Josephine County Historical Society's "Passport To History" - Riverside Park - Grants Pass, Oregon

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Josephine County Historical Society's "Passport To History" - Riverside Park - Grants Pass, Oregon

Josephine County Historical Society Passport To History - Riverside Park

We continued our Josephine County Historical Society's "Passport To History" program by visiting Riverside Park in Grants Pass.

Josephine County Historical Society Passport To History - Riverside Park

After having lunch on the patio at the Taprock Grill, on the other side of the Rogue River, we came across to Riverside Park, which is "the Big Kahuna" of the Grants Pass parks.

Josephine County Historical Society Passport To History - Riverside Park

This is just part of the fleet of jetboats that are constantly taking passengers down the Wild and Scenic Rogue River, and returning to the Taprock Grill.

Josephine County Historical Society Passport To History - Riverside Park

Riverside Parkhosts a myriad of activities throughout the year.  In addition to the many walking and bike paths, the park has a

Josephine County Historical Society Passport To History - Riverside Parkmassive playground,

Josephine County Historical Society Passport To History - Riverside Park

rose gardens,  a soccer field, softball field and disc golf-course meanders through sections of the park.

Josephine County Historical Society Passport To History - Riverside Park

Ducks, geese and pigeons fill the park, and for the most part, disregard the people who walk and boat among them.

Josephine County Historical Society Passport To History - Riverside Park

Riverside Park is the venue of the Boatnik Festival, which is held every Memorial Weekend in Grants Pass.

Josephine County Historical Society Passport To History - Riverside Park

In the summertime there are weekly concerts in the Park.  Jetboats, kayaks, rafts, and every kind of boat you can imagine will be seen going up and down the river.

Josephine County Historical Society Passport To History - Riverside Park

Riverside Park hosts picnic tables with electricity, barbecue pits, horseshoe pits, and portable volleyball standards, which can all be reserved.

Josephine County Historical Society Passport To History - Riverside Park   Josephine County Historical Society Passport To History - Riverside Park

Next time you visit Riverside Park  stop and take a look at the memorial to Glen Wooldridge.  He was the first person to run a drift boat from Grants Pass to the Pacific Ocean, and that was in 1915!

Josephine County Historical Society Passport To History - Riverside Park

Riverside Park has always been a favorite gathering place since pioneer days, and is the jumping off point to head for Northern Oregon, California, and the coast.

Josephine County Historical Society Passport To History - Riverside Park

A short 90 minutes from here, takes you to the Oregon Caves National Monument, another half-hour you can be in Crescent City, California on the coast, or turn north to Brookings, Gold Beach, or the professional, widely known golf courses, such as Bandon Dunes in Bandon, Oregon.

Josephine County Historical Society Passport To History - Riverside Park

Please visit the Josephine County Historical Society's website Josephine County Historical Society Passport To History - Riverside Park for more information on the Passport To History program.

Below are the links to my earlier Josephine County Historical Society's Passport To History blogs.


Introduction      Caveman      Schmidt House

Blind George's Newsstand        Grants Pass Historic Homes Tour

Historic District Tour      Grants Pass Pharmacy      Rogue Theatre

Hugo Community Church      Haines Apple Tree      Ament Dam

Grants Pass Cemeteries      Pottsville      Sportsman Park

Griffin Park      Lake Selmac      Granite Hill Cemetery

Pleasant Valley Cemetery        Josephine County Bridges

Grants Pass Fire Department      Reinhart Volunteer Park      Wolf Creek Inn

Applegate Trail Interpretive Center        Golden Townsite

Grave Creek Covered Bridge        Robertson Bridge

Wilderville Store and Post Office        Wilderville Cemetery

Granite Tombstone Quarry        Merlin Park - Veterans Walk of Honor

Gotcher Cemetery      Provolt Store      Missouri Flat Cemetery

Siskiyou Smokejumper Base        Rough & Ready Botanical Wayside

Rough & Ready Lumber Co.       Pacifica, A Garden In The Siskiyous

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Don't forget all the great fishing you have down your way also. Some of us fisherman really don't mind traveling all that way, just to get some of the best tasting fish in Oregon.

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Gary...what a great 'trip' this is; so glad that I saw your post;l does pay to subscribe !
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