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Proposed local park projects

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Park providers around the region have identified more than 100 projects that would be prioritized for funding with their share of the bond measure funds. Review the list of proposed local projects.

Photograph of a local project at Orchard Park

When voters approved a natural areas bond measure in 2006, they asked Metro to distribute $44 million for local communities to invest in nature close to home.

Funds are provided directly to local cities, counties and park districts. Communities have flexibility to meet their own needs and give citizens better access to nature in neighborhoods all across the region.

From Forest Grove to Troutdale and North Portland to Wilsonville, new nature parks are opening, trails are being built and habitat is being restored.

For more information about the proposed projects, contact individual jurisdictions directly.Find jurisdictional contact information

Beaverton

  • Beaverton Creek restoration
    Restore Beaverton Creek channel between Cedar Hills Boulevard and Hocken Avenue
  • Beaverton Creek Trail
    Acquire and develop a segment of the Beaverton Creek Trail
  • Erickson Creek Acquisition
    Acquire land to expand Erickson Park
  • Griffith Park
    Construct trail around Griffith Park which will provide future regional trail connections
  • Jordan-Husen Park
    Develop visitor facilities at Jordan-Husen Park in partnership with Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District
  • Sexton Mountain
    Acquire natural area near Sexton Mountain Elementary School
  • Sexton Mountain
    Restore and enhance reservoir site near Sexton Mountain Meadows Park
  • Southwest area park and natural area
    Acquire land for a new park and/or natural area
  • Willow Creek
    Acquire land along Willow Creek linking two existing parks

Clackamas County and North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District

  • Barton Lake Development
    Master plan and develop property at Barton Park to include facilities for camping, day use and non-motorized trails for walking, hiking, biking and equestrian use
  • Barton Park West Campground
    Pave the west campground to enhance property and minimize noise and dust
  • Billy Goat Island Access
    Acquire additional land to provide access to existing county-owned riverfront property and establish caretaker facilities
  • Boring Station Trailhead Park
    Plan, design and construct a park and trailhead in Boring and provide access to the Springwater Corridor
  • Carver Curves -- Clackamas River
    Acquire property and provide improved parking, restrooms and a boat launch on the Clackamas River at the Carver Curves
  • Knights Bridge -- Mollala River
    Acquire property and provide parking, restrooms and a boat launch on the Mollala River at Knights Bridge
  • Madrone Wall Site Plan
    Develop a conceptual plan that will determine feasible recreational purposes for the site
  • North Clackamas Park
    Create a concept plan and implement natural resource enhancements and facility improvements on the park's "north side" (25 acres)
  • Rock Creek Community Park acquisition
    North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District purchased 33 acres of parkland at Southeast 162nd Ave.
  • Rosemont Trail
    Help construct a portion of the Rosemont Trail connecting Lake Oswego and West Linn
  • Springwater Corridor
    Plan, design and construct approximately 2.2 miles of the Springwater Corridor from Highway 212 in Boring north to the county line at Rugg Road
  • Stringfield Property
    Implement the approved concept plan, which includes restoring the stream corridor, developing a trailhead for the Trolley Trail and providing a playground, internal trails and restrooms

Cornelius

  • Arboretum Park
    Make improvements to Arboretum Park
  • Steamboat Park
    Make improvements to Steamboat Park
  • Natural area acquisition
    Acquire and protect natural area land

Damascus

  • parks and greenways
    Acquire and develop land for future parks and greenways

Durham

  • Fanno Creek Greenway Trail
    Extend trail from Durham City Park to Fanno Creek Greenway Trail
  • Durham City Park
    Improve neighborhood trail connections to Durham City Park
  • Heron Grove Park
    Restore natural areas and improve trails at Heron Grove Park

Fairview

  • Gresham-Fairview Trail
    Acquire and construct segments of the Gresham-Fairview Trail
  • natural area
    Acquire natural area near Blue Lake
  • Salish Ponds Nature Park
    Construct trails and boardwalk, install signage and security lighting and other improvements at Salish Ponds Nature Park

Forest Grove

  • Stites Nature Park
    Acquired 4.5 acres to provide better public access to Stites Nature Park

Gladstone

  • Abernethy Lane
    Improve Abernethy Lane path
  • Cross Memorial Park
    Install restrooms at Cross Memorial Park
  • Dahl Beach
    Build trail and install restrooms at Dahl Beach
  • High Rocks Park
    Install restrooms at High Rocks Park
  • Meldrum Bar Park
    Extend bicycle and pedestrian path and install restrooms at Meldrum Bar Park
  • natural area
    Restore natural area

Gresham

  • Butler Creek Park
    Restore natural areas and develop public use facilities at Butler Creek Park
  • East Buttes
    Acquire natural areas in the East Buttes
  • East Gresham Park
    Restore natural areas and develop public use facilities at East Gresham Park
  • Gresham-Fairview Trail
    Acquire and construct segments of the Gresham-Fairview Trail
  • Hogan Butte Nature Park
    Develop trails and public use facilities at Hogan Butte Nature Park
  • Johnson Creek
    Improve habitat along Johnson Creek
  • Kane Road Park
    Restore natural areas and develop public use facilities at Kane Road Park
  • Main City Park
    Restore natural areas and develop public use facilities at Main City Park
  • Pleasant Valley area
    Acquire environmentally sensitive lands in the Pleasant Valley resource area
  • Springwater area
    Acquire environmentally sensitive lands in the Springwater resource area

Happy Valley

  • Aldridge Road
    Acquire and develop nature park near Aldridge Road
  • Mitchell Creek
    Acquire natural area near Mitchell Creek
  • Mount Scott Creek Trail
    Procure easements and construct Mount Scott Creek Trail
  • Rock Creek Trail
    Procure easements and construct Rock Creek Trail

