Staff Contact

Jeff Peck, Project Manager
503-718-2466 | Email

Dirksen Nature Park

Share & Bookmark, Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option
CIP Project 1

Under Construction

(updated 1/25/22)

  1. Access to the park from the Fowler Middle School bridge and the Tiedeman Avenue pedestrian bridge is now a paved walking surface
  2. Off-Street Parking Lot is nearing completion | Details
  3. Tigard Street Community Trail project is underway | Details

In 2010, the city purchased a 48-acre property near Fowler Middle School. The property has become Tigard's second largest park and offers a mix of mature forest, wetlands, and open space. The area is home to turtles, frogs, salamanders, red-tailed hawks, owls and herons. The park is bordered by Fowler Middle School to the south, Tiedeman Avenue to the east, and Tigard Street to the north. Fanno Creek and its tributary, Summer Creek, flow through the site, which serves as an outdoor classroom for environmental education.  The park was named in honor of former mayor Craig Dirksen who was a proponent for the acquisition of park land and open space.

Current Project Details 

Dirksen Nature Park has multiple construction projects currently underway.  

Completed CIP Projects

Oak Savanna Restoration - 2020
Nature Play Area - 2019
Interpretive Shelter and Restroom - 2019
Oak Savanna Overlook - 2018
Forested Wetland Restoration and Boardwalk - 2018
Environmental Education Center - 2016

More Projects Coming Soon

  • Dirksen Nature Park – Small Nature Play (Near Parking Area on Tigard Street)
  • Dirksen Nature Park – Multi-Use Sports Field
  • Dirksen Nature Park – Site Interpretive Elements