Marquam Nature Park

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Marquam Nature Park is a 178.25-acre (72.14 ha) park, located in Portland, Oregon, United States. The park was acquired by Portland Parks & Recreation in 1979.[1] Marquam Nature Park is in Southwest Portland in the Tualatin Mountains, also known as the West Hills, and has several miles of hiking trails.[2]

Marquam Nature Park includes part of the Marquam Trail, which connects to the 40-Mile Loop. The natural area includes many native plant species, including bigleaf maple, Douglas fir, red cedar and western hemlock. The park's entrance features a shelter with interpretive displays and maps.[1] The volunteer organization called Friends of Marquam Nature Park formed in 1968 after neighbors of the park successfully prevented housing development on Marquam Ravine.[3]

In 2013, Friends of Marquam Nature Park and the Regional Arts & Culture Council funded a mosaic project for one of the shelter's walls. The project cost $17,600; assembly is scheduled to begin in August and a dedication will take place in September following its completion.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Marquam Nature Park". Portland Parks & Recreation. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  2. ^ "Marquam Trail Loop in Marquam Nature Park, Portland". hikespeak.com. Hikespeak. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Hottman, Sara (July 25, 2013). "Southwest Portland's Marquam Nature Park attracts new visitors with public art project". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 26, 2013.

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Coordinates: 45°29′N 122°41′W / 45.49°N 122.69°W / 45.49; -122.69