Stan Hedwall Park
STAN HEDWALL PARK
1501 Rice Road
Chehalis, WA 98532
In September, 1971 a 55 year lease was signed between the state and the city of Chehalis for this undeveloped land. With 204 acres this is the largest and newest of our city parks. The park was named in honor of Stan Hedwall who was a former park superintendent and city commissioner.
Development began in 1970 with major construction beginning in 1972 with a grant from the state's Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation. The park has approximately 104 acres of wooded land and about 100 acres of open terrain. The Newaukum river flows through the wooded area, giving the park 2¼ miles of shoreline. The river provides good fishing and rock-hounding along with a relaxing and leisurely atmosphere as it winds its way through the woods.
The park has:
4 softball fields
2 Babe Ruth fields
4 Little League fields
16 soccer areas
The RV area is normally opened from April through November. There is also a dump station.
The RV area includes:
electric, cable and water hookups
selected sites with fire pits
rest rooms with showers
Other features include:
yard waste disposal area for city limit residents
big toy playground
rest rooms in the center area
playground area at the Little League field
arboretum (known as the scout island area)
bridge over the river
2 miles of road and 3 miles of trails
covered outdoor shelter area
The covered shelter area is used extensively by local as well as out-of-town groups during spring, summer and fall.
The covered shelter offers ~ rental facility
Electrical lighting and outlets
Four wood burning cook stoves for warming food - wood not provided
Garbage cans with liners
Eighteen picnic tables with benches
Volleyball court net provided ~ provide your own ball
2 horseshoe pits ~ provide your own horseshoe