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If you picnic at Blue Lake or take your kids to the Oregon Zoo, enjoy symphonies at the Schnitz or auto shows at the expo center, put out your trash or drive your car – we’ve already crossed paths.
So, hello. We’re Metro – nice to meet you.
In a metropolitan area as big as ours, we do a lot of things better together. Like creating Chehalem Ridge Nature Park, a 1,230-acre park that will be the newest part of Washington County’s big backyard. Within the next few years, you’ll be able to explore trails, have a picnic, take in sweeping views, and ride a bike or horse — less than 20 minutes from Hillsboro, Forest Grove and Cornelius.
Chehalem Ridge is coming to life thanks to you and your neighbors. Voters across greater Portland invested in nature close to home, and thousands of community members shaped the plan for Metro’s newest park. The Metro Council approved the plan this fall and construction is slated for 2019, with the park opening in 2020.
Chehalem Ridge is part of 17,000 acres of regional parks and natural areas that Metro cares for on behalf of the region. Parks like Chehalem Ridge deliver on Metro’s commitment to protect clean water, improve habitat for plants and animals, and bring you closer to nature. Thanks for making this possible!