An elevated boardwalk connects neighbors over a seasonal wetland throughout the year.
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.
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District
The elevated boardwalk allows pedestrians in the Ben Graf Greenway to access the park and other neighborhoods throughout the year.
The boardwalk spans a seasonal wetland full of foliage and wildlife.
Pervious concrete comprises the accessways to the boardwalk.