Thursday, December 5: Repair work will take place on the Circle Avenue Bridge, just southwest of Jenne Rd. This will cause some congestion at the bridge; trail users should be prepared to walk their bikes and use caution when transiting the contractor’s work zone. Hours of work will be 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Forest Park - Macleay Trail
The Lower Macleay Trail will be temporarily closed from the Lower Macleay entrance at NW Upshur to the intersection with the Wildwood Trail. In addition, please expect temporary delays along the Wildwood Trail in the Balch Creek area. These closures are associated with restoration activities occurring within Balch Creek Canyon associated with extremely steep slopes. Closures are in place from 7:00 AM-noon to protect public safety as crews work on the steep slopes above. Caution Area Map
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.
Powell Butte Nature Park
Update November 6, 2013: The trail contractor has started layout for new bridges and boardwalks. There are no trail closures at this time, however there may be detours or slight delays as this work progresses. They will be hauling some of the materials along the Springwater Corridor, starting in the next couple weeks. Please pay attention for flaggers or signage on Springwater Corridor and Powell Butte trails that alert you of construction activity. The trail work is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2014. Temporary Trail Map
The park center remains closed to the public and will reopen in March 2014.The main parking lot is closed to all vehicles and pedestrians. Interim parking is located at the Vivian Pump Station parking lot at 14424 SE Center, Gates parking lot at 13799 SE Holgate Blvd, and the Rose Bowling Center parking lot at 3800 SE 164 Ave. All temporary parking lots provide access to the trail system. Temporary restroom facilities are provided. The drinking fountain will not be available and park users are urged to bring drinking water for themselves and their pets. Trail Closure & Alternate Parking Map
Oaks Crossing Trail
The trail in Oaks Crossing Natural Area (from Sellwood Riverfront Park to Oaks Amusement Park) will be closed permanently; a drier alternative trail will remain open. During the next month the degraded, frequently flooded trail and the surrounding area will be revegetated with native shrubs and wetland plants. Later, additional split rail fence will be constructed to quide park visitors and protect the natural resources of the site.
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