Main City Park, Gresham, Oregon
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Gresham's neighborhood planning highlights the pride in local communities that is evident in Oregon's fourth largest city. Gresham's regional center is the Gresham Civic Neighborhood. The structure of this community emphasizes livability, with bike paths, landscaped sidewalks, and many different kinds of housing, all with easy access to the local area and adjacent neighborhoods. There are two MAX light rail stations in this area, providing rapid transit to all of the amenities of Portland.

Neighborhood parks in Gresham have facilities for many different activities. Red Sunset Park, located at 2403 NE Red Sunset Drive, has soccer and softball fields, a basketball court, picnic shelters, a children's play area, and a one acre duck pond. Main City Park is located next to downtown Gresham at 219 S Main Avenue. The17.5 acre park includes a children's play area, picnic tables, two little league baseball diamonds, and many bike and walking trails. Several of the trails follow Johnson Creek, which runs along the south edge of the park. There are many other parks available for recreational opportunities in the Gresham area.

Gresham is involved in developing the Springwater Trail Corridor. The 4.8 mile part of the trail that is located in Gresham is being developed into an urban wilderness pathway. This is part of a nationwide plan to convert abandoned railway lines into trails for recreation and bicycle use for the public. The city is committed to protecting natural habitats found along the corridor, while making the trail available for recreational opportunities. The Springwater Trail Corridor can be accessed at several places in Gresham, including Main City Park, and the Linemann Station and Trail Head.

The Mt. Hood Scenic Loop can be accessed from the Gresham area. The three hour round trip allows you to see some of Oregon's best scenery. Or, try some of the many different types of recreation in this area, including fishing, mountain climbing from Timberline Lodge, hiking some of the numerous trails in the Columbia Gorge, windsurfing at Hood River and much more!

 


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    The Farmers' Market is located in Historic Downtown Gresham, at Third and Miller Street. It is open every Saturday from Mother's Day through October.


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