Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

More Contact Info

Foley-Balmer Natural Area
9520 SW Lancaster Road Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 9.64
Acquired in 1996

Includes natural area, and paths - unpaved.
Natural Area Paths - Unpaved

Special Information

For COVID-19 related information on closures and postponements, please visit

Historical Information
The Foley and Balmer properties were purchased by Metro through the Metro 26-26 bond measure. The Foley property had been used primarily as a stable for over 90 years. Before that it was a rich and lush forest with Tryon Creek running through the heart of it. Today there is an abundance of plant and animal life present. The natural area includes both meadows and forested areas with walking paths and a footbridge crossing Tryon Creek.

In 2019, a new bridge was installed thanks to funds from the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond.