KNOW YOUR PARKS: Sunset boasts stunning river view

In a nutshell: Sunset Park in west Keizer has the easiest, most direct river access of any park in the city. Amenities, however, are almost non-existent. Time visited: 5:05 p.m. on a Monday Size: 1.5 acres Who was there: No one. Where it is: Blink and you’ll miss it. It’s on the west side of Rivercrest Drive N. at the west end of Sunset Drive N. It’s bound on the north and south side by private property, to the east by Rivercrest and to the west by the Willamette River. Mowing level: Good. Some shaded areas have limited grass, but the park is overall in good shape from a terrain perspective. What’s there: Is this park for you? Depends on what you’re looking for. If you want to open up the door and let the little ones run around on safe, bouncy jungle gyms, get back in the car and head a few blocks south to Wallace House Park. It’s easier (mostly in a good way) to say what Sunset Park does not have rather than what it does: No play structures of any kind, no bathrooms (temporary or permanent), no water fountain, no lighting once you get past the gate, no barriers between the river and publicly-accessible areas, no parking lot. Now that you know what Sunset Park is not, know what it is: For its small size...

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