Hillsboro

  • Beaverton Creek
    Acquire and/or develop land for greenway and trail along Beaverton Creek
  • Bronson Creek
    Acquire and/or develop land for greenway and trail along Bronson Creek
  • Dawson Creek
    Acquire and/or develop land for greenway and trail along Dawson Creek
  • Orenco Creek
    Acquire and/or develop land for greenway and trail along Orenco Creek
  • Rock Creek Greenway Trail
    Acquire and develop land to extend the Rock Creek Greenway Trail

King City

  • King City Park
    Enhance wetlands at King City Park

Lake Oswego

  • Canal Area
    Implement Canal Area master plan
  • Iron Mountain Park
    Restore natural areas at Iron Mountain Park
  • Stafford Basin
    Acquire land for future parks or natural areas
  • Stafford Trail
    Develop Stafford trail extension
  • Tryon Creek
    Construct pedestrian bridge over Tryon Creek
  • Willamette shore
    Develop bike and pedestrian pathway

Milwaukie

  • Ardenwald Neighborhood
    Acquire future park or natural area land in the Ardenwald Neighborhood
  • Homewood Park
    Develop play area at Homewood Park
  • Johnson Creek
    Acquire natural areas along Johnson and/or Kellogg creeks
  • Johnson City Park habitat enhancement
    Enhance habitat at Johnson City Park
  • Kellogg Creek
    Acquire natural areas along Johnson and/or Kellogg creeks
  • Lake Road Neighborhood
    Acquire future park or natural area land in the Lake Road Neighborhood
  • Milwaukie Riverfront Park
    Enhance natural areas and/or paths at Milwaukie Riverfront Park
  • Minthorn Wetland
    Develop trail at Minthorn Wetland
  • North Clackamas Park
    Improve visitor facilities at North Clackamas Park
  • Spring Park
    Enhance wetland and develop trail at Spring Park

Oregon City

  • Canemah
    Acquire land for future park or natural area
  • Caufield Creek
    Acquire land for future park or natural area
  • High school area
    Acquire land for future park or natural area
  • Holcomb Creek
    Acquire land for future park or natural area

Portland

  • Local natural area acquisitions
    Acquire natural area lands throughout the City of Portland including at Johnson Creek, Columbia Slough, Forest Park, Fanno Creek, Tryon Creek, Willamette Greenway and the Willamette Wildlife Corridor
  • Neighborhood park acquisitions
    Acquire land for future parks in the Argay, Centennial and Cully neighborhoods
  • Close gaps in Portland's regional trails
    Acquire land or easements for important regional trails within Portland with the goal of filling gaps in the 40-Mile Loop Trail and regional trails plan
  • Habitat restoration and trail improvements
    Restore fish and wildlife habitat and improve trails in natural area parks throughout Portland

Rivergrove

  • Lloyd Minor Park
    Enhance habitat and improve visitor facilities at Lloyd Minor Park
  • Tualatin River
    Restore river bank and improve river access

Sherwood

  • Cedar Creek
    Acquire land for Cedar Creek Trail
  • Edy Road
    Acquire and develop land for trail along Edy Road
  • Senior Center to Stella Olsen Park
    Acquire and develop land for trail from Senior Center to Stella Olsen Park
  • Stella Olsen Park
    Restore habitat and improve interpretive facilities at Stella Olsen Park

Tigard

  • Various locations
    Acquire natural areas
  • Various locations
    Acquire land for future parks

Troutdale

  • Beaver Creek Greenway Trail
    Improve Beaver Creek Greenway Trail
  • Mount Hood Community College
    Restore and improve Mount Hood Community College natural area
  • natural area
    Acquire natural area on southeast side of Troutdale
  • natural area
    Acquire natural area on west side of Troutdale
  • Sandy River trail
    Develop a trail along the Sandy River

Tualatin

  • natural area
    Acquire natural area in urban growth expansion area
  • Tualatin River Greenway
    Acquire land in the Tualatin River Greenway

Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation District

  • Beaverton Creek Trail and park
    Acquire land west of Highway 217 and north of Allen Boulevard for future Beaverton Creek Trail and park

Washington County

  • parks and trails north of Sunset Highway
    Acquire land for parks and trails in newly developing areas north of Sunset Highway in Washington County
  • various locations
    Acquire natural areas and land for future trail corridors

West Linn

  • Burnside Park
    Restore and enhance forested areas at Burnside Park
  • Joseph Fields Homestead
    Acquire Joseph Fields homestead site
  • Maddox Woods Park
    Restore and enhance forested areas, improve visitor facilities at Maddox Woods Park
  • Mary S. Young State Park
    Restore and enhance forested areas at Mary S. Young State Park
  • Rosemont Road Trail
    Develop trail from Carriage Way to Luscher Farm
  • Wilderness Park
    Restore and enhance forested areas, remove parking lot at Wilderness Park

Wilsonville

  • Boeckman Creek Trail
    Acquire easements for trail access to Boeckman Creek Trail
  • CREST Environmental Center
    Develop gateway to Graham Oaks Natural Area at the CREST Environmental Center
  • Graham Oaks Natural Area
    Restore natural areas, develop trailhead, paths and interpretive facilities at Graham Oaks Natural Area
  • Memorial Park
    Construct trails and develop Willamette River overlook at Memorial Park

Wood Village

  • Donald L. Robertson City Park
    Restore wetlands at Donald L. Robertson City Park

Need assistance?

Natural Areas Program
503-797-1545
naturalareas@oregonmetro.gov

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