This project will design and develop a new 1.5-mile off-street trail connecting the Westside Trail to SW Hocken Ave through a mixed commercial and residential neighborhood in the Central Beaverton area. The multi-use trail segment — Beaverton Creek Trail, will stretch alongside the TriMet light rail corridor and Beaverton Creek. THPRD will work with several partners throughout the development process, including Metro and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). The project is reviewing trail route feasibility studies, cost estimates, environmental impacts, and more. The trail will likely involve vegetation buffers to mitigate any potential impacts on the nearby Beaverton Creek. Development may be completed in phases. This project is referred to as Beaverton Creek Trail Project — Segments 3 & 4 in the THPRD Trails Functional Plan. Click here to read the Trails Functional Plan.
The new trail segment will serve community commuters and residential neighbors traveling to commercial centers. Community involvement is a vital part of our planning and design process. To that end, THPRD will continue working with community members to keep them informed about the trail’s development.
* timeline is an approximate estimate
Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about this project.
How will I get news and updates about the project?
Throughout the process, we will continue to post updates and ways to get involved on this webpage. We send public meeting and construction
notices to nearby and adjacent community members for all our development projects. If you would like to receive updates and notices about
this project, please join the project’s email list.
How was the trail route chosen?
As the district's service area continues to urbanize, new trails are
needed to serve residents and further expand the existing and
planned trail system. The Beaverton Creek Trail segment was
identified as a "high priority project" in the 2016 Trails Functional
Plan. Being part of the existing regional trail network, it meets the
established goals for THPRD's trail system. Specifically, through
continued trail development and creating more regional
The route was chosen as a result of planning efforts undertaken by
Washington County and Beaverton. Once completed, the route will
serve to connect the residential neighbors and commuters traveling
to commercial centers. THPRD is working with local jurisdictional
partners, landowners to successfully connect this new trail segment
to the existing trail route.
Why does it sometimes take years until THPRD can develop a trail
THPRD is the largest special park district in Oregon, spanning 50
square miles and serving about 250,000 community members
in and around Beaverton. THPRD makes an effort to purchase
property that will connect trails when and as it becomes
available. The development of certain trail connections are then
prioritized based on each neighborhood’s level of need, access,
and amount of time they’ve been waiting. Additional factors
include any existing barriers or limitations in an area, proximity
to major destinations, the number of district residents served in
an area, funding and grant availability, transportation access,
and more. These factors can be found on the THPRD Trails
Functional Plan. Once THPRD begins planning the development
of a trail connection, we are required to complete a variety of
assessments, permits, community engagement processes,
planning documents, and more, all of which can take several