Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District welcomes you to this tranquil country estate, tucked into a wooded niche upon Cooper Mountain.
Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, this 68-acre property features an early 20th century home and refurbished stable, both suitable for corporate meetings or other social events.
Take a self-guided tour of the Jenkins Estate grounds and explore nearly two miles of trails that provide breathtaking views of the gardens, the Tualatin Valley and surrounding mountainside.
A 1.6-acre rhododendron garden is the first garden beyond the iron entrance gates. Perennial borders, wildflower meadows and water features highlight other areas on the grounds. Visit the Herb Garden Braille section, where you will find scented geraniums, lamb ears, lavender, rosemary, chives and thyme.
Gates are open 6 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. Weekend hours vary. Admission is free.
Rentals & Appointments
Our historic buildings are typically not open for tours or exploring on a drop-in basis. Please call 971/506-3844 to schedule an appointment or to tour the facilities for a potential event.
Geocaching utilizes Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers to find "caches" of small toys, trinkets, etc., hidden within containers of all sizes and shapes (Tupperware, ammo boxes, Altoid boxes, etc.). A geocacher goes to a geocaching Web page and searches the list of caches in the local area. Each listed cache has a set of longitude and latitude coordinates and/or clues. The geocachers use GPS receivers and clues to find the caches, after which they sign online logs.
Jenkins Estate has many visitors each week looking for "treasure." There are four known geocaches on the Jenkins Estate grounds. If you are new to geocaching, our park is a great place to learn.
Jenkins Estate offers a beautiful mix of groomed gardens and natural woods. It's a peaceful place for picnics, walking and bird watching. Our Natural Resources department says the top 10 noted birds to look for at the estate are the American robin, black-capped chickadee, dark-eyed junco, spotted towhee, fox sparrow, winter wren (seasonal), Steller's Jay, red-breasted nuthatch, brown creeper and bushtit.
Gate hours: 6 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday. Weekend hours vary.
This page was last updated on Tuesday November 19 2013 at 12:00 AM.