• Sunrise on the Turkey Traipse
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Tigard Walks!

Tigard City Council adopted a Strategic Plan to make Tigard the most walkable city in the Pacific NW where people of all ages and abilities enjoy healthy and interconnected lives. In celebration of this goal, we intend to host walking events that feature different parts of the city and share new and interesting places to walk that residents might not know about.

Tigard Walks

Holiday Lights Walk 2018

  • Saturday, December 15 at 6 p.m.  
    Walk begins at Clean Water Services (Hall at Durham - 16060 SW 85th Avenue)
  • Parking is available at the Tigard High School Swim Center - (8680 SW Durham Rd)
  • Enjoy cookies and cocoa after the walk.
  • Click here for a printable map or click this interactive map on your smart phone/device while walking to guide you along the way.
  • Free! No registration required!
  • Questions? Please contact Joanne Bengtson at or 503-718-2476.

Participants walk at their own risk. If you have doubts about participating check with your doctor.
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It's the holiday season! 

Previous Walks & Printable Maps

Thursday, November 22, 2018  | Map
Turkey Traipse

Saturday, October 20, 2018 | Map
Resident Route Request: Summerfield

Saturday, September 15, 2018 | Map 

Almost Autumn

Saturday, August 18, 2018 | Map
Shade, sweet shade in Cook Park
Learn more about Cook Park's historical beginnings

Saturday, July 21, 2018 | Map
Hills with a View

Saturday, June 16, 2018 | Map
Father's Day Weekend

Saturday, May 19, 2018 | Map
Armed Forces Day

Saturday, April 21, 2018 | Map
Arbor Month Appreciation

Saturday, March 17, 2018 | Map
St. Patrick's Day

Saturday, January 27, 2018 | Map
Year 3 Begins!

Saturday, December 16, 2017  | Map
Holiday Lights

Thursday, November 23, 2017  | Map
Turkey Traipse

Sunday, October 29, 2017  | Map
Halloween Costume Walk!

Saturday, September 15, 2017  | Map
Autumn Colors

Saturday, August 12, 2017  | Map
Sister's Day!

Saturday, July 15, 2017  | Map
Golf course, of course!

Saturday, June 3, 2017  | Map 
National Trails Day Walk

Saturday, April 1, 2017  | Map
Walk through 72nd Avenue business park

Saturday, March 18, 2017 | Map
St. Patrick's Day walk

Thursday, November 24, 2016 | Map
Turkey Traipse

Saturday, October 29, 2016 | Map
Costume Stroll

Saturday, August 20, 2016 | Map
Summerfield Stroll

Saturday, July 23, 2016 | Map
Dog Days of Summer

June 18, 2016 | Map
Gently by the Stream

May 7, 2016 | Map
The Art Walk

April 16, 2016 | Map
Scottish Fling!
Garmin Graph device
March 19, 2016 | Map | Garmin Graph
What a view!

February 21, 2016 | Map
West Tigard

Holiday Lights Tour: December 19, 2015 | Map
This walk highlighted two neighborhood lighting displays – Christmas Card Lane on Avon St. and holiday lighting in the Lady Apple Subdivision.

Turkey Traipse:  November 26, 2015 | Map

Tigard Walks Cemetery Tour:  October 31, 2015 | Map
Thanks to our wonderful tour guides:  Elaine Shreve from the Garden Home Historical Assn., Valri Darling from the Tigard Historical Assn. and Ruth Croft from the Crescent Grove Cemetery Assn. 

Downtown Tigard Walk: September 12, 2015 | Map
Did you stick around afterwards for the Downtown Tigard Street Fair?
Around the Library: August 9, 2015 | Map
Thanks Tigard Walkers for braving the muggy heat on Sunday to enjoy this neighborhood walk!
Tigard Triangle: July 18, 2015 | Map
A great walk in the shade of the Tigard Triangle. 
Middle of Millen Drive Parade: July 4, 2015 | Map
Thanks to all the Tigard walkers that came out to stroll the Millen Drive neighborhood on a blistering-hot Independence Day!  It was an amazing crowd that assembled for this year’s parade and I’m glad you could join the fun.
Metzger Area Loop: June 13, 2015 | Map
This was a great walk in the northern part of Tigard. Even I discovered new trails and beautiful places (including the lovely Metzger Park).
Tigard Main Street Art Walk: May 2, 2015 | Map
Thank you art lovers and Tigard Walkers for coming out to kick-off the downtown celebration of art that runs until May 15.  We had perfect walking weather and a great turnout to admire art and new features that welcome visitors to Main Street.
Cook Park through Summerfield: April 18, 2015 | Map
What a beautiful day it was! Most fun moment? Seeing a neighbor and his daughter walking their cat (Puma) on a leash. Finn (the dalmation) was so confused he just sat down and looked at them while I was taking pics!

Fowler Creek Trail: March 21, 2015 | Map 
This was one of the best walks I’ve had!  What a great group — a gamut of ages and abilities. The flower seeds were a great hit – everyone was happy to see springtime arrive. I enjoyed hearing folks trade gardening tips & secrets for beautiful flower gardens. The weather was perfect for walking and the rain held off until the last person arrived back at the starting point.

Summerlake Park: February 14, 2015 | Map
Tigard residents came out to combine two things that are good for their hearts: walking and the great outdoors! There were two different walks to choose from, a .7-mile loop around the lake or a 1.6-mile jaunt through the Summerlake neighborhood. 

Cook Park:  January 1, 2015 | Map

If you were able to join us for the January 1st walk through Cook Park, I applaud your resistance to cold!  We had 25 walkers participate, with a choice of two courses.  The day was beautiful, cold and sunny!  I’m sure it’s a good omen for the coming year of walks. What a great way to support the city’s strategic plan goal: To make Tigard the most walkable city in the northwest where people of all ages and abilities enjoy healthy and interconnected lives.


Walk More... Connect More

Walking is one of the best ways to connect with others. There never seems to be enough time to enjoy friends and family. By walking with them, we get to catch up and refresh our minds, and the physical benefits add up, too. Invite a friend or your partner for an after-dinner walk, take care of weekend errands with your family on foot, or invite neighbors to join Tigard Walks—a very casual walking group! Along the way you’ll build strong bonds and memories.

Joanne Bengtson, Walk Coordinator
503-718-2476 | Email

Calling All Walkers
Do you know of a route or particularly nice area of the city to suggest for a group walk? We intend to feature different parts of the city and share new and interesting places to walk that residents might not know about. Email me... I'd love to get your suggestions!

Sunrise at the Turkey Traipse Walk 2018

Oregonian Reflector
The winter solstice marks the “shortest” day of the year. With the dark and stormy weather and the increase in people out and about for holiday shopping, parties and more, the Oregonian Crossing team’s latest safety campaign piece calls attention to the importance of looking out for each other.
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