Public comment sought on proposed Westside Trail segment
December 03, 2012
The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District has scheduled an open house to hear comments from Bethany-area residents about a proposed new segment of the Westside Regional Trail.
The open house will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12, in THPRD’s Dryland Training Center at 15707 SW Walker Road, Beaverton. It will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and include a presentation by Park District staff.
The proposed segment, to be designed and built by THPRD in partnership with ODOT and Bonneville Power Administration, will be an important link in the regional trail system.
It will provide a connection between the Rock Creek Regional Trail and NW Kaiser Road and connections to adjacent neighborhoods and THPRD’s Hansen Ridge Park. The new trail will be located along the existing BPA corridor south of Kaiser Woods Natural Area near Bethany.
Design and construction of the three-quarter-mile trail segment will be funded by Metro, THPRD, and ODOT. The 10-foot-wide design will accommodate cyclists and pedestrians and include a bridge over Bronson Creek and boardwalks to span wetlands.
Final design and permitting of the trail is expected be completed in early 2014, with trail construction anticipated in summer 2014.
Formed in 1955, THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning about 50 square miles and serving more than 220,000 residents in the greater Beaverton area. The district provides year-round recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Offerings include thousands of widely diverse classes, 90 park sites with active recreational amenities, 60 miles of trails, eight swim centers, six recreation centers, and 1,400 acres of natural areas. For more information, visit www.thprd.org or call 503/645-6433.
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Director – Communications
Date: December 3, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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