Now Playing:


Oregon Field Guide

Willamette Greenway

One of the boldest plans ever proposed in Oregon called for a park 200 miles long, lining the banks of the Willamette River all the way from Springfield from Portland. The plan hit opposition from farmers when the state started seizing farmland. The Greenway still exists but in a much different form today.

Producer - Vince Patton
Videographer & Editor - Nicholas Fisher
Videographers - Michael Bendixen & Kristen Henderson
Video & Photos Courtesy - Oregon Historical Society, John Blake, ODOT, Oregon State Parks, Bill McWhorter

More Information
Willamette River Recreation Guide
State Parks Willamette River Guide
Water Trail

More Oregon Field Guide

More OPB

Follow Oregon Field Guide

Send Oregon Field Guide A Message

OPB has updated its privacy policy. You can find details here.

Part of Episode

Dory Builder; The Tuesday Crew; Willamette Greenway (2413)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2413
Most Recent Broadcast: July 11, 2013