Trail Design Guidelines for Portland, Oregon’s Park System

Portland Parks and Recreation

Trails are an integral part of our park and recreation system. They are used by people of all ages and abilities to exercise, relax, socialize, view wildlife, and travel to destinations such as school and work.

by Portland Park's and Recreation



Published May 01, 2009

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