West Bridge Park is 4 acres of paths and trails leading to the easily accessible Willamette River.
This community park provides opportunities for active recreation and watching wildlife. Benches and picnic tables along the paved path make good resting spots. The playground, softball field, soccer field and tennis courts offer a wide range of options for active play. The natural area is a great place to watch waterfowl and connect to nature.
Located on the outskirts of Portland, Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is one of only a handful of urban national wildlife refuges in the country.
The paved trail along the Washougal River is a 3 mile round trip through riparian bottomlands that provide scenic views the greenway and opportunities to see wildlife.
Once a well-kept secret, Wapato Access Greenway, formerly known as Virginia Lake, has grown in popularity. There are two bird watching viewpoint platforms around the lake, and over 250 species of birds can be seen throughout the year.
Whipple Creek a beautiful little-known park that is rich in hidden historic features and natural wonders. The park has three distinct habitats: about 100 acres of open pasture, about 150 acres of shrub with some trees, and about 125 acres of dense second growth forest.
This 234-acre regional park stretches for 2.5 miles along the west shore of Vancouver Lake. With 35 developed acres of parkland, visitors can enjoy covered picnic facilites with Barbeques, the playground, paddling on the lake, and sand volleyball on the shore.
With over 400 acres of trees, gardens, attractions and playgrounds and 15 miles of trails, this is an oasis of green space just minutes from downtown Portland.
Habitat restoration at this site has helped to stablize the stream channel which will limit further damage from upstream development, protecting aquatic habitat and wetlands. The project restored and enhanced over five acres of degraded wetlands and floodplain. The diverse plantings increased wildlife habitat for a number of species.
The project also includes a nature trail for use by the neighborhoods to enjoy hiking and wildlife watching.