Discover wildlife on this trek from Tigard's Cook Park to Tualatin's Hedges Creek Marsh. The wetlands are remnants of what was once a much larger marsh system prior to construction of the sports fields. Still, they are home to birds and mammals you'd expect to see in the area — red-winged blackbirds, common yellowthroats, marsh wrens, and great blue herons. Waterfowl common in winter include American wigeon, gadwall, and northern shoveler.
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This steeply sloped site is part of the Fanno Watershed, containing the headwaters of the two forks of Woods Creek. Although most of the park was logged about one hundred years ago, there are still some historic trees, and about 98% of the landscape is native including oaks, Douglas fir, cedar, willow, red and blue elderberry, Oregon grape, trillium, thimbleberry. The park offers a natural setting that attracts wildlife in the quiet woods, along the creek, and in the meadow.
This large natural area has soft surface trails.
Bordered by Fanno Creek and Tiedeman, Johnson and Katherine Streets, Woodard Park sits tucked away in the center of the city. The park is best known for its large oak trees and ponderosa pines; park structures were actually designed around these big trees. Park-goers can hear the creek babble along while walking Fanno Creek trail as it winds through this quiet, neighborhood park
This is an undeveloped natural area connected to Willow Creek Nature Park, with connections to the Waterhouse Powerline Trail.
The linear trail at Willow Creek runs from SW Waterhouse Avenue (just off SW 158th) to SW 173rd Ave. There are sections of paved trail behind neighboring homes, but most of the route is on boardwalk that goes through or directly adjacent to Willow Creek itself. This is a beautiful and popular 0.76-mile walk though native riparian forest.
The Willamette River Water Treatment Plant Park was built in conjunction with the City's water treatment plant on the Willamette River. This award-winning park was created through a community design process and includes opportunities for education and interpretation. The site includes a meeting room, interpretive features about the City's water system, and a beautiful water feature (not intended for water play) that is the park's focal element. The meadow in the park is composed of native grasses that have lower water use and require minimal mowing.