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Fort Borst Park

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Borst Park Map (PDF)


  1. Arboretum
  2. Baseball / Softball Diamond
  3. Community Kitchens (Rentable)
  4. Concessions
  5. Dog
  6. Historic Block House (Fort)
  7. Historic Borst Home and One-room school
  8. Horseshoe Pits
  9. Lake
  10. Outdoor Shelters
  11. Passive Areas
  12. Picnic Areas
  13. Playgrounds
  14. Public Boat Ramp (Chehalis River)
  15. Restrooms
  16. Rhododendron Gardens
  17. Soccer
  18. Tennis Court
  19. Trails
  20. Volleyball
  21. Wading Pool

Fort Borst Park is the most significant park facility in the city system. Because of its size, central location, varied natural features, and diverse recreational opportunities, Fort Borst Park attracts large numbers of local and visiting park users. This well-developed park is located at the confluence of the Chehalis and Skookumchuck rivers and is the home to the historic Borst homestead, schoolhouse, arboretum, and Fort Borst Blockhouse.

In addition to being an important historic site, the park’s athletic facilities include full-service little league, baseball, softball, and soccer complexes comprising over four baseball fields, four softball fields, and numerous soccer fields. Additional athletic fields, an indoor pool, and an outdoor tennis complex are located nearby and jointly managed with the Centralia School District. Water access includes adjacent river frontages, Fort Borst Lake, and concrete boat ramp along the Chehalis River. Fort Borst Park is very popular with large groups and includes group picnic shelters and indoor facility rentals.

Park Size: 121 Acres

Blockhouse Photo Album

View the Blockhouse Photo Album (PDF)