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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 March 4, 2019, at 10:45am

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

The city constructed the Triangle Lake Lagoon just north of the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant in 1970 to store and treat solids produced during the wastewater treatment process. Environmental Services is working on a long-term lagoon reconstruction project. Phases three and four of the project have begun and will continue until the end of 2020.  During construction, the Columbia Slough Trail may 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

Work will begin on February 1, 2019 to repair the section of the Eastbank Esplanade between the Steel Bridge and Hawthorne Bridge. PP&R will close this segment of the Esplanade to make the improvements and repairs. The trail will reopen to the public on (or by) April 1, 2019. Read more at portlandoregon.gov/parks/eastbank.


    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 Place or SW Maplecrest Drive. Please follow the recommended detour. Crossing the creek is unsafe and causes streambank erosion and damage to riparian vegetation.


    Powell Butte Nature Park

    During freezing temperatures, the main entry from SE 162nd Avenue to the visitor center parking lot may be closed when hazardous / icy conditions are present. Park users should be aware they may arrive to a closed gate at the entrance.


    Sellwood Gap - SE Umatilla to 13th Avenue Trail Project

    Located in SE Portland, the Sellwood Gap – SE Umatilla to SE 13th Avenue trail project will help close the gap between the Springwater on the Willamette Trail with the Springwater Corridor Trail by providing an off-street rail-with-trail shared-use 12-foot path parallel to the Oregon Pacific Railroad mainline track from SE Umatilla to SE 13th Avenue. Read more.


    Washington Park

    Part of the Wildwood Trail is currently closed, from SW Cascade Drive to the Japanese Garden Connector Trail due to hazardous tree conditions. Visitors should use other park trails or follow the detour route on Cascade Drive, Fairview Blvd, and the Japanese Garden and Fairview Connectors. Use caution on Cascade Drive and when crossing Fairview Blvd.


    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.