East Regional Park

East Regional Park consists of a series of ponds and riparian woodland with willows and cottonwoods along the Row River, and some conifer stands. Watch for Great Blue and Green Herons, Wood Duck and other waterfowl around the ponds and river. Four species of woodpecker are resident, along with chickadees, kinglets, and Wrentit. In spring look for warblers, Bullock’s Oriole, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Red-winged Blackbird. Osprey and Cedar Waxwing are commonly seen in summer. In winter this park can be good for sparrows, with occasional rarities. Black Phoebe has occurred in the park.

From I-5 Exit 174, go SE on Row River Rd for 1 mi to truck scale and parking lot. A paved trail leads into the park. Transit: Take Lane Transit District Bus 98 to E Whiteaker Ave. stop in Cottage Grove; walk 0.3 mi SE on Mosby Creek Rd, jog 0.1 mi E on Currin Con, and continue 0.4 mi SE on Row River Rd to park.