As a part of our goal to create a more welcoming and inclusive park experience, Metro will begin a series of projects to improve accessibility. Projects include repainting accessible parking spots, resurfacing the accessible path from the bus stop to the trailhead, making repairs to the Tonquin Regional Trail, and more.
Work is scheduled for July 2023 through the end of the year. While improvements are underway, the park will remain open. Be prepared for potential detours to access trails and amenities.
Three miles of trails let you choose your adventure. Watch for native wildlife such as white-breasted nuthatches, Western bluebirds, orange-crowned warblers and Western gray squirrels. Five plazas make ideal spots to rest, reflect and learn about Graham Oaks’ history, from Kalapuyan tribes who gathered food to the family that farmed the land. Explore beyond the park on the regional Ice Age Tonquin Trail.
See and do
- See native birds and other wildlife.
- Learn about the area’s Native American and farming history.
- Walk, jog or ride your bike on the Ice Age Tonquin Trail, which will someday connect Wilsonville, Tualatin and Sherwood.
- Eat a picnic in the shelter. Picnic shelter is available for rental year-round. Reservations are required for parties of 25 or more.
- Join tour guide Laura Foster for a free audio walking tour. Download the tour to your smart phone or MP3 player, print the accompanying map or transcript and head out to explore the park.
- For additional information about visitor amenities, including photos and videos, please read the Access Trails review of Graham Oaks Nature Park. Access Trails is a project by Access Recreation to provide information about parks facilities to visitors of varying physical abilities.
Know when you go
- Graham Oaks is open from sunrise to sunset.
- The park has bathrooms and a picnic shelter.
- Much of the park is wheelchair accessible, although some trails offer a higher level of challenge.
- Park at the entrance. Parking is not allowed at any of the nearby schools.
- There is a six-bicycle parking structure at the entrance. Bikes are permitted on the Ice Age Tonquin Trail, but not in the rest of the park.
- Typically, dogs and other pets are not allowed at Metro parks and natural areas to protect sensitive habitats. Metro is making an exception by allowing pets on the Ice Age Tonquin Trail at Graham Oaks because it is a regional throughway. Pets must be on-leash at all times, and are not allowed anywhere else in the park.
- Smoking and vaping are not allowed.
- Hunting is not allowed.
- Drones, model planes, model boats and other remote-controlled vehicles are not allowed.
- Geocaching is allowed with guidelines.
- During inclement weather, please check oregonmetro.gov/parks for information about any closures.