Portland State University. Department of History
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
1 online resource (109 p.)
Land use, Urban beautification -- Oregon -- Portland, Forest Park (Portland)
Portland, Oregon, is steward to a 5,126 acre wilderness park called Forest Park. The park's size and proximity to downtown make it a dominate feature of Portland's skyline. Despite its urban location the park provides respite from city life with its seventy miles of trails, which wind through stands of Douglas fir, western red cedar, and western hemlock. Portland citizens enjoy this easy access to nature as well as the park's health and environmental benefits.
Provost, Elizabeth M., "The genesis of Portland's Forest Park : evolution of an urban wilderness" (2009). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3990.