restaurants include: Oswego Grill, Red Robin, The Ram, New Hunan Kitchen, Black Bear Diner, Shari’s Café & Pies, Qdoba Foods, Canton Phoenix, Wong’s Chinese Restaurant, Dar Essalam, Abella Italian Kitchen, Noodles & Company, Boston’s Pub & Grill, McMenamin’s Old Church & Pub, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Gyro House Mediterranean Grill, Langdon’s Grill, The Beer Station, Wanker’s Corner Saloon and Café, San Blas Restaurant, and many more.
Wilsonville has a number of fine hotels for your convenience. These include Holiday Inn, La Quinta, Best Western, Quality Inn, Motel 6, Guesthouse Inn & Suites, and Snooz Inn.
OTHER DON’T MISS PLACES
Just across from Murase Plaza is the WILSONVILLE LIBRARY – take a few minutes to see what is considered to be the world’s largest “intarsia” (a large, elaborate bird’s eye picture of early Wilsonville formed using inlays of over 50 different kinds of wood).
The FAMILY FUN CENTER is in the northwest corner of Town Center and has an Arcade, miniature golf, batting cage, zip line, go carts, climbing wall, laser tag, bumper boats, Kidopolis, Sky Trail, XD Dark Ride, and more.
On the west side of I-5 and north of Wilsonville Road is THE WORLD OF SPEED MOTOR SPORTS MUSEUM. A tremendous display of historic and vintage cars, motorcycles, etc. in a rotating display. Make time for this!
OTHER RECREATiONAL OPTIONS
Regal 9 Stadium Theaters and Wilsonville Bowling Lanes