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The City of Lowell maintains approximately 2.74 acres of developed park land and owns an additional 4 acres of undeveloped open space.  The parks in Lowell are maintained primarily by volunteers. A Park Advisory Committee was formed to work with the city to create a Park Master Plan that was completed in October 2007.  

Paul Fisher Park is a neighborhood park that is located at the intersection of Moss and 3rd Streets. The park is approximately 1.33 acres in size and is adjacent to Lowell City Hall. The park was named after a dedicated employee (Paul Fisher) that maintained the parks in the late 80’s and early 90’s.

The city received a $40,000 grant from the Oregon Park and Recreation Department for new playground equipment (see photos) for Paul Fisher Park and construction was completed in December 2006.

Rolling Rock Park is a community park that is located on the south side of North Shore Drive between Moss and Pioneer streets. Developed as a heritage park with grants from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the Oregon Arts Council, the park highlights Lowell’s history. Interpretive displays tie together historical artifacts and railroad themed amenities. This park is used for passive recreation by all age groups and is also the site of the annual Blackberry Jam Festival. (For more info on the Blackberry Jam visit www.blackberryjamfestival.com). This park has three gazebos with picnic tables and BBQ pits for people to enjoy lunch in the park or a weekend BBQ. The Cannon Street Bridge is located in Rolling Rock Park. The Cannon Street Bridge, as well as the Lowell Interpretive Center (formerly Lowell Bridge) are only two of the many covered bridges located in Lane County. (For more info on Covered Bridges visit http://www.co.lane.or.us/about/bridges.htm).

The newest attraction to Rolling Rock Park is the Southern Pacific Class C-30-3 wood Caboose. Originally built in 1929, this caboose was used on Weyerhaeuser’s Sutherlin line before it was moved to their Marcola line in the 1960s. The caboose was utilized on the Mohawk Rocket” logging train until September 1, 1987. The caboose was donated to the City of Lowell by Weyerhaeuser in early 2008. Thanks to the generosity of Weyerhaeuser and the assistance of a lot of volunteers, the caboose was moved into Rolling Rock Park on Friday, June 6, 2008. The caboose compliments the other heritage features in the park that honor the area’s logging and railroad history. Special thanks to Oldham Crane Service, Union Pacific Oakridge Maintenance Way, Gunderson, Portable Rock, the Lowell Parks Committee Volunteers. A very special thanks goes to Nancy Stark who had a huge part in making this happen. Thanks Nancy!

The caboose will be open for visitors to walk through at the Annual Blackberry Jam Festival.  So come and check out the Caboose!