Historic Hood River
Here’s a view of the Waterfront Park construction from February, 2008, as the shape of the beach started to become apparent. There’s another beach buried about 20 feet below this one, which was flooded when the Bonneville Dam closed in 1937. The port area was constructed by building a rim of rock rip-rap, then dredging river sand to fill it in. This beach was constructed by removing the rock rim to create a nice shallow kid friendly area. I believe the rock from here was crushed and used in the Oak Street urban renewal project, so we drive on it every day.