Metro and the City of Tigard have joined forces to purchase a 26-acre natural area located in the heart of Tigard, just to the east of the Tigard Public Library. Known as the "Fields Property," about 10 acres of the site consists of open fields; the remainder of the site is wooded and will become a publicly owned park and natural area. The Fanno Creek floodplain overlaps the western and southern boundaries of the property which is unique, not only for its size, but also because it will link to other segments of the Fanno Creek Greenway Trail.

This property is adjacent to a Metro-protected parcel that is in turn adjacent to Tigard’s Bonita Park at the north terminus of Milton Court. Together, this land totals 37 acres and incorporates significant natural resource values associated with Fanno Creek and the oak woodland, a habitat type identified regionally as a key conservation priority.

Metro and the City of Tigard have begun working through a process to identify a concept plan illustrating what the property uses will be. This work is currently in the idea stage and funds are not currently available to build anything. Still, this is an important stage and we would appreciate hearing from you.

Please take a few moments to provide your input on the development of this new property.

* 1. "Fields Property" Values -- Please select which of the following values are most important to you regarding this property. You may select more than one answer.

* 2. How often do you think you would use this property?

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* 3. Concept 1

The Fanno Creek Trail crosses the creek from the library over a pedestrian bridge. The trail would go through the meadow/grassland area and then through the woods, avoiding the wetlands, to Milton Court. This option has two soccer fields and one ball field with outfield overlap, and the road comes up from Milton Court, through a protected natural area, with the parking tucked into the field by the trees. This concept includes the existing soft surface trail that is near the Brown property.

Of the three concepts, this has the most people-oriented activities and the highest impact on natural resources.

Please rate how you feel about this concept on a scale of 1-10, in which 1 means you strongly dislike it, 5 means you are neutral, and 10 means you enthusiastically support it.

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* 4. Concept 2

This concept includes one soccer field and one ball field with outfield overlap, has no on-site parking and the same trail as in Concept 1, but without the soft surface trail near the Brown property. This option also includes a nature play area.

Of the three concepts, this has a moderate level of people-oriented activities and moderate level of natural resource protection.

Please rate how you feel about this concept on a scale of 1-10, in which 1 means you strongly dislike it, 5 means you are neutral, and 10 means you enthusiastically support it.

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* 5. Concept 3

This concept has no ball fields and the regional trail alignment runs along the hedgerow that separates the meadow from the railroad. This option includes places adjacent to the trail to sit in the sun or read an interpretive sign.

Of the three concepts, this has highest level of natural resource protection and the most restriction on use by people.

Please rate how you feel about this concept on a scale of 1-10, where 1 indicates you strongly dislike it, 5 means you are neutral, and 10 indicates you enthusiastically support it.

* 6. Optional: Please provide your contact information if you would like us to keep in touch.

* 7. I would like to hear the results of this survey.

* 8. I would like to be included in future discussion about this property.

Thank you so much for your time!

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