THPRD offers a series of free public amenities through parks, trails, nature parks and natural areas. We invite residents to gather, play, and explore. THPRD boasts more than 99 park sites with recreational amenities, over 68 miles of hard- and soft-paved trails, three of-leash dog parks, three skate parks, and more than1,500 acres of natural areas. A great opportunity for individuals and families to get an up-close look at forests, lakes, streams, birds and other wildlife we have in the area.
THPRD's parks are open year-round, dawn to dusk. They receive regular care from our park maintenance staff. Many sites host free events and educational activities, and some have picnic shelters that can be rented for private events. All 3,600 acres of THPRD properties, including our parks and trails, are smoke-free.
THPRD’s 70-mile urban trail system helps residents and their families enjoy the outdoors and spend quiet time away from the rush of today’s world. THPRD trails also provide a great way to get to work, the grocery store or to a friend's house while getting exercise and living a healthy lifestyle. All 3,600 acres of THPRD properties, including our parks and trails, are smoke-free.
Regional and community trails
Rock Creek Trail
Fanno Creek/Greenway Park Trail
Other great locations
Commonwealth Lake Park
HMT Recreation Complex
Hyland Woods Natural Area
Lowami Hart Woods Natural Area
There is the opportunity to use our trails as a way to support people to not have to use their vehicles and still get where they need to go. This includes connecting with public transit or using the Bike Beaverton resource.
A THPRD partner, Access Recreation, has created a guide to help patrons know what to expect when they visit several key trails around the district and the region. There is also information for people of all abilities to determine if the trail meets their needs or desired experience.
THPRD's Nature & Trails staff cares for about 1,500 acres of natural area at more than 150 sites within the district. The variety of habitats includes evergreen forests, sunny meadows, wetlands and stream corridors.
Nature & Trails staff oversees conservation and planning, weed removal, native plant installation, wildlife management and other tasks.
Volunteers play a vital role, participating in the vast majority of improvement and restoration projects. Our nature education programs offer activities and events for all ages. We also acquire new conservation lands and have brought nearly 85 acres into stewardship since 2012.
Tualatin Hills Nature Park
Located in the heart of Beaverton, Nature Park is a remarkably diverse 222-acre wildlife preserve with wetlands, forests and streams. The park features about five miles of trail; 1.5 miles of trails are paved, while the remaining 3.5 miles are well-maintained, soft-surface trails
Cooper Mountain Nature Park
Located in Aloha, the park spans 230 acres and offers visitors 3.5 miles of trails that pass through each of its distinct habitats - from conifer forest to prairie to oak woodlands. Visitors will be rewarded with grand views of the Chehalem Mountains.
Other notable Natural Areas
This unique 60-acre property on Cooper Mountain provides a glimpse of early 20th century elegance. There are paths to follow around the historic residence, through immaculate gardens and into the surrounding forest.
Koll Center Wetlands Area
Located on the east edge of Greenway Park along the Fanno Creek Trail, these wetlands provide great bird and wildlife viewing.
Bronson Creek Greenway
Located along the Waterhouse Trail north of Highway 26 (between NW Audrey Dr & NW Joscelyn St), this greenway features a boardwalk nearly 1,000 feet long that cuts through the floodplain and provides great dividends for birders.
Lowami Hart Woods Natural Area
A recently restored site, Lowami Hart Woods features several loop trails (paved and soft surface), and a viewing deck for patrons with limited mobility. Johnson Creek meanders through this 28-acre site, once the site of Camp Fire day camps.
Jordan Woods Natural Area
Adjacent to Jackie Husen Park in the Cedar Mill neighborhood, this forested area was restored in 2012. It includes an ADA-accessible paved trail and viewing area, as well as soft-surface trails and pedestrian bridges to explore near the banks of Cedar Mill Creek. There are interpretive art installations that show the effects of moss growth.
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