South of downtown. From Philomath Blvd (Hwy 20/34 bypass), exit at the 15th Street stoplight and cross the bridge south into the park. Or, from 99W South, turn west onto Avery Ave. which dead ends at the park. The address is 1310 SW Avery Park Drive.
Avery Park and Natural Area is one of Corvallis' most popular parks. It features natural areas, sports fields, and five picnic shelters. Any of these shelters, the Thompson, Fire Side, Townsend, Maple Grove and Lions picnic shelters may be reserved for private events and parties. There are several playground structures scattered throughout the park and a one-mile walking/jogging trail winds through the park and along the Marys River riparian area.
This Avery Park and Natural Area map (PDF) may be useful in helping you locate various features of the park.
The Rose Garden area is a popular feature of Avery Park and Natural Area, with over 250 varieties of Roses, blooming from May to October (full bloom is in June). It makes a lovely backdrop for photographs. Please be sure to leave the garden just as you found it; per Corvallis Municipal Code Section 5.01.170, clipping Roses, harvesting petals, and/or removing Rose petals from the ground is prohibited.
The Avery House Nature Center is found in Avery Park, as is the Applegate Trail interpretive kiosk. Avery Park also includes a Rhododendron garden, a compost demonstration area, an extensive horseshoe pit area that that hosts an annual regional horseshoe tournament, and a Community Garden. To rent a plot in the Avery Park Community Garden, please contact the Corvallis Environmental Center at 541-753-9211.
Avery Park and Natural Area is the location for "Play in the Park," the popular Corvallis Parks and Recreation summer day program for children. See our Spring/Summer "Activity Guide" for information about this program. Avery Park's many features and different areas to explore can keep kids active and interested all summer long. The Corvallis Parks and Recreation's administrative office is located in Avery Park and Natural Area. Families can sign up for classes and events, reserve a variety of rental facilities, and pick up brochures on city activities in our office, open Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.