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Powell Butte Nature Park Road and Parking Lot Open for Weekend Use Only Starting Saturday, May 31

By Lindsay Wochnick

  Powell Butte Nature Park’s main entry road to the upper parking lot will be open to park visitors for weekend use only starting Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1. The lot will be again open on June 7 and 8, and June 14 and 15. The weekday closure are necessary to allow construction crews to complete the contract-required rebuilding and repaving of the roadway into the park.

The road on SE 162nd Avenue and SE Powell Boulevard will reopen for everyday use starting Saturday, June 21 when the road construction is completed.

Also on the weekends, the restrooms in the publicly-required new park Visitor Center will be open. During weekend visits, park users are asked to use caution and drive slowly over the loose gravel when traveling up the main road into the park.

There is still some finishing work and planting left to be completed -- delayed in part by the much earlier than forecasted wet weather last year that slowed progress. Park visitors are reminded – for their safety – to keep out of fenced construction areas and to stay on open park trails. The alternate parking locations around Powell Butte will remain available.

The Water Bureau appreciates the public cooperation and patience. An exciting, improved park is coming!

Tim Hall
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