Canby Community Park
1348 SW Berg Parkway, Canby, OR
Situated by the Molalla River (near Safeway) this is a very natural park with picnic facilities, barbecue pits, playground equipment, a ball field and a fishing pond. Angling restricted to youth age 17 and under or holders of one of the Disabled Anglers permits.
350 N Grant Street, Canby, OR
Home of the gazebo & playground equipment. Located in the center of downtown Canby, this park is the site of many community events. This gathering spot was named for State Supreme Court Chief Justice, Aaron E. Wait.
Molalla River State Park
NE 37th Avenue, Canby, OR
Imagine combining a scenic drive, hiking, picnicking, fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing and a ferry ride all in one location. You can do it all at Molalla River State Park near Canby, Oregon. This natural area sits at the confluence of the Willamette, Molalla and Pudding rivers. The flood plains of these rivers provide important habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, deer, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians. One of the largest blue heron rookeries in the Willamette Valley is located here. Molalla River State Park has grassy field areas for picnics and games and a pet exercise area where you can let your dog run off leash. Fishing is a popular activity, and a boat ramp gives you convenient river access. No boat? You can cross the river on the Canby Ferry, located a quarter mile downstream. It’s one of three ferries still in operation on the Willamette River. Fruit, vegetable and flower stands abound seasonally in some of the finest farmland in Oregon.
1200 SE 13th Avenue, Canby, OR
Adjacent to Ackerman school grounds. Restrooms, playgrounds, soccer fields, and a picnic shelter with a walking path and meditation garden. The park hosts many soccer games and tournaments.
Maple Street Park
In the heart of the Maple Street neighborhood in Canby is the Maple Street Park. The park is highlighted by two softball fields two large children’s play areas. There are also tennis courts and a BBQ area. Restroom facilities and covered eating area make this park a nice place to spend the day.
Logging Road Trail
If there is one thing in Canby that is the best kept secret, it’s a 3.5-mile trail that bisects the community, with bridges over roads and highways. It is a straight paved and well maintained trail that offers some of the smoothest bike rides, runs, skates and walks around the state. The trial is closed off to vehicle traffic. There are spots where you can leave the trail and there are several porta-potties along the trail too. Access is easy. The northern-most access point has a parking lot on Territorial Road just east of N. Pine Street. Southern access points include S. 4th Avenue, east of Baker Prairie Middle School or at 13th Avenue adjacent to Sequoia Parkway and also near Fourth Street in Canby.
Highlights include “Eco Park” where there are dirt trails that run through virtually untouched forested areas, so you can look at the plants and wildlife that the area has to offer. Eco Park is about 1.5 miles from the river, and it was a nice flat stroll to the end of the trail. Along the trail there was also a disc-golf course, which was in a forested area making it have an added challenge than the open disc golf courses. The trail also goes along the Willamette Valley Country Club, which is a private golf course in Canby. It opens up around the course and there are some pretty nice views of the course, Mt. Hood and the surrounding area. The trail ends at an overlook of the Willamette River. A beautiful wooden bridge is a part of the trail that helps it over Township Road – another busy Canby street – so there are no interactions with motor vehicles on the trail. Another favorite part of the trail is the bridge over Highway 99E and the railroad tracks, a great opportunity to watch a trail go beneath you and see all the cars