City of Milwaukie Riverfront Park

The Riverfront Park Restoration project was a significant component of the City of Milwaukie Downtown Plan. The project focused on helping restore two important Willamette River tributaries: Kellogg Creek and Johnson Creek. Restoration along part of a third tributary, Spring Creek, was also included in the plan with the provision of green space for walking, watching the river, and special events.

This Oregon Solutions project helped to identify community resources for restoration activities and for long-term park maintenance while helping to resolve the competing desires for green space and boat access/parking.

In December 2012 The city and project team celebrated the ribbon cutting for the park. Pictures from the event can be viewed here.


  • On May 19, 2011 the City of Milwaukie and the Johnson Creek Watershed Council were awarded a grant for $225,000 by the Metro Nature in Neighborhoods program. These funds of $190,000 will be used to construct the first phase of Milwaukie Riverfront Park, including Klein Point Overlook, at the north end of the park.