Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

Lowami Hart Woods -- trail improvements

Bond Category:Trail Expansions
Site Address:14895 SW Hart Road
Beaverton OR 97007
Status:Completed
 
Master Plan Start:Fall 2009
Construction Start:Winter 2012-2013
Construction Finish:January 2014
Estimated Public Opening:January 2014
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Project Summary & Public Benefits

Lowami Hart Woods is a 27.75 acre natural area in the heart of Beaverton. A former Camp Fire Boys and Girls camp, the area is bisected by South Johnson Creek, which separates an upland conifer forest on the east from a mixed conifer-deciduous forest on the west. Parts of the park are located on some steep hillsides; it also hosts a mix of forested uplands and wetland habitats.

THPRD completed an extensive public outreach and master planning process for Lowami Hart Woods in 2001, at which time the THPRD Board of Directors directed preparation of a final draft master plan for the park by staff. Through additional public outreach in 2010-2011, a revised master plan was developed. In October 2011 the THPRD Board of Directors approved the revised master plan.

Funding available through the voter-approved 2008 THPRD Bond Measure made it possible to make site improvements identified in the 2001 and subsequent 2011 master plan.

 

Update

Lowami Hart Woods opened to the public in January 2014

Lowami Hart Woods opened to the public in early 2014 after renovation with funds from the 2008 voter-approved bond measure. More than a half-mile of both hard- and soft-surface trails wind through the dense forest and along South Johnson Creek. Other improvements include a new parking lot, an entry plaza where an information kiosk will be located, new pedestrian bridges that cross over the creek, and a viewing area along the new ADA loop trail. 

A gathering area was built in the middle of the site near the original Campfire flagpole, which remains standing. The area, which is near the creek, is ringed with natural log benches, and will provide a place for nature education classes, story telling and other programming.

Lowami Hart Woods is located at 14895 SW Hart Road in Beaverton.

Comments or questions about the improvments at Lowami Hart are encouraged. Please contact Lindsay Beckman in Planning & Development at 503/629-6305 or through the THPRD's Web Contact Form.

 

 

Project Budget

$830,000

Contact Information

Please direct bond project-related comments or questions to Lindsay Beckman at 503/629-6305 or electronically via THPRD's web contact form.

Contractor Information

Design Consultant:  Vigil-Agrimis, Inc. Design Professionals

General Contractor: Colf Construction

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15707 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton, OR 97006

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