Battle Ground hosting open house for parks master plan


The City of Battle Ground invites community members to participate in an open house event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 to share their input on the parks site master plans for Remy, Gardner Oaks and Durkee properties.  The open house will take place on the second floor at Battle Ground City Hall, 109 SW First St.

According to a City of Battle Ground news release, in 2022, the City of Battle Ground adopted the updated comprehensive Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan to guide development of new recreational amenities, parks and open space, as well as the renovation of existing facilities, through 2028.  Guided by the community’s vision set forth in the PROS Plan, the City has begun developing site specific master planning for Remy, Gardner Oaks, and Durkee properties to determine their potential as recreational amenities for the Battle Ground Community.

The public is invited to review the conceptual designs and provide their input to help determine the best uses and phased development of these future park properties. 

Remy Property – Generally located on the northeast corner of Southwest 20th Avenue and southwest Scotton Way. This 80.2-acre property is centrally located in Battle Ground. A preliminary site analysis would be necessary to determine the extent of wetlands, as well as understand any regulatory or mitigation measures that may apply to development of a park at the site, according to a news release. Future park amenities would need to be planned around wetlands, critical areas and other site constraints.

Gardner Oaks Property – Located on the eastside of state Route 503 near Southwest 10th Street. This 12.98-acre, undeveloped park consists of mown fields with groups of trees divided by a drainage swale that bisects the flat property at an angle from southeast to northwest, according to the news release. While this property has adequate acreage for a well-provisioned community park, potential development of the Gardner Oaks location would likely be impacted by the presence of wetlands on site.

Durkee Property – Located on the north side of northeast 219th Street and approximately Northeast 173rd Avenue. In March 2012, Clark County deeded the 35-acre Durkee property to the City of Battle Ground. It had been originally gifted to Clark County with the stipulation that it would only be used for park and open space purposes, according to the release. The north and west sides of the property are forested with Douglas fir and cedar trees; the site also supports an old holly orchard. The western side of the property is constrained by steeper forested slopes.  The remainder of the property consists of improved pasture and moderately hilly topography.  The site also includes the headwaters of a small tributary to Salmon Creek.

Additional information on the City’s category-specific plans, including the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan, is available at