The Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District invites the public to a celebration of its new quarter-mile trail connecting Jackie Husen Park to the Jordan Woods Natural Area, 10955 N.W. Reeves St. in Cedar Mill, on Sunday, April 28, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The event will include food, prizes and information tables. The district's Nature Mobile and Rec Mobile will provide fun activities for children, and a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for 2 p.m.

Opened to the public on March 8, the park and new trail provide ready access from the park to Jordan Woods Natural Area. The celebration is planned in conjunction with a regularly scheduled “Nature Day in the Park” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nature Day, organized by THPRD’s Natural Resources Department, will offer opportunities for children and adults to explore nature and learn about the flora and fauna of Jordan Woods.

Park district staff and volunteers will lead interactive, nature-based tasks, and a park ranger will be on hand to answer questions.

Funded by the district's 2008 voter-approved bond measure, the new Jordan Woods Trail is 8-feet wide and paved to ensure ADA accessibility. By design, the trail protects significant trees and limits encroachment into sensitive creek and wetland areas, which in turn benefits wildlife. The trail features an overlook, two pedestrian bridges, a boardwalk, three trail access points, and secondary soft-surface trails as part of the project, which took nearly one year to build.

For more information about Nature Day, call 503-629-6350 or visit

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