Fanno Creek Trail: Our Path to Connection

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Fanno Creek Trail is a regional trail that extends from Tualatin to Portland, passing through Tigard, Beaverton and unincorporated Washington County. The vision dates back to 1975: a 15-mile walking and biking trail from the Willamette River in Southwest Portland to Fanno Creek's confluence with the Tualatin River.


Completion of the Fanno Creek Trail in Tigard is a top priority. The trail is being developed in segments, with current work on the projects below.


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Current engagement opportunities:



Fanno Creek Trail is a regional trail that extends from Tualatin to Portland, passing through Tigard, Beaverton and unincorporated Washington County. The vision dates back to 1975: a 15-mile walking and biking trail from the Willamette River in Southwest Portland to Fanno Creek's confluence with the Tualatin River.


Completion of the Fanno Creek Trail in Tigard is a top priority. The trail is being developed in segments, with current work on the projects below.


Register for project updates to receive engagement opportunities and construction related activity notices.


Current engagement opportunities:



  • Scholls Ferry Road At-Grade Crossing

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    We heard your concerns

    • People are getting frustrated and concerned about how often the trail floods and can stay flooded over time.

    We’re working on improvements

    • At-Grade Crossing: Engineering study is complete, THPRD continues to partner with other agencies to seek grant funding.
    • Clean Water Services will raise the undercrossing path a few inches this summer to keep the trail drier more frequently.
    • A portion of the trail north of Ironwood Loop in Englewood Park was relocated in Summer 2020.

    What’s next

    • Actively seeking funding for the At-Grade Crossing and an overlook and boardwalk on Hiteon Creek.

    Learn more



    In response to an increase in the frequency of flooding of the Fanno Creek Trail at Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard has partnered with several agencies to complete a conceptual design and an alternatives analysis of where the trail could cross Scholls Ferry Road at-grade. The alternatives will be compared for feasibility, impact, and cost. Study results will include a preferred alternative and lead to a future grant application for final design and construction.


    Funding: $75,000 split between Tigard, Washington County, Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District, Beaverton and Clean Water Services

    Update (Posted 12/12/19)

    Download materials from the 11/20/19 Open House:



  • Dirksen Nature Park Construction

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    What we’re doing

    • Constructing a new parking lot and boardwalk into the wetland from Fanno Creek Trail.
    • Construction starts in August.
    • The Fanno Creek Trail will be closed and a detour in place for up to 12 weeks.

    What we heard

    • More opportunities to connect with nature along the trail are desired.

    What’s next

    • You’ll start to see project signs and preconstruction activity in July.


  • Connections Project

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    Update 5/25/2021

    What we’re doing

    • This project will fill four key gaps on the Fanno Creek Trail:
      • Woodard Park to Grant Avenue
      • Ash Avenue to Hall Boulevard (Reconstruction)
      • Tigard Public Library to Bonita Road (Milton Court)
      • 85th Avenue to the Tualatin River
    • We are in the final stages of permitting, land acquisition, and moving the project into ODOT’s contracting process.

    What we heard

    • Folks are excited for this trail to be built and are hoping that construction is starting soon.

    What’s next

    • Confirm the project schedule. Factors include federal and state contracting, weather for construction, material cost increases.








    This project will fill four key gaps on the Fanno Creek Trail:
    • Woodard Park to Grant Avenue
    • Ash Avenue to Hall Boulevard(Reconstruction)
    • Tigard Public Library to Bonita Road (Milton Court)
    • 85th Avenue to the Tualatin River


    The existing on-street routes in this area follow busy high-speed roads like Bonita Road, Hall Boulevard, Pacific Highway (99W), and Greenburg Road, resulting in safety concerns. The future trail is proposed to gently wind through a beautiful oak savanna, provide meadow views and build new bridges over Fanno Creek to support this off-street regional trail.

    Funding: $4,400,000 Federal Highway Funds; $1,535,000 Transportation & Park System Development Charges Funds


    Update (Posted 12/12/19)
    Download materials from the 11/20/19 Open House:

  • The Library Backyard

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    What we’re doing

    • Developing a master plan for a park between the Tigard Public Library and Fanno Creek Trail.

    What we heard

    • Survey is still open, but option 1 is preferred by most respondents to date.

    What’s next

    • Pursue potential funding opportunities – AARPA funds, fundraising campaign.

    Learn more


  • Bonita Rd to Tualatin River Alignment Study

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    Project Update 5/25/2021

    What we’re doing

    • Identifying a potential alignment for the future trail segment between SW Bonita Road and the Tualatin River.

    What we heard

    In our online survey in November and December 2020:

    • Participants generally agreed with being in the greenway but had some concerns for environmental impacts.
    • There was a strong preference for going under Durham Road.
    • Participants understood why portions of the trail are proposed along the road and some had concerns about how the trail could be designed to mitigate the impacts on user experience.

    What’s next

    • Finalize the report and adopt into other plans like the Trails Master Plan and Transportation System Plan.
    • Pursue funding.

    Learn more

    www.engage.tigard-or.gov/alignment



    Bonita Road to the Tualatin River is known as the “missing link,” as it is the final gap in the Fanno Creek Trail in Tigard. This project will determine the vicinity of the route in this area and provide a conceptual design and future grant materials for final design and construction. The project will consider items like street and railroad crossings, amenities such as seating and overlooks, and access points to view the creek.

    Funding: $161,000 Metro Funds; $47,000 Transportation System Development Charges Funds


    Update (Posted 12/12/19)
    Download materials from the 11/20/19 Open House:
  • Fanno Creek Trail Amenities

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    While the Fanno Creek Trail is being developed in segments, a cohesive look and feel for the trail in Tigard is desired. Community input for this project shows habitat enhancement, wayfinding and signage, and restrooms are priorities along the trail. This project will ultimately recommend priority projects for construction.

    Funding: $730,000 Parks System Development Charges Funds

    Update (Posted 12/12/19)
    Download materials from the 11/20/19 Open House:
  • Fanno Creek Overlook

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    This project will straighten the Fanno Creek Trail through downtown, eliminating the need for the “over and back” route over Fanno Creek, while creating a resting space along the trail that looks out over the creek itself. Adjacent to the existing brewpub, the Fanno Creek Overlook project will restore degraded stream-banks, improve the regional trail experience and create a small gathering area as one of several mini-plazas along Main Street.

    Funding: $1.2m City Center Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funds

Page last updated: 25 May 2021, 20:59