Nehalem Bay State Park–a place to play (2010)
New playground stuff for kids & a new exercise corral for horses
Whether your children want to play on traditional playground equipment or are ready for more challenging fun, Nehalem Bay has it.
Updated playground equipment gives the play area in “B” loop a new look. Younger kids can play on a structure with bridges and four slides, a bouncing “snail” and a bouncy “grasshopper.”
A brand new playground in the”E” loop filled with parallel bars, chin-up bars and a revolving pogo stick is ready for the older set. The new playground could be described as a gymnastics-style obstacle course. Planning is under way to expand the area to become a fitness complex.
A new exercise corral for horses is next to the day-use parking lot. Park staff, with the help of Oregon Equestrian Trail members, built the 60-by-150-foot corral for horses to frolic. The new corral is at the trailhead of a 2-mile ride on the sand spit separating the ocean and the bay. Short trails separate it from the park’s 17-site horse camp and Oregon Beach Rides, Inc., a guided horse riding business operating within the park.