Howard Amon’s Riverfront Trail Improvement and Widening Project Begins
The entire Riverfront Trail Improvement Project will be completed in phases over the next six to seven years and includes a total of approximately 3,500 feet of trail. The widening will accommodate the increase in trail traffic, add safety enhancements and repair damaged sections.
Phase one includes the reconstruction and widening of approximately 400 feet of trail, as well as removal of a small number of trees that are diseased or at the end of their life cycle. Fortunately, City Arborist, Ruben Rojas recently determined five tulip trees that were originally scheduled for removal because of disease were well enough to remain and receive treatment.
The project will close this section of the trail through July. Trail users will be detoured away from the shoreline beginning at Lee Boulevard west to Amon Park, north on Amon Park around the tennis courts and the community center and then east to Hampton Inn.
In addition, rising levels of the Columbia River have flooded some areas of the park and trail. Again, citizens are encouraged to use caution.