Crescent Park Greenway (CPG) was envisioned by the community as an approximately 16 mile natural greenway. Rock Creek Greenway and CPG will eventually encompasses the City of Hillsboro. A greenway is a collection of natural areas, parks, and trailheads connected by linear greenspace with trails tying them all together. In 2015 the community came together to provide a grand vision for trails within Hillsboro called the 2015 Trails Master Plan. At that time, a community based vision was developed for the Crescent Park Greenway.
Crescent Park Greenway is a significant community resource. It couples access to recreation, neighborhoods, employment, and services, in balance with nature, elevating the quality of our daily lives. The Crescent shall complete a greenway loop around the City contributing to a vibrant Hillsboro.
The vision will guide the alignment, places, and experience throughout the greenway. This will be defined through this planning process.
Public Open House (May 18, 2017)
On May 18, the community was invited to learn about the Crescent Park Greenway Trail Plan. A 20 minute presentation discussing the history, future development options, experience and a Q & A. In addition to the presentation a large series of maps were presented to the community for review and an opportunity to provide comments directly on the map. The layout provided participants a complete view of the trail alignment, areas of future opportunity and study, potential greenway boundary, trailheads, and opportunities to connect to other trail/transportation networks. For the event the City was broken down into five areas. To see the refined alignment options access PDF maps below.
- North Hillsboro Area Map
- Northwest Area Map
- West Area Map
- Jackson Bottom Area Map
- South Hillsboro Area Map
More about the project
Through the winter of 2016 and spring of 2017 the Parks & Recreation Project Team will develop the plan using direction from the 2015 Trails Master Plan. During this journey the community will be invited to several community events to view content developed by the team and help us with any missing pieces. There will be multiple opportunities including online access for those who can’t attend our live events.
What will be in the plan?
- The plan will identify clear alignment options and preferred options for decision makers and the Parks & Recreation Department to make the community’s vision a reality.
- Provide guidance for City stewards on how to implement these options
- Create a roadmap for implementation
- Implementation plan and strategies
- Identify potential park spaces and trail heads along the CPG alignments
- Detail trail and trailhead standards
- Integrated approach with transportation, land use, and development activities and plans
For more information, contact Ryan Stee in the Parks & Recreation Department, or call 503-681-6225.