Metro’s 2019 parks and nature bond measure includes $92 million for greater Portland’s 27 park providers to protect and restore habitat and clean water and to build and care for parks and trails that connect people to nature close to home. This local share of funds is one way the bond puts money into local communities so they can build projects that are important to them.
Dirksen Nature Park in Tigard, Salish Ponds Wetlands Park in Fairview and Stringfield Family Park in Jennings Lodge are three of the dozens of projects developed with help from Metro’s previous parks and nature bonds.
The 2019 bond requires park providers to work with their communities to identify priority projects and to work with communities of color, Black communities, Indigenous communities, low-income communities and other historically marginalized groups to assure projects meet their needs. The projects will also help greater Portland build its resilience to climate change.
Local share project categories
- Natural area and park land acquisitions
- Fish and wildlife habitat restoration and habitat connectivity enhancements
- New or improved access facilities at public parks and natural areas
- New or improved local or regional trails
- Enhanced or new environmental educational facilities.