Parks Committee

The Wheeler Parks Committee meets every second Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in Wheeler City Hall. The Parks Committee is responsible for the citizen engagement portion of park maintenance and beautification in addition to upkeep of City-owned flower boxes throughout town. The Parks Committee donates valuable resources and oversight to maintaining the natural beauty of the City of Wheeler. The Parks that the Committee is primarily responsible for are:

Upper Park – Entrance is on Second Street, just off Rowe Street. Upper Park is the larger of the city parks and encompasses approximately 3.5 acres. The park is well above the Tsunami inundation zone and designated as Wheeler’s emergency meeting site. The park hosts a helicopter landing area and other amenities, including a ball field; a PBX track; horseshoe pits; picnic tables, barbecue facilities, walking path (approx. 1/3 mile); drinking water; restroom facilities and playground equipment. To reserve the ball field, please call 503.368.5767. The fields are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis, with priority given to local teams.

Waterfront Park – The City’s “first impression” park is located at Rector Street and Marine Drive, on the waterfront. The site encompasses nearly an acre of land on the Nehalem Bay. The park offers the community a window of open space. Its view reveals a sweeping panorama of the distant coastline, Neahkahnie Mountain, the wooded Coast Range, a wildlife sanctuary, and the river estuary. Sunsets, storms, wildlife, fishing boats, and rainbows are all a part of this spectacular landscape. With its beautiful flowers, green grass, and magnificent views of the Nehalem Bay and its islands, Waterfront Park adds beauty and character to Wheeler. The park’s amenities include picnic tables, barbecue facilities, a fishing/boat dock and a boat ramp.

Becky Elder, Chair
Term Expires: 12/31/18
Terri Michelsen,  Secretary
Term Expires: 12/31/18
Term Expires:
Janet Bell       
Term Expires: 12/31/17
Christina Utter     
Term Expires: 12/31/18
Jane Allen
Term Expires: 12/31/18
Faith Recognition
Faith Dorothy receives a certificate of appreciation for her years of service to the Park Committee at its January 2013 meeting. The Parks Committee remembers Faith and her years of  dedicated service to the Parks of  Wheeler upon her passing in 2016. She will be deeply missed by the community.