JUNIPER HILLS PARK
1992 - Madras, Oregon
In 1992, the Bean Foundation joined with others to address the community’s growing need for greater recreational opportunities for families and children in Jefferson County. With Jefferson County officials, HAABLAA, a multi-cultural community advocacy group, and Jefferson County Little League to create Juniper Hills Park, a regional park located in the east side of Madras.
The Foundation donated 69 acres of prime land to the project, a gift valued at about $700,000, and reserved an additional 31 acres for future developments. The project was developed in phases with other partners joining in over a ten-year period.
By 2002, Juniper Park Hills offered three little league fields, four softball fields, a nine-hole Frisbee golf course, two Olympic size soccer fields for multiple uses, a fossil exhibit, two playgrounds, two bathrooms, parking lots, and 2.3 miles of paved walking path.
In 2018, the park received a $297,000 grant from the State to fund a new restroom and concession building adjacent to the Little League fields, two large picnic shelters and a paved route between the restrooms and shelters to improve ADA access. Today, Juniper Hills Park is a favorite place for locals and visitors to play.