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Powell Butte Nature Park Center Parking Lot Closure

By Teresa Black 1 Comment

The Park Center Parking Lot, located at the top of the hill from the 162nd and Powell Blvd entrance to the Powell Butte Nature Park, will be closed either partially or completely for the rest of the year. The closure will allow the construction of a new parking and Interpretive Center.


The parking lot will be partially closed from April 2nd through April 29th, 2012. Approximately half of the parking capacity will be reduced. The trails leading to and from the Park Center Parking Lot will be detoured during construction. The Anderegg, Mountain View and Wild Horse trails will be connected with a temporary ADA trail at the east end of the parking lot. Temporary restroom facilities will be provided near the existing facilities. The drinking water fountain will not be operable and park users are urged to bring drinking water for themselves and their pets.

On April 30th, 2012, the parking lot will close completely and the park entrance at 162nd and Powell Blvd will be blocked. Interim parking is located at the Vivian Parking Lot at 14424 SE Center St., Gates Parking Lot at 13799 SE Holgate Blvd., and the Rose Bowl at 3800 SE 164th Ave. All temporary parking lots provide easy access to the Nature Park trail system. The park center facilities will remain closed through December 31st, 2012. 

Maps of the trail detours, park closure areas, and interim parking areas can be found at Powell Butte Reservoirs Project.

Terry Black

Public Outreach

1 Comment


Kena Ramsey

May 8, 2012 at 5:28 PM

I wanted to say how great I think the gravel parking area is on Holgate close to 136th! Fantastic,hope they keep it!

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