Tigard Street Heritage Trail

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The Tigard Street Heritage Trail is a 3/4-mile inactive rail corridor parallel to Tigard Street providing a safe, off-street biking, walking and skating commuter route. In summer 2015, the City laid down a temporary trail from Tiedeman Avenue to downtown and the Tigard Transit Center.

Design for a permanent trail started in 2017 with a series of public engagement opportunities called Walk and Talks. An Outdoor Museum with a railroad theme was chosen to commemorate the trail.

The Tigard Street Heritage Trail serves as a unique cultural resource in the City of Tigard. As a gateway into Tigard’s redeveloping downtown, the bike and pedestrian pathway will celebrate local heritage and the city’s identity as a “pedestrian boulevard.” As engineering work moves forward, the city will use the trail as a venue to showcase features and amenities that recognize local culture and identity. Grant funding will also support street lighting, supporting the trail’s design as a well-used corridor and that is safe and visually open.

Construction has begun on the Tigard Street Heritage Trail and Outdoor Museum.

The Tigard Street Heritage Trail is a 3/4-mile inactive rail corridor parallel to Tigard Street providing a safe, off-street biking, walking and skating commuter route. In summer 2015, the City laid down a temporary trail from Tiedeman Avenue to downtown and the Tigard Transit Center.

Design for a permanent trail started in 2017 with a series of public engagement opportunities called Walk and Talks. An Outdoor Museum with a railroad theme was chosen to commemorate the trail.

The Tigard Street Heritage Trail serves as a unique cultural resource in the City of Tigard. As a gateway into Tigard’s redeveloping downtown, the bike and pedestrian pathway will celebrate local heritage and the city’s identity as a “pedestrian boulevard.” As engineering work moves forward, the city will use the trail as a venue to showcase features and amenities that recognize local culture and identity. Grant funding will also support street lighting, supporting the trail’s design as a well-used corridor and that is safe and visually open.

Construction has begun on the Tigard Street Heritage Trail and Outdoor Museum.

Share Your Story - A Celebration of Culture, Heritage and History

We are looking for personal stories to feature at Tigard’s Outdoor Museum, a commemoration of the many cultures that have helped shape the region’s history.

The city has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to create an Outdoor museum that includes cultural histories as well as three large public artworks. Stories gathered from the community will be memorialized in steel sculptures along the ¾-mile Tigard Street Heritage Trail, and some may become the inspiration for the public art works.

We are looking for unique stories from people across diverse cultures, communities, and experiences.

Please share:

* Stories highlighting historically marginalized or underrepresented communities.

* Stories featuring individual or familial narratives.

* Special consideration given to stories that relate in some way to railroads. Examples could be immigrants who built railroads, braceros or other migrant workers who moved by rail, communities that were displaced or interred by railroad, families who migrated or sold goods by rail, etc.

CLOSED: This survey has concluded.