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The Former Tanner Creek

Tanner Springs Wetland Park

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Tanner Springs Wetland Park is a naturalized public park that peels back the layers of urban development to uncover the natural infrastructure of the landscape beneath. This working wetland attracts birds, showcases native species and helps to handle urban runoff in Portland’s Pearl District.

Designer: Ramboll Studio Dreisetl
Year: 2010
Location: Portland, Oregon

Adapted text via Landezine

The Former Tanner Creek

The Former Tanner Creek

Formerly a wetland, the Pearl District was bisected by Tanner Creek and sided by the broad Willamette River.

 Rail yards and industry first claimed and drained the land. The fence bordering the park is made up of old railroad ties.

Rail yards and industry first claimed and drained the land. The fence bordering the park is made up of old railroad ties.

Urban remediation

Urban remediation

Stormwater runoff from the park block is fed into a natural water feature with a spring and natural cleansing system.

 Ospreys dive into the water, art performances unfold on the floating deck, children splash and explore, and others take quiet contemplation in this natural refuge in the heart of the city.

Ospreys dive into the water, art performances unfold on the floating deck, children splash and explore, and others take quiet contemplation in this natural refuge in the heart of the city.

 The `Art Wall´ recycles historic rail tracks, oscillating in and out and inlaid with fused glass pieces hand-painted with nature images by Herbert Dreiseitl.

The `Art Wall´ recycles historic rail tracks, oscillating in and out and inlaid with fused glass pieces hand-painted with nature images by Herbert Dreiseitl.

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