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"Heron Lakes and Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon"
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Image, 2016, Heron Lakes Golf Course sign, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Heron Lakes Golf Course sign, Portland, Oregon. Image taken June 15, 2016.


Heron Lakes Golf Course ...
Heron Lakes and the Heron Lakes Golf Course lies west and southwest of Force Lake. The location was once part of the historic Vanport, the Portland city which was wiped out during a 1948 flood along the Columbia River. Heron Lakes and Heron Lakes Golf Course lie within Portland's historic Kenton District.

Once a Part of Vanport ...
The Floodwaters Receded and Heron Lakes Was Born.

"Heron Lakes Golf Club is a public, municipal golf facility that is owned by the City of Portland and operated by Portland Parks & Recreation. ... With two full 18-hole golf courses, Heron Lakes is one of only a few public 36-hole golf facilities in the Pacific Northwest. Both the Great Blue and Greenback courses have been consistently rated among the top public golf courses in the region and have also received several national awards.

Before being dramatically transformed into a popular destination for golfers in Portland and Southwest Washington, the present 340 acre site was once part of Vanport City, which at the time, was the second-largest city in Oregon. The construction of Vanport began in 1943 to house nearly 40,000 workers who came to work at the Portland and Vancouver shipyards during the height of wartime production. Following World War II, the population reduced by half due to many wartime workers leaving, although the newly built Vanport College (present-day Portland State University) attracted a large number of veterans and their families.

On May 30, 1948, excessively high water levels caused a 200-foot break in the dike that held back the Columbia River, resulting in massive flooding that killed 15 residents and virtually destroyed the entire city.

It would be almost another two decades before initial construction began on the first of the two golf courses at Heron Lakes. Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, the first 18 holes (present-day Greenback) and clubhouse were opened in 1971, under the name West Delta Park Golf Course. Along with the name change to Heron Lakes, another 9 holes were added during the 1980s giving the facility three 9-hole courses called the Red, White and Blue. An additional fourth set of 9 holes were added in 1992 to form the present Great Blue Course. ..."


Source:    Heron Lakes Golf Course website, 2016.

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Vanport Information Signs ...

Image, 2017, Heron Lakes Golf Course, Oregon, click to enlarge
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"A Place in Time Called Vanport" ...
Vanport information sign, Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon.
Image taken December 11, 2017.
Image, 2017, Heron Lakes Golf Course, Oregon, click to enlarge
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"Heron Lakes Golf Course" ...
Vanport information sign, Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon.
Image taken December 11, 2017.
Image, 2017, Heron Lakes Golf Course, Oregon, click to enlarge
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"This Was Vanport!" ...
Vanport information sign, Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon.
Image taken December 11, 2017.


Views ...

Image, 2015, Heron Lakes Golf Course, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 9, 2015.
Image, 2015, Heron Lakes Golf Course, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 9, 2015.
Image, 2018, Heron Lakes Golf Course, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon. Image taken March 5, 2018.
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Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon. Image taken March 5, 2018.
Image, 2017, Heron Lakes Golf Course, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon. Clubhouse. Image taken December 11, 2017.
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Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon. Directional marker to the Great Blue Tee. Image taken December 11, 2017.
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Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon. Entrance drive. Image taken December 11, 2017.
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Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 11, 2017.
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Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 11, 2017.
Image, 2016, Heron Lakes Golf Course, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon. Image taken July 6, 2016.
Image, 2012, Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Cackling Geese and Gulls, Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon. Image taken January 1, 2012.
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Snow Goose, Heron Lakes Golf Course, Portland, Oregon. Image taken January 1, 2012.


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