South Waterfront Greenway

Walker Macy and Thomas Balsley Associates planned and designed this park over a former brownfield in the South Waterfront District, one of the highest density neighborhoods in Oregon. The 1.2-mile Greenway extends riverfront access, offers spectacular open space, and restores habitat. It fulfills an important aspect of the district’s sustainability mission with a unique approach to waterfront development by weaving habitat restoration together with urban park uses. The innovative structured riverbank provides both containment of contaminated post-industrial soils, and in-water habitat for crucial salmon and other species.

Client
City of Portland, OR
Location
Portland, OR
Completed
2015
Collaborators
Thomas Balsley Associates
KPFF Consulting Engineers
Hart Crowser
Buster Simpson