Restoration Sites

We are excited to have five current partner sites for our restoration efforts as well as several sites that we visit and steward occasionally over the years. We are always looking for additional sites!

Dirksen Nature Park

11130 SW Tiedeman Ave, Tigard, OR 97223

The City of Tigard purchased this 48 acre property in 2010. It is now Tigard’s second largest park and includes wetlands, forest, meadows, and many amenities. As you walk the many pathways and trails throughout, you can find salamanders, red tailed hawks, doves, turtles, and more! Both Fanno Creek and Summer creek run through and we are excited to work on improving the health of the many ecosystems and waterways that are available here.

Tualatin Riverkeepers has partnered with the City of Tigard, Ash Creek Forestry, Friends of Trees, and more through a TREE grant to restore 6.5 acres of wetland, riparian and upland forest habitats in Dirksen Nature Park over the next 18 months. Once completed, we anticipate that the project will serve as a model for climate change-adaptive habitat restoration in the Tualatin River watershed.

Summerlake Park

11450 SW Winter Lake Dr, Tigard, OR 97223

This 30 acre park boasts a great number of species, both plant and animal, to be enjoyed from its many paths and walkways. Herons, turtles, and ducks call this lake their home. Coupled with many amenities including a fenced dog park, playground, and more, you will never run out of things to do!

Tualatin Riverkeepers has been tasked with removing invasive species on the islands that sit in the middle of the lake. We will access these islands using our kayaks and canoes to improve the location for the native turtle species and other local animals.

Rood Bridge Park

4000 SE Rood Bridge Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97123

A hidden gem, Rood Bridge park is 58 acres of gardens and amenities! Whether you are renting the River House for your upcoming event, strolling through the rhododendron garden, or launching your kayaks and canoes at their ample boat launch area, this park is sure to make you smile! If you enjoy boating and are local to this park, you’ll know it well as it’s the only public access point located in Hillsboro.

As part of the City of Hillsboro’s community choice grant to improve Rood Bridge Park, Tualatin Riverkeepers will be onsite a minimum of twice in the Spring seasons to remove invasive species including ivy, holly, and the prolific blackberry.

Browns Ferry Park

5855 SW Nyberg Ln, Tualatin, OR 97062

At just over 28 acres, this park is sure to delight with its variety of ecosystems. A large pond recently planted with lilies that bloom every Spring, a meadow that covers a third of the park and is filled with native grasses and wildflowers, not to mention the forested areas with several pathways for guests to meander while listening to the Tualatin River rolling past. Park staff are diligent at maintaining the space as they are frequented by the massive Willowbrook Arts Camp every year, Summer boat rentals by Alder Creek, and opportunities to do restoration with your family and friends throughout the year!

Tualatin Riverkeepers has been partnering with parks staff at Browns Ferry to host several restoration opportunities including the biannual Family Restoration Projects, welcoming families and guardians with kiddos of all ages to learn about invasives/natives and to become familiar with stewarding their local greenspace!

Fields Bridge Park

821 Willamette Falls Dr, West Linn, OR 97068

Community gardens, waterfront seating, baseball fields, and a story walk make this park truly community centered. At 19 acres, there’s no shortage of walking paths and benches as you witness a wide section of the Tualatin River just before it connects with the Willamette. Some wildlife sightings have included freshwater otters, beavers, herons, and more!

The City of West Linn, SOLVE, and Tualatin Riverkeepers has partnered on several projects at this site including removing invasive species and planting natives such as red flowering currant, thimbleberry, ferns, Oregon grape, and more. Join us as we continue this effort and see this park improve over time.

And more...

We are always looking for interesting locations for single projects, like our work at Balm Grove with Friends of Trees or at Jackson Bottom Wetlands each Fall with the City of Hillsboro!