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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Trail Closures & Delays

Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
About 50 feet of boardwalk on the bluff trail is damaged and impassable at this time. The trail is closed until repairs can be made.

Waterfront and Eastbank Esplanades
The lower deck of the Steel Bridge will be closed from 7am-5pm on Tue, August 12 & Wed, August 13 so safety inspections can be conducted. During the closure, the upper deck of the Steel Bridge, including the sidewalks, will remain open. Users of the Waterfront and Eastbank Esplanade pathways should use sidewalk connections and ramps to the upper Steel Bridge to cross the river or proceed to another bridge.

Marshall Park
PP&R has temporarily closed the bridge closest to SW 18th Ave for safety reasons. Staff will be doing a site visit and assessment.

Marine Drive / Columbia Slough Trail
Over the next couple of months, a few trails will be closed for periods of time, including the Marine Drive trail between N. Portland Rd and I-5 and the portion of the Columbia Slough top of levee trail south of Schmeer Rd.

Springwater Corridor Trail
Due to intermittent work (one day at a time) on the trail between SE Bell and SE Linwood by PGE, flaggers will direct trail users to detours through June. Detour Map

The Luther Rd Habitat Restoration project begins in June; construction vehicles will access the site from SE Luther Rd via SE 73 Ave and across the Springwater Corridor Trail. About one construction vehicle will cross the trail onto the site every ten minutes. A flagger will be located at the crossing point to stop construction traffic as needed. Trail users will not be stopped unless it is necessary for safety. Signage will be placed on the trail in advance of the crossing to alert users of the construction and possible delays. More info

Powell Butte Nature Park
Please use caution and obey any trail closure signs during construction. Remember to bring water for you and your pets. There is a drinking fountain located at the Visitors Center. All trails are currently open.

  • July 25: The contractor will be installing directional sign posts along the trails for the next two weeks. Please use caution.   
  • Dogwood Trail: The south portion of the trail has been repaired and is open. Additional planting and mitigation work to occur in the repair area this fall.
  • Trail use designations: Most trails are open to all users with the following exceptions:
    • Trails not open to bikes are Wildhorse, Hawthorn, Fernwood, and Dogwood. 
    • Trails not open to horses are Hawthorn, Fernwood, Forest Edge, and Dogwood.

Forest Park - Lower Macleay & Leif Erikson Trailhead
Due to the repairs and restoration of the historic Thurman Street Bridge, there will be a complete closure of NW Thurman between NW 28 & NW 32 from Tuesday, April 1 through Labor Day, all hours, all days. The closure includes the stairway access from the bridge to Lower Macleay Park. The Thurman Street Bridge, the oldest of its kind in the state, crosses Balch Creek in Lower Macleay Park and is a popular access point to Forest Park. A detour will be in place for local residents as well as visitors to Lower Macleay Park and Forest Park, including the Leif Erikson Drive trailhead. Detour Maps | Forest Park Trailheads

Forest Park - Balch Creek Trail
Trail users are encouraged to use caution in this area, paying attention to steep slopes and trail edges.

Forest Park - Maple Trail
Maple Trail in Forest Park remains closed between Koenig Trail and Fire Lane 4. Please use the Koenig/Leif Erikson/Fire Lane 4 detour.

Columbia Slough Trail
Work on a lagoon reconstruction project located at the Columbia Blvd Wastewater Treatment Plant will take place November 2011-2014. During construction, the Columbia Slough Trail will be intermittently closed. Trail users can detour to Columbia Boulevard south of the plant and the trail segment east of the plant. Information & Closure Map

Powers Marine Park
The access road from Hwy 43 (Macadam Ave) to the former Staff Jennings boat store and the park will be closed permanently for the construction of the Sellwood Bridge. The trail within the park will not be accessible during construction. Pedestrian and bicycle access along Hwy 43 will remain open, though there will be posted detours throughout the anticipated 4-year construction. For more info: