Love is in the air….Love of Walking!


Ok friends –

Make plans now to join friends, neighbors and loved ones for a Valentines Day walk on Saturday, February 14 at 10 a.m. from Summerlake Park!  I’ll have a course map ready to share soon, so stay tuned.

Most of us think of the human heart as the symbol of love. February is American Heart Month, so why not join a Tigard Walks event and show yourself some love!

Tigard Walks 2015!


Hello there Tigard Walkers!

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.

I hope you’ll join us for the February walk – watch this site, the city’s website, your Neighborhood Network Website blog or Cityscape for details….and if you have suggestions for walks send them to

Walking in the New Year!

Walking in the New Year!

Getting a map and warming up!

Getting a map and warming up!

beginning of walk- Jan 1


Walk on Tigard…


Link to Tigard Walks Plan

With the end of the school year the Tigard Walks project has officially wound down. You can view and download the final plan and supplemental guides by following the links on the right, or following the link below:

Tigard Walks: A Plan for Walkable Neighborhoods in Tigard

We had a blast working with the people of Tigard during the Tigard Walks project, and we hope that you are as pleased with the results as we are.

Sneak a Peek at our Strategies


After months of research, analysis, community feedback, and good old fashioned walking, we’re finally ready to present a set of strategies that will help Tigard reach its walkability goals. Join us this Tuesday, May 13th, between 6:30-8:30pm at Fowler Middle School to learn about the five – count ‘em, five! – strategies, and let us know where in the city they would be most successful.

Tigard Walkability Strateiges

Here’s a preview of the 5 walkability strategies.

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Walk and Talk with us.


StepUP Studio is hosting two walking tours in Tigard next week and we want you to join us!

Join your Tigard friends and neighbors for walking tours around Fowler Middle School and Summerlake Park. Together we will experience the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of being a pedestrian as we look for ways to make Tigard one of the most walkable cities in the country.


MONDAY, 4/14/2014, 3:30-5:30pm

Fowler Middle School Walk & Talk

Fowler Walk Route

Fowler Walk Route

Thomas R. Fowler Middle School is located at 10865 SW Walnut Avenue.  We’ll meet in the parking lot between the tennis courts and baseball diamond. Water and light refreshments provided.


SATURDAY, 4/19/2014, 10:00am-12:00pm

Summerlake Park Walk & Talk

Summerlake route map

Summerlake Route Map

We’ll meet in the parking lot of Woodward Elementary School, 12325 SW Katherine Street. Water and light refreshments will be provided.

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