Tigard has many areas with developed multi-use pathways and many of the City’s parks contain internal sidewalks/walkways and/or unpaved trails. Additionally, Tigard has some existing multi-use paths connecting non-motorized travelers with the regional on-street bicycle network.
Metro is currently working with several local jurisdictions to develop a regional trails network. The 950 miles of existing and proposed trails will cross jurisdictional lines of towns, cities and states to connect between parks, natural areas and other trails.
Fanno Creek Regional Trail Overview
Fanno Creek Trail is a regional trail that extends 15 miles from Tualatin to Portland, passing through Tigard, Beaverton and unincorporated Washington County.
Fanno Creek Trail is a paved, multi-use pathway for walkers, runners, bicyclists and nature enthusiasts of all ages. The trail will be accessible to persons with disabilities. The trail is being developed in segments with approximately 60% of Tigard's sections complete, including the Fanno Creek Park segment that connects downtown Tigard with Tigard's City Hall and Library.
When completed, Fanno Creek Trail will connect neighborhoods, parks, schools community and senior centers, libraries and businesses. The trail is expected to become an amenity that significantly enhances the quality of life for Tigard's residents.
Fanno Creek Trail near City Hall Photo Courtesy of Doug Vorwaller
Fanno Creek Trail Segment: Main to Grant
(Main Street to Grant Avenue) The City of Tigard has constructed a new segment of Fanno Creek Trail from Main Street in Downtown Tigard, through an existing underpass beneath Pacific Highway 99W, to Grant Avenue. This trail is a key part of the larger Fanno Creek Greenway Trail which extends from Portland to Tualatin. Tigard's new public art on Fanno Creek Trail is ready for viewing Tigard's newest public art has been installed along the recently completed section of Fanno Creek Trail, just northwest of the downtown. Aerosol artist Ashley Montague was commissioned by the city to cover a 100-foot by 4-foot concrete retaining wall with his own original design.
For hikers, bikers and skateboarders passing by, the mural appears to be in motion. The swirling black and white vortex echoes the pattern of the racing world's checkered flag. Ashley's strong, geometric designs are punctuated by colorful flowers and plants.
You can see for yourself by parking on Main Street at the trailhead, close to Rudy's Barber Shop. Go underneath Pacific Highway, then walk (or bike or skate) a few hundred feet further for an up-close look.
The new artwork was commissioned as part of the recently completed improvements to Fanno Creek Trail between Main Street and Grant Avenue. To see Ashley Montague's creations, visit his website at eardrums4eyelids.com.
Fanno Creek Trail Segment: Grant Avenue to Woodard Park
The City of Tigard is in the final stages of clearing a future section of the Fanno Creek Trail located between Grant Avenue and Woodard Park. This work has included clearing non-native and invasive plant species to aid in identifying sensitive natural habitat and wetland areas. The work to be performed will support future design efforts for a new segment of the Fanno Creek Trail from Grant Avenue to Woodard Park. Vegetation removal will allow for identification of sensitive natural habitat and wetland areas along the trail in order to protect them. This trail segment is expected to be constructed between 2018 and 2019.
Contact Jeff Peck, Project Coordinator, Public Works Department, 503-718-2466.
Tigard Street Heritage Trail: Work Underway
Formerly a rail line, this three-quarter-mile trail connects downtown Tigard to Tiedeman Avenue. The city recently paved a temporary trail for biking, walking and rolling. A concept for the permanent Tigard Street Heritage Trail is in the works. It will place lighting, art, plazas and other amenities along the trail. More details here...
Walk Tigard Map Tigard's walking map is available for free. Pick one up at city offices or at the library. If you would like a map mailed to you, email your name and address to Joe Patton or phone 503-718-2714.
Smoke Free Effective July 1, 2016, Tigard parks, trails, and city-owned and operated properties are smoke-free. Details.
Mapping One's Way Gets Easier Downtown
Finding your way around Tigard’s trail network just got easier with the installation of a 5-by-6-foot sign at the crossroads of the Fanno Creek Trail and Main Street.
The sign was developed with support from the Dolan family and placed on a formerly blank monument on their property. The map provides all visitors an overview of the eastern half of Tigard, where residents can walk from downtown to Englewood Park on connecting trails, among several destinations. In addition to helping residents find their way around, the sign includes information on downtown Tigard’s history and information on Tigard’s strategic plan to become the most walkable community in the Pacific Northwest where people of all ages and abilities enjoy healthy and interconnected lives. View the map.