Map highlights bike lanes, rail lines, information on THPRD facilities

The Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District has updated its trails network map from the latest 2009 version, and added a new nature section to help walkers, runners and bicyclists enjoy pathways across its 50-square-mile service territory.

On one side, the foldout map provides an overview of the district’s growing trails network, including surface type, bike lanes, rail lines, parks, natural areas and greenways, and district facilities. The opposite side features information on nature classes, wildlife-watching, play sites, and much more for people of all ages.

“The new map helps people connect to nature in their own neighborhood,” said Bruce Barbarasch, park district superintendent of natural resources and trails management. “We’ve included descriptions of common fauna and flora of the district, such as birds, beavers and wildflowers.”

The district produced the map based on a grant from the Washington County Visitors Association. The association also provided financial support for the park district’s last trails map, which was unveiled in 2009. That map was an immediate hit with the public and supplies of it were eventually exhausted, said Bob Wayt, park district spokesman.

The new map is available free of charge at all park district patron facilities, Beaverton-area libraries and bicycle shops, local hotels, REI at Tanasbourne, the Portland Running Company and Sports Authority stores in Beaverton, Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus, the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce office and the WCVA office.

A printable version of the map is available by clicking on and selecting “Nature and Trails Map” in the document on the right.

For more information, call 503-629-6350 or visit

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