Willamette Falls

Rediscover

the Falls

The Vision

A pathway to opportunity, access and the future

A robust period of community engagement helped shape the vision of the Willamette Falls site.

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Since 2011, individuals, community groups and project partners (the City of Oregon City, Metro, Clackamas County and the State of Oregon) have worked to develop a bold vision for the Willamette Falls site. A vision that opens up public access, provides jobs and opportunities, maintains and respects the local ecosystem, and connects us to our heritage and history.

A robust community engagement process in 2013 involved thousands of Oregonians helping shape the vision for the Willamette Falls Legacy Project.

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“It was a beautiful sight when viewed from a distance, but it became grand and almost sublime as we approached it nearer.”

John Kirk Townsend, 1835

Riverwalk Design

The first step in the Willamette Falls Legacy Project is beginning to take shape. Design and planning of the riverwalk is underway.

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Revitalizing Urban Waterfronts

There are many examples of beautiful and compelling riverfront redevelopments that include collaborative public/private partnerships, unique features and innovative ways to incorporate the sites’ vibrant histories. Many of these projects have similarities to ours.

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Four Core Values

Four core values, identified by the project partners early in the process, guide redevelopment of the Willamette Falls site.

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Revitalizing Urban Waterfronts

There are many examples of beautiful and compelling riverfront redevelopments that include collaborative public/private partnerships, unique features and innovative ways to incorporate the sites’ vibrant histories. Many of these projects have similarities to ours.

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River access options in the north riverfront

Results from the riverwalk community event – learn about design options for the north riverfront on the Willamette Falls Legacy Project site.

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