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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

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

March 4 through April, PGE will install fiber optic lines along the Springwater Corridor Trail. There will be two crews: one starting at SE 23 and working eastward, and the other starting at SE 111 and working westward. The work will involve PGE vehicles on the trail, but the trail will remain open to traffic. Detours are not needed; there will be signage and flaggers. Trail users should be prepared to slow down in these areas.

Due to intermittent work (1 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

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.

Powell Butte Nature Park

UPDATE: February 13 - Portions of the trails in the north section of Powell Butte Nature Park are closed. Please observe the closure signs. The public will be notified when the trails reopen. Signs will be posted at trailheads to advise park users. During the wet weather months, please help us minimize trail damage by staying off muddy trails.

The Pioneer Orchard Trail is closed due to muddy areas in the meadow that need to be repaired. We will be working with the contractor to determine a permanent solution.

The only other trails closed at this time are those within the fenced construction zone. There may be detours or slight delays on the open trails as the work progresses. The bridge and boardwalk construction has been rescheduled to allow for additional engineering and better weather conditions. The trail work is scheduled to be completed in spring/summer 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 at the parking areas. 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

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:


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