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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

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 early next week.


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.

  • The trail contractor is working on the trails in the meadow west of the Summit Loop this week. They are installing additional drainage rock to improve access during the winter.
  • Repairs on the south portion of Dogwood Trail may begin the end of the week or early next week. The SE 148 Ave entrance will be used for access for repair equipment.
  • Temporary Trail Map

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: www.sellwoodbridge.org