Graf Meadows Trail

Beaverton, OR

An elevated boardwalk connects neighbors over a seasonal wetland throughout the year.

About this Project

To improve neighborhood connectivity, THPRD commissioned 3J Consulting with planning and engineering a new 500-foot trail between two sections of the Graf Meadows residential subdivision. Despite their proximity, the neighborhoods were divided by a wetland that was impassable a majority of the year due to seasonal stream flow and an active beaver family.

The trail is located in the Ben Graf Greenway, a 10-acre park within the greenway of the Rock Creek Trail. 3J’s solution replaced a homemade bridge with a boardwalk elevated on piles that spans 100 feet. A pervious concrete walking path connects the boardwalk to the neighborhoods, allowing safe, year-round passage.


  • Client

    Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

  • Completion Date

    September 2014

  • Services

    • Civil Engineering
    • Land Use Planning
    • Water Resources Engineering
THPRD Graf Meadows Trail

The elevated boardwalk allows pedestrians in the Ben Graf Greenway to access the park and other neighborhoods throughout the year.

THPRD Graf Meadows Trail

The boardwalk spans a seasonal wetland full of foliage and wildlife.

THPRD Graf Meadows Trail

Pervious concrete comprises the accessways to the boardwalk.