Rose City Recreational Trail Project

This project will provide a new trail around the perimeter of the Rose City Golf Course and Rose City Park, improving existing trails.
Future trail corridor looking from Rose City Park along the golf course frontage.
Design and Engineering - Fall 2023 to Summer 2024
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What is the project? 

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) will utilize Metro bond funding to complete a new walking loop around the course as part of the initial course capital improvement investment. This project will provide a new trail, and improve ADA accessibility at the project site. 

Why are we doing it? 

The walking trails will improve safety, provide access to nature, and improve neighborhood connectivity. When complete, the project will provide ADA-compliant access in a location where currently there is none. 

How will the project affect golfers and neighbors? 

The PP&R Golf Program continues to improve programming and invest in facilities at the golf course that will better meet the needs of a diverse community and improve PP&R’s ability to deliver a more equitable system.

The trails will connect to existing paths within Rose City Park and the golf course. The project will not interrupt golf operations and will provide communities near the golf course a place to walk, jog, and connect with nature within a short walking or rolling distance from home.The project will improve connectivity through the site which is a ten-minute walk to the nearest Max station and a five-minute walk to the businesses on Sandy Boulevard.

Anticipated Project Schedule

  • Spring 2024 - Summer 2024: Project Set Up
  • Summer 2024 - Winter 2024/25: Schematic Design and Community Engagement 
  • Spring 2025 - Fall 2025: Design Development, Construction Documents, Permitting, and Bidding
  • Winter 2025 - Fall 2026: Construction

Community Engagement

PP&R engagement includes a spectrum of participation characterized by Inform, Consult, Involve, Collaborate and Empower. 

Based on the project goals, funding requirements, technical considerations of adjacent golf course, we are striving for the level of Involve/Advise with stakeholders and community on this project.

The project team will work with the public to incorporate their recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible and ensure that their concerns are directly reflected in the alternatives developed, in addition to provide feedback on how public input influenced the decision.

The community engagement process will recognize the value of community members’ expertise and diversity of lived experiences; insights, neighborhood values, beliefs, and preferences; and identification of critical constraints and opportunities. Having community involved and advising this project will be indispensable in creating a pathway at Rose City Golf course which provides meaningful accessibility to nature. 

Specific strategies and tools focus on inclusion and equity, ensuring that PP&R will consult and collaborate with historically excluded and underserved communities.    

Scheduled Engagements: 

Community Meeting 1: Thursday, April 25, 2024 Virtual Meeting – Project Introduction and Overview

At this meeting we introduced the project team, learned about project background, goals and opportunities. There was the introduction of potential trail location, surface, and meaningful elements of engagement along the trail. 

Watch Meeting Recording and Access Transcript Here

Slides from Community Meeting: 

Share your thoughts and feedback on new designs!

Click button below to complete the Community Meeting #1 Comment Form

Complete the Survey Here

Survey is live until Midnight Friday, May 31, 2024. 

Contact our team if you have any questions or need support to access this survey. 

Summer Engagements: May 2024 - September 2024 Tabling at City- and community hosted events, speaking at community hosted gatherings, cross-promoting via community channels. 

Community Meeting 2: October 2024 at Rose City Golf Course (exact date TBD) – Present Walking Trail design and show alternative designs. The design options will be based upon what we learned from survey results and community members at meeting #1 and summer engagements, as well as feedback from internal staff and other city bureaus.

Community Meeting 3: Winter 2024-2025 – Refinements to designs we heard during meeting #2. We aim to cultivate community support for a final design. 

Stay Informed and Involved

The Rose City Golf Course Trail project updates will be provided via email and on the project website. Entering your email address here will ensure that you are included on an email alert every time PP&R provides a project update.

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Park Location or Entrance
2200 NE 71st Avenue
Portland, OR 97213
Park Location or Entrance
NE 62nd Avenue and Tillamook Street
Portland, OR 97213


Jenna Stathopoulos

Community Engagement Coordinator

Jonathan Fain

Capital Project Manager