NWTA signs agreement with Portland Parks & Recreation

Press Release 03.18.2020

Portland OR

On Tuesday March 10, 2020, the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) entered into a formal partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) for the stewardship of soft-surface cycling trails in Portland Parks. This stewardship agreement pertains to the maintenance, improvement, and enhancement of portions of soft surface trails and corridors in Forest Park and Powell Butte Nature Park.

NWTA will bring its considerable resources to a partnership of planning, building and maintaining our local trails. We are very excited to finally formalize a relationship that we have been pursuing with PP&R for over 32 years. We are honored to be recognized as a land stewardship partner, and we thank PP&R for the mountain bike community as an ally in the betterment of our public parks and natural areas. Soon, NWTA volunteers will be able to ride their bikes to work parties.

NWTA is also working on formalizing stewardship agreements with PP&R for the off-road cycling trails & features at Ventura Park & Gateway Green. We will release details once the draft agreements have been reviewed to the satisfaction of both parties. Ventura and Gateway Green will bring the total to four agreements between PP&R and NWTA in 2020. Please join us in thanking our PP&R representatives for finding a way to work closely with our community. Your feedback and comments can be shared with the PP&R online contact form found HERE.

Northwest Trail Alliance is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. Created in 1988 as a grassroots club of local riders, we have grown into one of the largest regional advocacy groups, stewarding trails and advocating for trail access across NW Oregon and SW Washington; covering the Portland Metro area to as far North as Mt. St. Helens, to the Western slopes of Mt. Hood and as far West as Seaside. To find out more, visit our website at nw-trail.org