Featured Project: New Tom Pearce Park Playground
The Tom Pearce Park Playground was closed on July 12, 2019 due to safety concerns. The wooden structure was installed in March 1990.
The Foundation is partnering with the Josephine County Parks Department to build a new inclusive playground at Tom Pearce Park. If you would like to make a financial contribution, you may use the Donate link above, all donations are tax deductible.
For more information on the new playground, go to the Tom Pearce Playground page!
Whitehorse Park Renovation
Whitehorse Park was the first developed park in Josephine County, purchased in 1958. For many years it had the distinction of being the only public park between San Francisco and Portland with trailer hook ups. The infrastructure is outdated and updates are required to meet the needs of today's campers.
The Foundation is supporting the County Parks Department in raising funds and seeking grant money to replace restrooms and showers, as well as add RV camping and reconstruct site layouts. The County is in the process of working with engineers for plans and seeking funding for the future project.
Tom Pearce Trail Repair
Completed July 2019
The Tom Pearce Trail had large tree roots growing up into the paved trail. The Foundation, with the help of the Four Way Foundation, funded the removal of roots and repaving two main sections of the trail.
Lake Selmac Restrooms and Bridge 2017
Completed Spring 2018!
This project will remove six wooden vault toilets around the lake and replace them with four ADA precast double waterless restrooms, one of each at Eagle Loop, Teal Loop, Bass Shelter, and Heron Loop. There is also a pedestrian bridge near Eagle Loop that will be rebuilt – it is currently closed due to deterioration and safety reasons.
The Foundation has partnered with the County Parks Department. Fundraising is still occurring at this time, the project is anticipated to be completed by June 2017.
Additional upcoming projects will include campground renovations, park playgrounds, restroom facilities, trails, and much more!