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Find a park, nature trail, picnic spot, bike route, hiking trail, boating facility or other regional attraction near you. Check out the hours, get directions and discover cool stuff to do.


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Oxbow Regional Park

Located within the wild and scenic Sandy River Gorge, Metro’s Oxbow Regional Park offers rare access to many of the region’s natural wonders while providing a variety of unique recreational opportunities...More

Blue Lake Regional Park

A 64-acre natural lake fed by underground springs, Blue Lake provides opportunities for boating, fishing and swimming, and makes a beautiful backdrop for hundreds of family picnics and community events...More

Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area

At nearly 2,000 acres, Metro’s Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area is the largest protected wetlands within an American city...More

Graham Oaks Nature Park

Explore trails, restored oak woodlands, a conifer forest and rich wildlife at Metro's new Graham Oaks Nature Park in Wilsonville...More

Cooper Mountain Nature Park

Explore the trails and visitor facilities and enjoy the views and rare habitats at the new Cooper Mountain Nature Park near Beaverton. Learn more

Mount Talbert Nature Park

The largest undeveloped butte in Northern Clackamas County, Mount Talbert rises as a forested green sentinel overlooking the web of development that surrounds it...More

Canemah Bluff Natural Area

Overlooking the Willamette River, Canemah Bluff Natural Area is a haven for history, hiking and habitat... More

Howell Territorial Park

Located on Sauvie Island, Howell Territorial Park is a great place for picnickers, bird watchers and history buffs...More

Glendoveer Golf Course and Fitness Trail

Glendoveer's two 18-hole courses offer challenging play for every level. There are also tennis courts, a driving range and a restaurant...More

Boating facilities

Find the perfect place to launch your boat, whether you're looking for a place to enjoy the quiet of wetland habitats, easy access from downtown Portland or a place to enjoy a picnic before your excursion...More

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Visit Metro's learning gardens

Find inspiration, see natural techniques at work and get hands-on help at Metro's demonstration gardens.

Oregon Zoo

From concerts and seasonal events such as Zoo Lights to exciting exhibits and attractions, there's a whole lot to do at the Oregon Zoo.

Art and business venues

Metro owns and operates the Oregon Convention Center and the Portland Expo Center and operates Portland’5 Centers for the Arts.

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Protected by voters

Natural areas, parks and trails

Thanks to voters, Metro has preserved 12,000 acres of natural areas, protected 90 miles of rivers and streams, supported hundreds of community projects and opened three large nature parks. Learn more

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Smoke-free facilities

Metro's regional parks, natural areas and facilities are all tobacco free.

Places and Activities

The Intertwine is the name for the region's ever-growing network of integrated parks, trails and natural areas. See a regional map of The Intertwine's best-loved outdoor recreation and education locations, and find nature activities, bike rides, bird walks, volunteer opportunities and many workshops on the calendar.

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