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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

Focus Area Map

Focus mapWhy are we focusing on Oaks Bottom, the Willamette Bluffs, Powell Butte, and Forest Park?

The City of Portland Fire & Rescue, with the assistance of Oregon Department of Forestry, has identified and mapped each of these sites as significant fire prone areas because of their buildup of flammable materials and their proximity to neighborhoods and commercial areas.

Since 1940, over 3,600 acres have burned in Forest Park, Powell Butte, and along the Willamette Escarpment. Today, over 8,000 homes and businesses worth more than $2.5 billion lie within the fire prone area.