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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Trail Closures and Delays

Please see Portland Parks & Recreation's Inclement Weather Policy for additional closure information during extreme weather.

This page was updated on November 8, 2018, at 12:55pm

Please use caution when using trails!
Be aware that rain and high water can leave trails and roads a bit of a mess with hazards like downed trees, landslides, and flooding. Portland Parks & Recreation addresses weather related impacts as soon as resources allow, but may not be able to respond immediately or forecast where the next hazard will occur. Please use extra caution on trails and roads!


Columbia Slough Trail

Work on a lagoon reconstruction project located at the Columbia Blvd Wastewater Treatment Plant will take place November 2011-2018. During construction, the Columbia Slough Trail will be intermittently closed. Trail users can detour to Columbia Boulevard south of the plant and the trail segment east of the plant. The city posts signs and maintains a recorded hotline (503-823-1993) to advise trail users of periodic closures during the lagoon reconstruction project.For more information, please visit the BES Lagoon Reconstruction and Trail Closure Alert.


Eastbank Esplanade

Construction impacts expected from November 2018 to February 2019 during repairs to damaged sections of Eastbank Esplanade.

Starting November 2018 to February 2019, small portions of the Eastbank Esplanade will be impacted Monday through Friday. The path will be open during repairs, however all users should continue to use caution through the construction area.

PP&R maintenance crews will be shutting down portions of pathway intermittently over the next few months to address damaged sections with minimal impact to users. We estimate that there will be approximately 20 closure periods. Most closures will be for one day or fewer, but a few multiple day closures are anticipated during the project. At no time will the Eastbank Esplanade be impassible, but bicycle traffic that normally travels on the concrete path at this location will have to share the metal cantilevered path with pedestrians.

PP&R has planned the construction timing to allow commuter and recreation access throughout the project. In order to maintain this access, we need your help. Please plan enough time to pass through the construction zone at a reduced speed when cycling, and use caution when sharing the metal cantilevered path with pedestrians.

Questions about the project? 
Please contact Ken Rumbaugh at ken.rumbaugh@portlandoregon.gov.


Forest Park

Wildwood Trail is closed from Pittock Drive to Pittock Mansion due to landslide. Trail users should use Pittock Drive to bypass the closure.


    Foley-Balmer Natural Area

    The bridge across Tryon Creek in the Foley-Balmer Natural Area has been removed due to structural concerns. To detour, please use SW Broadleaf Drive to connect SW Lancaster Road and SW 18th Pl or SW Maplecrest Drive. Please follow the recommended detour. Crossing the creek is unsafe and causes streambank erosion and damage to riparian vegetation.


    Willamette Park

    The entrance at SW Nevada Street  is currently closed at the request of ODOT Railroad Authority until federally required infrastructure improvements can be made. We urge park users to use alternate park entrances on SW Miles Street or SW Nebraska Street. Portland Parks & Recreation continues to work on improvement measures with our partners at the Portland Water Bureau, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Trolley Consortium, and will provide updates as available.


    Please see Portland Parks & Recreation's Inclement Weather Policy for additional closure information during extreme weather.