Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 28th, 2010 at 7:30 am
Metro has acquired rights for a trail easement across two properties in central Tigard that will allow them to add length to the popular Fanno Creek Greenway Trail. It's not a huge piece of the trail, but it helps close a glaring gap that currently exists just northwest of Main Street in Tigard.
With the legal rights secured to build the trail behind the two properties at the corner of SW Tigard and Grant Avenues, Metro will be able to build an additional 865 feet of trail. Metro paid $52,000 for the three acre easement, using money from its $227 million natural areas bond measure that voters approved in 2006 (this is the first trail deal made with that money).
The trail that will eventually be built here (Metro says construction will begin within three to six years) will help close the gap that currently exists between Woodard City Park and just behind Max's Brew Pub on Main Street (SW Johnson Street provides the connection).
The Fanno Creek Greenway is a gem of a trail that weaves through Beaverton, Tigard and Tualatin. When complete, Metro envisions a 15 mile route that will take people from the Willamette River in Southwest Portland to the Tualatin River.
Learn more about the Fanno Creek Greenway Trail on Metro's website.