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Eyes on the Street: New signal for Fanno Creek path at Hall Blvd

Thursday, January 16th, 2014
This new signal has been installed on SW Hall Blvd in order to make it easier for Fanno Creek Trail users to cross.
(Photo by Bill Anderson).

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Inspired by Sunday Parkways, Beaverton to get 'Sunday Trailways'

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
A tour of the West Side-29
Event will encourage folks to get out and enjoy the Fanno Creek Trail.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland

The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (THPRD) has just announced its first ever "Sunday Trailways" event will be held on June 24th.

THPRD spokesman Bob Wayt says they've recognized the success of Portland's Sunday Parkways (which boasted a crowd of nearly 30,000 last month), and they wanted to give Beaverton-area residents something similar. Wayt calls Sunday Trailways an "active outdoor event with a twist."

The free event is scheduled to run from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and will celebrate the Fanno Creek Trail (which we happened to write about earlier today). There will be activities for all ages at various points along the path, which runs 4 1/2 miles from the Garden Home Recreation Center to Greenway Park. Some of the scenic areas along the route are the Koll Wetlands, the Fanno Farmhouse and Vista Brook Park. (more...)

Progress on new Fanno Creek Trail connection

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
Getting cleaned up.
(Photos and story by Will Vanlue)

The Fanno Creek Trail, which the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation Department is grooming for a name-change to the Fanno Creek Greenway, will soon be a little safer for people traveling around Main Street in Tigard.

I was passing through the area the other day and noticed crews spraying herbicide on overgrown blackberries on an existing but inaccessible piece of the popular path north of Highway 99.
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City of Tigard to close another gap in Fanno Creek Trail

Friday, January 20th, 2012
Proposed alignment of the new trail from a City of Tigard leaflet

The City of Tigard (COT) has announced plans to close a gap in the Fanno Creek Trail located about 10 miles south of downtown Portland along Highway 99.

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Communication breakdown: The story behind the Fanno Creek fence

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
These fence posts riled tempers. Now
the project is delayed until neighbors
know more.
(Photo: Jim Parsons/BikePortland)

When fence posts went up where the Fanno Creek Trail crosses SW Hall Boulevard (map) over the weekend, trail users were outraged.

Beaverton Bicycle Advisory Committee member Barbara Chapnick fired off an email to several fellow advocates and city planners that read, "This is absolutely terrible! Horrible, abominable! What can we do about this?" (more...)

Metro secures easements to extend Fanno Creek Trail near Tigard

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
A tour of the West Side-29
Beaverton resident Jim Parsons
on the Fanno Creek Trail.
(Photo © J. Maus)

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).
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