Joryville Park - Marion County, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bandmaster
N 44° 51.473 W 123° 04.879
10T E 493575 N 4967166
Quick Description: Joryville County Park is a natural,wooded area with a stream meandering through the park at the base of the hill.Directions: 4 miles out Liberty Rd S.,then one mile West on Jory Hill Rd,then South on Elmhurst Dr a short distance to the park.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 9/19/2007 3:53:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM2804
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 65

Long Description:
Jory-Ville Park is dedicated to the memory of William Jory and Jane E. Moore who were pioneers. 1847-1852 Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Jory, pioneers of the area, gave the land to the South Salem Chamber of Commerce in the 1950's for a park. Later, when the SSCC was dissolved, the Chamber deeded the land to Marion County. With the assistance of 4-h'ers, a horse riding arena was developed near the entrance. Equestrian and pedestrian trails from the base to the top of the hill were developed with use of work relief crews. The roadway through the park and parking area at the top of the hill near the shelter building was paved with blacktop with the assistance of Federal Land and Water funds. Because of the availability of the shelter building and the remote appearance of the area, it is heavily used for day camps, by youth groups, and for family gatherings. There are also individual picnic sites located along Jory Creek.

In 1980, the park was closed to vehicles. Park users must park their vehicles at the base of the hill, by the horse arena. Groups may obtain, under special conditions, a permit to take vehicles to the shelter.

Facilities at a Glance

27.407 Acres
Picnic Tables
Fire Pits
ADA Restroom
Hiking Trails
Horse-Riding Area

The main coordinates take you to the entrance to the park and a large parking lot. You can explore the many trails throughout the park, either along the creek on level ground or choosing to make the climb to the top of the hill by either the road closed off to traffic or any of the several walking paths.

Horseback riding is quite popular in this park. I have found the several Geo Caches located in the park. There are at least four that I know of.

There is a sign placed at the entrance to the parking lot that reads:

MARION COUNTY THANKS Friends Of Joryville For Adopting JORYVILLE PARK.
For information on adopting a park Call: 588-5036



Let me know about your experience as you hiked through Joryville Park.
Name: Joryville County Park

Street Location: Corner of Elmhurst Drive South & Nehalem Street South

Local Municipality: Marion County

State/Province, etc.: Oregon 97306

Country: United States

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: Jory-Ville Park is dedicated to the memory of William Jory and Jane E. Moore who were pioneers. 1847-1852

Date Established: 1950

Picnic Facilities: Picnic Tables, Fire Pits, ADA Restroom

Recreational Facilities:
Hiking Trails, Horse-Riding Area


Monuments/Statues: Monument to Pioneers located near entrance

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Jory Creek

Special Events: Because of the availability of the shelter building and the remote appearance of the area, it is heavily used for day camps, by youth groups, and for family gatherings. There are also individual picnic sites located along Jory Creek.

Traditional Geocaches:
Four Geocaches that I have found personally.


Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Not listed

Fountains: Not listed

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