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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204


1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1302
Portland, Oregon 97204

503-823-PLAY (7529)

Jill Hutchinson, Project Manager


Maija Spencer, Public Involvement Coordinator


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Forest Park Bridges

  • Site One Bridge on Wildwood Trail

  • Site Two Lower Macleay Trail bridges

  • Site Three Bridge failure on Maple Trail


Thanks to funding from the voter-approved Parks Replacement Bond, this project will replace bridges at three locations on the Wildwood, Lower Macleay and Maple Trails in Forest Park. This project is also part of the RENEW Forest Park Initiative.

During the design work, the public may see trail detours or closures, survey marks, and other trail impacts. Trail detours and closures information will be posted here.


April 2017
Construction of the new bridges on the Lower Macleay, Maple, and Wildwood Trails in Forest Park will start in June 2017. Segments of these trails will be closed to the public during construction. More information will be posted about trail closures and detours once the full construction schedule is available. To receive project updates, sign up here.

  • Lower Macleay Trail will be closed from the Lower Macleay Trailhead to the intersection with the Wildwood Trail (by the Stone House) for 2-3 months. Access to the ADA-accessible portion of Lower Macleay Trail may be open to the public intermittently if construction allows for safe public access.
  • Maple Trail will be closed between Firelane 4 and the Koenig Trail. This segment of trail has been closed to the public for several years, due to the failure of the old bridge. This work will take 3-4 months. 
  • Wildwood Trail will be closed between the Upper Macleay parking lot (at NW Cornell Road) to the intersection with the Lower Macleay Trail for up 2-3 months.
  • The Lower Macleay Trail and the Wildwood Trail will NOT be closed at the same time. Construction will be staggered, so one of these trails will be closed and the other will remain open.

bridge image

November 2016
Parks staff shared the designs for the new bridges at the November 2016 Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center Open House. If you missed this event, you can view the designs here.

To receive project updates, sign up here.


Winter 2015 - Summer 2016
Design Process, Public Involvement, and Permitting

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
Final Permitting and Bidding

June 2017 - October 2017

Project Manager
Jill Hutchinson,, 503-823-5583

Public Involvement Coordinator
Maija Spencer,, 503-823-5593