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Portland Parks & Recreation

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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 July 16, 2018, at 1:41pm

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.

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. 

Leif Erickson Drive
As part of the Renew Forest Park Initiative, Portland Parks & Recreation and Bureau of Environmental Services are working together on high priority road repairs on Leif Erickson Drive in Forest Park. The work includes replacing three degraded culverts and a road failure. These repairs will help maintain Leif Erickson Drive for the safety of park users as well as to maintain emergency vehicles access to Forest Park. 

Work on the road will begin this July and continue through the end of October. In order to ensure safety of park users during construction, be aware of the following closures.

The following areas will be closed from July through the end of October:

  • Leif Erickson Drive from the Saltzman Road intersection to the Germantown Road intersection is closed to all uses.   
  • Lower Saltzman Road from the gate/trailhead to Leif Erickson Drive is closed to all uses.
  • Maple Trail from Quarry Trail to Leif Erickson Drive is closed to all uses.
  • Fire Lane 5 from Saltzman Road to Wildwood Trail is open to pedestrians, but closed to bikes and all other uses.
  • Fire Lane 5 from Wildwood Trail to Leif Erickson Drive is closed to all uses.
  • Wiregate Trail from Wildwood Trail to Leif Erickson Drive is closed to all uses.
  • Fire Lane 7 from Wildwood Trail to Leif Erickson Drive (aka Oil Line Road and Gas Line Road) are closed to all uses.
  • Hardesty Trail from Wildwood Trail to Leif Erickson Drive is closed to all uses.

Other trails that intersect with Leif Erickson Drive are open, but users should be extremely cautious when crossing Leif Erickson Drive because there will be trucks and other construction vehicles using Leif Erickson Drive during July through the end of October.

Marshall Park - 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.

Springwater Corridor

A portion of the Springwater Trail will be closed to through traffic at Oaks Bottom from July 1, to October 31, for construction. The trail will be OPEN to the wildlife refuge but CLOSED as a through route - crews are cutting through the trail and land underneath it during construction and will replace the trail and adjacent railroad tracks upon completion.

Two main recommended alternate routes during the closure of the corridor are;

  • The Willamette Greenway Trail on the west side of the Willamette River
  • The new SE 19th Avenue Greenway connecting to the 17th Avenue Bike Lane on the east side of the river

Signage and maps will be distributed to show options so that bicyclists and pedestrians can make informed decisions about alternate routes during the closure.

Pedestrian, bicycle, and auto access to the Oaks Amusement Park and the Oregon Yacht Club floating home community will be maintained throughout the project.

Download the alternate routes map here.

For additional information about this project, please visit the Oaks Bottom Habitat Enhancement Project.


Washington Park

The Madison Trail reopened! –The trail is open, and several steps and compacted gravel have been added to one section. This allows our crews to continue needed work while keeping the trail open. There will be brief periods when the trail will be closed for deliveries of materials or equipment. Such closures are expected to be infrequent. Please watch for signs. Thank you in advance for your patience and for following all safety precautions. Read more at

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.