Friday - September 1, 2017

WTP Neighbors Celebrate Their New Pedestrian Pathway

On Thursday, August 31, the Partnership hosted a well-attended, fun-filled community event with water treatment plant neighbors, young and old. More than 175 people gathered to celebrate the official opening of the new neighborhood pathway and newly built public areas, along with the long-awaited end of construction. Neighbors enjoyed a scrumptious BBQ dinner, provided by Mission Bar-B-Que, whose proceeds go to support the work of Portland Rescue Mission.

Kari Duncan, WTP manager, opened the celebration by welcoming attendees, and outlined some of the key benefits of the new treatment plant – including providing an emergency supply of water to immediate neighbors and the City of West Linn.

Lake Oswego Councilor Jackie Manz thanked neighbors for their patience throughout construction, and for their involvement in creating new public areas and the neighborhood pathway.

Tigard Mayor John Cook highlighted the importance of the new pedestrian pathway– a long-awaited connection between Mapleton Drive and Kenthorpe Way that provides a safer and shorter way for children to walk or ride to school and a new way for neighbors to walk around the neighborhood and connect to Mary S. Young Park.

Children, neighbors and dogs all joined Councilor Manz and Mayor Cook for the official cutting of the ribbon. Neighbors loved walking their dogs along the pathway, and kids enjoyed riding their scooters and bikes.

About 100 people took a guided tour of the new water treatment plant, and others enjoyed playing with beach balls and frisbees, along with hacky-sack and corn hole.

It was a great neighborhood event, thoroughly enjoyed by all!