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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204


1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1302
Portland, Oregon 97204

503-823-PLAY (7529)

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

Project Overview

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.

Project Updates

November 16, 2017 -

The Lower Macleay and Wildwood Trails are now open for public use. The Maple Trail will open shortly. Unfortunately, the initial decking material we received did not meet PP&R’s quality standards, so we are working with the consulting design team, contractor, and material supplier to source a better product. 

On the Wildwood Trail, the old bridge will still be in use, and the new bridge will be closed off for use, until the new decking is procured and installed.  Contractors will be installing temporary plywood decking early next week (11/21 - 11/22) on the Lower Macleay Trail's bridge. Trail users may experience temporary trail closures or interruptions during this time, and bridge decking may be slippery. Please use caution. We expect the trail to be fully open by November 23 for your holiday enjoyment.

Looking Ahead

Lower Macleay and Maple Trails will be closed for several weeks to install the replacement decking material, once it is available. This will likely occur in early 2018.

Wildwood Trail between the intersection with the Lower Macleay Trail and the Upper Macleay parking lot (at NW Cornell Road) will likely remain open for its deck installation work in early 2018, but there will construction activity on the trail.

We will provide an update about trail closures once the new decking is ready for installation. Thank you for your patience as we complete these necessary improvements to our trail system!


updated November 3, 2017


The Lower Macleay Trail is now OPEN!  Thanks for your patience during construction. Trail users may experience trail closures or interruptions November 21 - 22 while contractors install temporary bridge decking.


The Maple Trail segment is still under construction for bridge replacement. This segment of trail has been closed already for several years due to the failure of the old bridge. Please respect the trail closure signage and use the detour routes for your safety. Expected reopening: December 2017


The segment of Wildwood Trail  between the Upper Macleay parking lot (at NW Cornell Road) to the intersection with the Lower Macleay Trail is now OPEN!

Maple Trail Detour Map
Visit the main PP&R trail closures page to find about other detours  and repair projects.

Regular updates will be posted here about trail closures and detours as construction progresses. Please visit PP&R's main trail closures page to find information about other trail closures in Forest Park.. To receive project updates by email, sign up here.

bridge image

Bridge Design: ESA Vigil-Agrimis, Grummel Engineering, Fieldwork Design

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.

Project Schedule

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

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
Final Permitting and Bidding

June 2017 - Early 2018

Project Manager
Jill Hutchinson,, 503-823-5583

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