W E L C O M E T O
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Parks, an art walk, heritage trees, planning
for growth and a crawfish festival are all hallmarks of Tualatin,
Oregon. Located approximately 10 miles south of Portland,
Tualatin is a rapidly growing part of the Portland metropolitan
Tualatin has more than 200 acres of parks, green spaces and greenways.
Tualatin Commons, located in the center of downtown, is a 19 acre
park that includes a pedestrian promenade around a three acre
lake, public plazas, and an interactive fountain. In the summer,
the Concerts on the Commons are held here. Community Park is the
city's largest park, and is located along the Tualatin River.
Recreation opportunities at Community Park include an award winning
skate park for skateboarders and inline skaters, a senior center,
a community center, and youth activities and recreational services.
The Artwalk is a self guided tour of Tualatin's public art. There
are four loops with interconnected trails, with distances varying
from one third to one mile long. Map kiosks and interpretive signs
assist visitors in experiencing and interpreting the many different
kinds of art represented on the Artwalk. The features range from
sculptures to murals to a mastodon skeleton. It's a fun and informative
way to see public art.
Tualatin has been recognized as a Tree City by the National Arbor
Day Foundation for its commitment to planting and maintaining
trees. The Heritage Tree Program is used to facilitate the protection
and planting of trees. Each year, up to five trees chosen based
on their size, quality, species or historic value are selected
for Heritage Tree status, and are added to Tualatin's list of
Heritage Trees. A map of these trees is available from the Tualatin
Chamber of Commerce.
If you're looking for a place to spend time in a park, paddle on
the Tualatin River, or just spend a relaxing day, Tualatin is
worth a visit.