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Planning future parks

Planning and conservation    Natural areas, parks and trails    Planning parks and trails    Planning future parks

Help shape tomorrow's great places. Metro plans new nature parks and facilities across the region and updates its stewardship strategies for existing natural areas.

Photograph of a design workshopNewell Creek Canyon Natural Area

Newell Creek Canyon has majestic trees, tumbling creeks and passionate Oregon City neighbors – along with shopping carts and trash. Can it become the region's next great natural area? More

River Island Natural Area

Help restore River Island on the Clackamas River for fish and wildlife. More

Chehalem Ridge Natural Area

At 1,143 acres, Chehalem Ridge is the largest property ever purchased by the Portland region's voter-approved Natural Areas Program. Along with all that land, Metro took on a lot of opportunities. The science team is learning more about the land's forests, streams and habitats, and considering options for public access.More

Tualatin River Water Trail

Find out about plans to improve paddling access to the Tualatin River. Metro and its partners are studying two Metro natural areas to determine the best place for a new launch site. More

Glendoveer Golf Course and Fitness Trail facility assessment and business plan

Learn about a new study that will evaluate potential improvements at the Glendoveer Golf Course and Fitness Trail in East Portland. More

Smith and Bybee Wetlands natural resource management plan update

Find out how Metro and its partners are working to ensure the health and well-being of the unique habitat at Smith and Bybee Wetlands. An updated plan will guide stewardship of the natural area for the next 20 years.More

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It's Our Nature

Transport yourself to a few of the forests and trails, clearings and creeks protected by Metro's voter-approved Natural Areas Program. Goosebumps guaranteed. Watch the video

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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