Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) invites you to share your input on the Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center survey. Your input will guide PP&R on the program and design of the facility. Your advice will be used in conjunction with information from the technical team, community input and PP&R staff to develop a plan for the site.
Created in 1948, Forest Park consists of more than 5,000 acres of densely forested natural area. It is the largest urban forested natural area within the United States and is a regionally recognized resource for recreation and respite, home to diverse flora and fauna and known as the “lungs of Portland” for the clean air contributions. PP&R acquired the property at the intersection of NW Yeon/Hwy 30 and NW Kittridge. PP&R will have the opportunity to construct the Forest Park Entrance and Nature Center envisioned for the park, which was identified in the Forest Park Natural Resource Management Plan (NRMP), adopted by City Council in 1995.
The NRMP recommends the development of a regional trail head that would include parking, an informational kiosk, seasonal restrooms, a drinking fountain, and a multi-use ADA accessible trail to connect with Leif Erikson and Firelane 1. This site also offers an opportunity to include a nature center in the site program that would provide a space for education and interpretation of the park’s unique and remarkable natural and recreational resources as well as staff/maintenance functions.
Please submit your completed form by Monday, September 5th, at 10:00 pm.
Thank you for taking your time to share your input. For more informationForest Park Survey