The region's voters approved a property tax levy to pay for parks and natural areas funding Tuesday, giving Metro about $10 million a year for maintenance and restoration at its properties.
Category: parks and trails
Join Northwest fly fishing legends for the largest two-hand fly rod event in the Western Hemisphere, the Sandy River Spey Clave at Metro’s Oxbow Regional Park, May 17-19.
Presentations ranged from improving urban bikeways to rural rails-to-trails proposals spanning more than 20 miles. Booths were hosted by various parks and recreation departments, Metro, regional transportation associations and The Intertwine, a regional coalition for parks, trails and nature.
Families and neighbors in East Portland are preparing to enjoy Mother’s Day at Sunday Parkways this Sunday on a seven-mile loop of traffic-free streets, including two miles on the Springwater Corridor.
Looking for a safe way to bike from Forest Park to the Tualatin River? Once complete, the Westside Trail will offer commuters and outdoor enthusiasts alike new ways to get to commute, exercise and explore the great outdoors.
If you want to hear the latest about trail projects taking shape across the region, attend the Regional Trails Fair, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Metro Regional Center, 600 NE Grand Avenue in Portland.
The entrance and spur trail are part of a Main City Park renovation project completed about a month ago, designed to link the Springwater Corridor to Gresham's downtown.
Metro recently received $400,000 from the Oregon State Marine Board and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to construct additional car parking and landscaping at the M. James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp launch point on the Columbia River.
After a brief closure for habitat restoration work, Oxbow Park is set to reopen to the public Saturday.
Hikers, campers and fishing boats need to steer clear of Oxbow Regional Park from April 1 to 5 while it is closed for fish habitat restoration. A new culvert will be installed under the park’s entry road – the first of two phases of the Happy Creek project, led by the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council.