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Portland Parks & Recreation Presents the Peninsula Crossing Trail Stroll and Roll

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A view of the Peninsula Crossing Trail with green foliage, grass, and trees. A bike rack and park benches are in the lower center of the frame.
Walk, run, stroll, or wheel the one-mile route, or continue on! Free for all ages on Saturday, July 29, 2023.

(Portland, OR) –

Join Portland Parks & Recreation, Commissioner Dan Ryan, and your friends and neighbors for a new, free event to explore a one-mile route along the newly improved Peninsula Crossing Trail!

The start and finish area at Northgate Park will feature Portland Parks & Recreation staff on hand to provide information, an arts & crafts table, a water station, and portable restrooms. Churros Locos will provide free churros with premium chocolate and caramel toppings to people who attend (while they last).

The City recently completed cleaning and renovation efforts along the popular North Portland trail and welcomes people of all ages and abilities to celebrate. The Peninsula Crossing Trail has a hard surface that is accessible to anyone using a mobility device (such as a wheelchair) and/or a stroller. Portland Park Rangers will be at stations to welcome people and assist with any questions.

WHAT: The Peninsula Crossing Trail Stroll and Roll!

WHEN: Saturday, July 29, 2023; show up and enjoy anytime between 8:30 am – 10:30 am

WHERE: Start at Northgate Park, N. Fessenden and Geneva Street; stroll or roll down to N. Lombard and back.

Note: Parking is limited around Northgate Park. 

Walk, run, stroll, or wheel the one-mile route, or continue on! The full Peninsula Crossing Trail is five miles long and runs from N. Princeton Street to N. Columbia Blvd.

City staff completed maintenance work along the trail, which had to be temporarily closed for a few weeks this summer.

Work included:

  • Completing the construction of the Peninsula Crossing Safe Rest Village
  • Trail maintenance
  • Removing invasive blackberry
  • Pruning, mulching, and mowing around the trail.
  • Crews also made trail repairs, installed new signage, and assessed tree conditions and larger trail repair needs to address going forward.

Event flyers are available at all Portland Parks & Recreation community centers in North Portland, and the Bureau has invited various area neighborhood associations and advocates. All are welcome at the event.