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“Curious” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Don Davis Memorial Park

Don Davis Memorial Park
840 W. Olive St, Newport, OR 97365
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Ranked #14 of 18 Attractions in Newport
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Union City, California, USA
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12 attraction reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Curious”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stumbled on this one while checking out public art. There were a few pieces there, including parts of a whale skeleton and an interesting native narrative engraved into granite with it. There were a couple of other artworks just across the street at the performing arts center. Worthy of a stop for photos. Not sure how big the part really is, but what we stopped for was interesting.

Visited July 2013
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Beautiful park and wonderful Vietnam War Memorial.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to picnic and watch the waves roll in. Easy access to gorgeous beaches to walk. No shells to find but plenty of driftwood and stones. Many miles of beach to enjoy. The park has a couple of pieces of art and nice restroom facilities.

Visited June 2013
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Titusville
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“Found by accident”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

As we traveled from the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse past the Fisherman's Memorial we stumbled upon this very nice and quiet beach. You can see Yaquina Head in the far distance and a beauiful beach spans the horizon. There is a beach just before the steep path down to the beach where you can just sit and take in the beauty. The parking area is ample for the site and there is a whale bone tribute on the other side of the building. A nice find and a beautiful warm and "sunny" Oregon day. Stop and smell the roses and then continue to the Yaquina Head a few miles north off 101.

Visited June 2013
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Salt Lake City
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Nice park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Stumbled onto this park while exploring the area, like the rest of the area, it was nice and quiet, wonderful little place to visit.

Visited March 2013
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Newport, Oregon
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“At one point this was planned to be an RV Park.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is a nice place to access the beach just south of Nye Beach. It's a bit of a steep climb down, particularly at the bottom, but once you're on the beach you can walk all the way to the jetty. The beach is wide. Given what could have happened years ago, many thanks to the City of Newport for turning this into a park that honors Vietnam Veterans (there is a nice plaque listing those Lincoln County residents who died in Vietnam). The park is named for the longtime City Manager who had the foresight to make this spot a public space.

Visited January 2013
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