Parks & Trails

La Center’s Parks & Trail

The La Center Public Works Department provides opportunities for the La Center community to “Play More”. We strive to help residents discover, explore and enjoy life through creative and challenging recreational choices that contribute to their physical, emotional and social health. The City of La Center focuses on two strategic goals when developing our parks and trails: conservation of open space, fish and wildlife and natural resources, and providing recreational opportunities which enrich the lives of the community through thriving, livable neighborhoods and a well managed city.

Neighborhood and Community Parks

Elmer Soehl Park

This quiet neighbourhood park is nestled on the corner of 7th Street and East Elm Avenue. This is the perfect park for a peaceful picnic lunch.

Location: 620 East Elm Avenue, La Center, Washington 98629


  • Playground
  • Picnic Tables

Heritage Park

This park is situated within the Southview Heights neighborhood and is part of the 6 1/2 acre wetland park. This versatile park has something for everybody; playground, basketball court, picnic tables, gazebo and plenty of green space. Bring your bike or walking shoes and enjoy the birds, frogs and variety of interesting plant and animal life within the wetlands.

Location: 525 E Heritage Loop, La Center, Washington 98629 


  • Basketball 1/2 Court
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Gazebo
  • Merry-Go-Round
  • Restrooms – Open Year Round
  • Picnic Tables
  • Swings
  • Heritage Trail

Holley Park

The La Center Holley Park is conveniently located at 1000 East 4th Street, next to the La Center schools and Fort Vancouver Library. This versatile park just got better! In 2013 the City built a new skate path and splash pad. The City Council is devoted to providing quality outdoor opportunities for everybody to get outside and enjoy being active.

Location: 1000 East 4th Street, La Center, Washington 98629


  • Splash Pad (Open Seasonally 11am-8pm)
  • Skate Path (Open Seasonally July-Labor Day)
  • (2) Baseball Fields
  • (1) Softball Field
  • (1) Soccer Field
  • Basketball Court
  • Concession Stand
  • Scoreboards
  • Playground
  • Arch Climber
  • Swings
  • Tennis Courts
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Restrooms (Open Year Round 6am-6pm)
  • Picnic Tables

Sternwheeler Park

Location: 100 East 4th Street, La Center, Washington 98629


  • Amphitheater
  • Artwork
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak Rack
  • Picnic Tables
  • Walking Trails
  • Restrooms – Open Year Round

Community Trails

Breeze Creek Trail

This .71 mile trail was constructed in 2011 and connects East 14th Circle to intersection of East 4th Street and Stonecreek Drive. In order to keep construction costs down, the City’s Public Works Operations Team constructed most of the trail. Alix Firl built benches throughout the trail as an Eagle Scout project. This trail connects to the Heritage Park Trail to the schools and downtown region.

Location: Breeze Creek Trailhead


  • Sitting Benches
  • Picnic Benches

Heritage Trail

This easy 3/4 mile trail wanders through several different natural habitats including forested area and wetlands. This is a great trail for running, walking or taking a stroll with your dog. Dog bag stations are located throughout the trail. This trail connects the community to Heritage Park. It is also a short walk to the Breeze Creek Trail which leads to the Downtown area, Holley Park and the Elementary and Middle Schools.

Location: Heritage Trail Trailhead


  • Sitting Benches
  • Picnic Benches
  • Dog Bag Stations

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