This section of the website is maintained by the Parks, Open Space & Environment Committee.
Parks and Natural Areas
The Glendoveer Golf Course, owned by Metro, is the largest open space in the neighborhood. In addition, there are several active recreation parks, some more developed than others -- and a few other open spaces, some very small. Additional information about parks and natural areas in the Hazelwood neighborhood is available here. You can also find information about open spaces located in adjacent neighborhoods, sometimes just across the street from the Hazelwood neighborhood.
For more information about parks in outer East Portland, see the East Portland Parks Coalition. Other groups active in east Portland park issues include Portland Parks & Recreation, the Portland Parks Board, Friends of Powell Butte.
Like several east Portland neighborhoods, Hazelwood has no remaining natural streams, wetlands or ponds.
Hazelwood is unique, however, in that it straddles three separate watersheds: Columbia Slough, Johnson Creek and Willamette River. The high point where the boundaries of the three watershed boundaries come together is located on the Glendoveer Golf Course. The highest elevation on the property is 340 feet (near the water tower in the SE corner). Look for the area where these three watersheds come together on the Portland Watershed Map.
Environmental Overlay Zones:
Only one small area in the Hazelwood neighborhood is protected by the City's Environmental Zone Overlay -- a small wooded area (approximately 2-acres) in the NW corner of the Glendoveer Golf Course property. This is the area referred to above as Glendoveer Woods, first acknowledged and protected by the City in 1992, with the adoption of the East Buttes and Terraces Conservation Plan.
Because trees continue to be a significant issue in the neighborhood, we've created a separate page for information and issues related to trees.