The Tonquin Trail will be a 22-mile multi-use path connecting the cities of Wilsonville, Sherwood, and Tualatin. It will join the regional trail network, connecting the Westside Trail and the Fanno Creek Trail, and will provide new ways for cyclists and pedestrians to reach work, school, shopping, transit, and natural areas.
The Tonquin Trail master plan will be completed and ready for public review in summer 2012. The following fall, public hearings will be held to formally adopt the plan, which will guide future trail construction.
As of summer 2012, some sections of the Tonquin Trail have been completed and some are funded, but the majority of the trail still needs to be purchased, designed, and constructed. Segments that have already been built can be found in Metro’s Graham Oaks Nature Park in Wilsonville, Stella Olsen Park in Sherwood, and in Tualatin Community Park. While construction of the Sherwood portion is expected to be finished by 2015, the remaining incomplete segments are still long-range goals to be built as funding is secured.
The Tonquin Trail project team works closely with the public in developing the route. To learn more, visit the Virtual Open House on the project website or contact Jane Hart, Metro Senior Regional Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 797-1585.
Photo: Tonquin Trail alongside SW Boeckman Road in Wilsonville