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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 December 17, 2018, at 4:36pm

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 and Repair Impacts Begin Near End of November to Repair Damaged Sections

Portland Parks & Recreation crews are working to make your Eastbank Esplanade Work will begin in mid-November to repair a section of Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)’s Eastbank Esplanade Path between the Hawthorne and Morrison Bridges. PP&R maintenance crews will be working on this portion of pathway intermittently over the next few months to address the issue.

  • Please Use Caution while on the trail during construction
  • At no time will any portion of the trail 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
  • 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.

WHAT: Eastbank Esplanade Trail Repairs
WHERE: Between the Hawthorne and Morrison Bridges 
WHEN: Beginning in November. Completion expected by March 2019.

As work progresses, we will also be able to update the end date of the work. 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.

PP&R’s goals have been, and continue to be to initiate and complete repairs and improvements as soon as possible. 

PP&R is committed to expediting the Eastbank Esplanade Walking and Biking Path repairs to ensure the safety of all Portlanders who use the path for commuting and recreation.

Questions about the project? 
Please contact Ken Rumbaugh at

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.

Due to construction, Leif Erikson Drive will be closed to the public between Wild Cherry Trail and Dogwood Trail on December 21, 2018. Please follow detour shown on map below. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

    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 Trail - Posted November 30, 2018

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    Due to damage from a fallen tree, a bridge on Springwater Corridor Trail just east of the intersection of SE Telford Road and 262nd Avenue, is closed for an undetermined amount of time. Staff are assessing this bridge for damage and safety, and installing closure barriers.  

    The section of the trail is parallel to Telford Road, which has a very narrow shoulder and trail users should be cautious when detouring off the trail onto Telford Road.

    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.