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Springville Road crossing - looking south
Mid-project - looking south
Westside/Rock Creek Trail connection - looking north
Trail opened and named
THPRD aspires to name trails after the people, cultures, and natural features of our region. Names should welcome all people and inspire us. These names were chosen through an inclusive engagement effort to honor the diverse experiences and identities of our community and the cultural heritage of this area.
Bethany Creek Greenway(greenway from NW Shackelford Rd to NW 160th Ave)
Bethany Creek and wetlands run through this greenway. The creek flows west from Multnomah County into the Bethany area and continues flowing underneath NW 160th Ave and NW Joss Ave. This name supports community wayfinding to the area.
Yoshihara Trail (trail from north end of Westside Trail to SW Springville Rd)
The Yoshihara (yo-she-har-a) family established the Yoshihara Berry Farm in Beaverton. During WWII, the Japanese American family was forced to leave their home and taken to a concentration camp in Idaho. Family members have since played critical roles in their communities, and continued growing their families. The name honors Japanese American heritage in this area.
Sato Trail (trail from NW Shackelford Rd & Fresia Ave to Sato Elementary)
Yoshinosuke Sato (saw-toe) was born in Japan. He came to the U.S. and eventually purchased land to farm in Bethany in 1911. The family sent two sons to fight in WWII while the family was forced into a concentration camp. The name creates meaningful connection with the Yoshihara Trail and wayfinding to Sato Elementary.
Thank you to all our community partners and members who shared input on these new trail names. Public input surveys on these names have closed. We look forward to officially announcing the names soon!
(Content updated 4-14-2021)
Bethany Creek Trail #2 – Segment 3 is a new community trail segment located in the Bethany area of Washington County and rural western Multnomah County. It will extend from THPRD’s Rock Creek and Westside Regional Trails north to NW Springville Road along the east edge of Kaiser Woods Natural Area and Kaiser Woods Park. The project includes a pedestrian crossing at NW Springville Road with connectivity to trails and neighborhoods in Bethany. The proposed trail alignment is approximately 0.44 miles and runs almost entirely within a Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Right-of-Way (ROW). The project spans multiple jurisdictions including Washington and Multnomah counties and project permitting will need to address the requirements of each jurisdiction as appropriate. There are multiple THPRD properties and parks within a half mile radius of the project, and this new community trail segment will provide connectivity to adjacent trails, parks, schools and neighborhoods within the Bethany area.
The project kicked off in January 2018. THPRD's design consultants began surveying and mapping of the project area for site analysis in March 2018. Public outreach and master planning efforts also began in March 2018 and continued into fall 2018. Construction is anticipated for the summer of 2020.
THPRD held a neighborhood meeting on June 26th, 2018 to provide an overview of the project and receive public input on the conceptual master plan. Public input was also received after the meeting via email and online through July 10th, 2018. THPRD held a second neighborhood meeting on September 10th, 2018 at the CPO 7 regular monthly meeting in Bethany, where staff and the design consultant presented a project update and the preferred master plan for public input. Public input was also received after the meeting via email and online through September 17th, 2018.
Materials from the public meetings can be viewed in the Documents & Media section of this web page. The public input received during the outreach process has helped to guide district staff and the design consultant in the project planning and refinement of the preferred master plan.
The THPRD board of directors approved the Preferred Master Plan at their regular meeting on October 16, 2018. The Approved Master Plan can be viewed in the Documents & Media section of this web page, labelled "Approved Master Plan 10/16/2018".
The project has received land use approvals and site development permits from permitting authorities and was publicly bid in March/April 2020. THPRD's board of directors awarded the construction contract at their regular meeting on May 12, 2020 to Lyda Excavating, Inc. and construction is anticipated to begin in early June 2020. Project improvements are scheduled for completion by October 2020. Project updates will continue to be posted to this project webpage. Please direct project-related comments or questions by email or through the online comment form.
***Please note: All plans, dates and information are subject to change***
(Content updated 5-14-2020)
Description & Map
Bethany Creek Trail #2 – Segment 3 is a new community trail segment located in the Bethany area of Washington County which will extend from THPRD's Westside Trail north to Springville Rd along the east edge of Kaiser Woods Natural Area and Kaiser Woods Park.
Trail Connections: Westside Trail, Rock Creek Trail, Kaiser Woods Park & Natural Area, North Bethany (Bethany Creek Falls)
Project Duration: approx. 37-40 months
Project Start: January 2018
Public Outreach: Standard (approx. March – October 2018)
Board MP Approval: October 2018
Proposed Construction Schedule: anticipated June – Sept 2020 (4 months)