Trail Closure The access road from Hwy 43 (Macadam Ave) to the former Staff Jennings boat store and the park will close permanently on December 12 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 period. For more info: www.sellwoodbridge.org
Nature The park features large wood installations that provide refuge for endangered chinook and coho salmon and steelhead trout.
The park was named after Ira Powers, owner of Powers Furniture Company, who lived in Dunthorpe. Around the time of the Depression, he and other real estate associates gave this strip of land between Macadam Ave and the Willamette River to the City for the extension of Terwilliger Blvd past what is now Tryon Creek State Park.