City of Madras
Public Works Dept.
Willow Creek Trail System
The City of Madras is working toward a ten year goal to encompass the entire City in a looped trail system. Currently, the City has constructed three steel pedestrian bridges and paved more than 3 miles of trail, much of which is accompanied by trail lighting and landscaping. Additionally, the City installed its first trailhead kiosk (located at the North Y Pedestrian Bridge) that identifies the trail system within Madras, as well as provide the 7 mile long path that leads from Madras to Lake Simtustus. The trail system is conveniently accessible to all Madras residents, and provides a vital connection between area neighborhoods, downtown retail, commercial businesses, area schools & churches, COCC Madras Campus and other recreation like the Madras Aquatic Center.
Along with the City's trail system, Madras offers its residents and visitors several parks - Sahalee Park being the City's largest, most used park with City limits. Other area parks include: Bean Park, Oak Park, Cowden Park, Juniper Hills Park (within the City's Urban Growth Boundary), and Friendship Park. Madras also offers a state-of-the-art Bike & Skate Park located on the west side of town.
Welcome to Madras and enjoy our community trails.
Trail Projects 2011/12:
* Willow Creek Canyon to Madras Bike & Skate Park Trail - construction begins Spring 2012
* COCC Trail Extension Project - completed Spring 2012
* US Hwy 97 to Hwy 361 Trail Connection Project - construction begins Spring 2012
City of Madras Adopt-a-Trail Program:
The City of Madras recently instated an Adopt-A-Trail Program via Resolution No. 09-2012 during the April 10, 2012 City Council Meeting. The program enables area residents to volunteer their time and resources to maintain and improve sections of the City’s trail system. The program will promote a sense of pride and ownership of the trail system with its area residents. The City Public Works Department is responsible for the administration and implementation of the program.
Those interested in participating in the City's Adopt-a-Trail Program can view the program documents by clicking on the following links:
Adopt-a-Trail Program Letter from the Public Works Director
Adopt-a-Trail Program Organization Agreement
Adopt-a-Trail Program Individual Agreement
Adult Waiver and Release Agreement
Minor Waiver and Release Agreement
Please contact the City Public Works Department for more information, or if you and/or your organization are interested in adopting a segment of Madras' trail.