The Friends of Ford’s Pond is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Sutherlin, Oregon.

April 29, 2024 was our 10th Anniversary!

Formed in 2014, the Friends successfully advocated for a new park on the vacant 202-acre Ford’s Pond property. Ford’s Pond Community Park is now the place Where Everyone Plays.
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The path paving, new parking, and playground are to be completed by end of July 2024.

 The playground area is closed.

The unpaved path (south and west of the pond) is closed until July 31.

Contact Sutherlin City Hall at 541-459-2857 for more information. 


Each Month–2nd Saturday, 7 a.m. (new time) Meet at Church Rd lot.

Volunteers from the Umpqua Valley Audubon Society lead 2-hour walks. New birders and families are welcome. 

UCVEG Walking Group

Wednesdays, 9 a.m. Meet at the Church Rd. lot.

The Umpqua Community Veg Education Group leads weekly walks. Dogs on leash are welcome. Rain or shine. You don’t have to be a vegetarian to join them.

We are an all-volunteer organization. 

See what Ford’s Pond Community Park has to offer.

All park improvements are made possible through your donations.

The Friends of Ford’s Pond