Gateway Green was envisioned in three phases:
Opened in 2017
Included the Gateway Green Dirtlab, with new trails, jump line and skills area.
Opened in 2020
Included the Gateway Green Development, with pump track, “hub” gathering area and expanded trails. This included the gravity lines on the south end of the park (Linda’s Line), which opened as a temporary feature, to be replaced — bigger and better — after construction of TriMet’s Better Red Project (Phase 3).
Opening in late 2024 after Better Red construction
Will include a new south entrance directly connecting to Gateway Transit Center and an improved version of Linda’s Line and Rebar Ridge.
TriMet construction requires closure of the south end of the park, including a portion of the Linda’s Line and Rebar Ridge areas, for more than two years.
The central and north ends of the park will remain open throughout TriMet’s construction. Park features that will remain OPEN include:
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TriMet’s Better Red project extends MAX Red Line west to serve 10 more stations and improves schedule reliability for the entire MAX system. The project adds new multi-use paths at Gateway and PDX, creating more options for accessing transit and getting around without a car.
At Gateway, Better Red will add a second track, in a section where MAX Red Line has only one track that creates bottlenecks affecting the entire light rail system.
This requires construction of two new bridges at Gateway Green Park: one spanning the existing MAX track and I-205 multi-use path, and another spanning I-84 and Union Pacific Railroad tracks. This new bridge over the freeway and railroad will include a multi-use path, providing easier access to Gateway Green for both park users and emergency vehicles.
Upon completion of Better Red construction in early 2024, TriMet will:
Open the new bridge over I-84, with new multi-use park access for bicycles, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles.
Extend the gravel, 5% grade “spine road” south to the hilltop and new bridge
Replace the approximately 15 trees that must be removed for construction with more than 80 new trees
Regrade the slope in the Phase 3 area to provide approximately 80 yards of increased run and at least 10 feet more vertical drop
Portland Parks and partners will construct the new south slope gravity lines in late 2024.
Conceptual rendering subject to change