Explore the Willamette Falls Riverwalk Design
After years of planning and countless rounds of community input, the design for a public riverwalk alongside the Willamette River leading to Willamette Falls in Oregon City is complete. Cut off from public access for over a century, Willamette Falls is the second largest waterfall by volume in North America. The riverwalk design will reveal a network of promenades and lofted pathways lacing through the site, providing visitors with an intimate experience of the river, falls and native habitat — while providing opportunities to learn about the area’s rich cultural and environmental history. Download design drawings below:
Riverwalk Design Concept Drawings
Habitat Restoration Concept Drawings
Interpretive Framework Concept
Seasonal Activity Calendar
Phase 1 riverwalk approach
The following images depict the Phase 1 riverwalk construction project slated to begin in 2018. As engineering and permitting work continues, the details of the phase 1 plan are subject to change.
- Phase 1 of the riverwalk is planned to focus on the Boiler complex and Mill H area. Habitat restoration work will occur elsewhere on site.
- Structures proposed to be fully removed are outlined in red. Other structures will be modified for re-use.
- The outcome of Phase 1 construction is shown here.
- Additional structures in the yard, outlined in red, will be removed, and remaining structures will be stabilized to allow for interim public access.
- The yard will be available for interim use, and future phases will complete the yard area with additional demolition, fill removal, and pathways. The orange line shows the future yard area that will remain once the woolen mill alcove is created in a future phase.
- The roof of the Mill H structure provides a wonderful view of the Falls and the Willamette river basin.
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