Helen Althaus Park
248 SW 7th Street, Troutdale, OR 97060
Located off 7th Street, this 9.51-acre park was at one time a portion of the city’s watershed and was originally named Watershed Park. Access to the site is off 7th Street on the south and 4th Street on the north. The park is bordered by residential homes to the east and south and open space to the west and north. There are approximately two acres of open space are in the park. The remainder is forested.
The park is named after Helen Althaus who served on the City Council and Parks Advisory Committee for almost 20 years from the mid-60’s to the 80’s. She worked towards establishing a parks and greenways system in the city. Because of her commitment to the city, the council renamed the park after her when she retired from public service in December 1982.
Currently, the park is only partially developed. Facilities include a full-court basketball court that sits on top of an underground water reservoir, a small open grass area, and about a mile of trails that connects 4th Street to 7th Street. The trail has been extended from the edge of the forest to the sidewalk on 7th Street. When walking through the park, it is important to stay on the trails because of the fragile environment.
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