News and Events

Washington County Provides No-Turn Away Shelters Until Inclement Weather Ends


Washington County Provides No-Turn Away Shelters for Winter Weather Event on 1/28/2023 at 2 pm until inclement weather ends

Due to dangerous conditions, Washington County has activated severe weather shelters for anyone seeking shelter through the winter weather event. These beds supplement the Winter Shelter program which provides an additional 150 shelter beds from November 1, 2022, to May 31, 2023, for individuals, families, and medically fragile adults. Unhoused people seeking shelter may present in person at the locations listed below:

Shelters remain open 24 hours throughout the severe weather event. Hot meals are provided for guests, no one will be turned away, and pets are okay (be prepared to work with shelter staff as locations individual pet policies may vary).

If someone outside is unsheltered and whose life appears to be in danger, call 9-1-1. Otherwise, if you see someone about whom you are concerned during cold weather call the police non-emergency number at 503-629-0111 and request a welfare check.

Inclement Weather Shelters may activate beds in coordination with Multnomah County and accept participants when:

  • Forecasted temperature of 25° F (-3.9° C) or below; or 
  • Forecasted snow accumulations of 1.0 inch or more; or 
  • Forecasted temperature at or below 32° F (0° C) with driving rain of 1.0 inch or more overnight. 

If forecasted weather continues to require activation of the Inclement Weather shelters, up to date information can be found here:




The Department of Housing Services offers rental assistance to low-income households through various federally funded programs, creates affordable housing opportunities in the community for low- and moderate-income households through a combination of creative financing and partnerships with public and private entities and administers programs to address homelessness including A Road Home: Washington County’s 10-year Plan to End Homelessness and the Supportive Housing Services program.

An online version of this news release is available here:


Posted on January 30, 2023

Ladybug Run in Park

July 8, 2023

There will be a 5K and a 10K walk/run that will use the trail system around the dog off-leash area and the north loop between the hours of 6 am and 1 pm.

Posted on January 13, 2023

Join “New Year, Greener You” Game for January

One of the many ways people celebrate a new year is to create New Year’s resolutions. Join Washington County Solid Waste and Recycling in our “New Year, Greener You” game to help you achieve your sustainability goals for 2023! Whether your New Year’s resolution is to become “greener,” save money, have more fun, spend time with family, or even participate in events in your community, Goosechase is for you! Learn more.

GooseChase Poster_English


Una de las muchas maneras con que la gente celebra un año nuevo es creando resoluciones de Año Nuevo. Únete a nuestro juego “Reverdece con el Año Nuevo” para ayudarte a realizar tus metas de sostenibilidad para el 2023. Ya sea que tus resoluciones incluyan el volverte más “verde”, ahorrar dinero, divertirte más, pasar más tiempo con tus seres amados, o participar en eventos comunitarios, ¡Goosechase está diseñada para ti! Aprende más.

GooseChase Poster_Spanish


Posted on January 11, 2023

Providence Heart to Start Run in Park

February 18, 2023

There will be a 5K and a 10K walk/run that will use the trail system around the dog off-leash area and the north loop between the hours of 5 am and 12 pm.

Posted on November 14, 2022

Turkeython in Park

November 24, 2022

Participants will be running around the dog off-leash area and around the north loop trail between 8 am and 9:30 am on November 24th.

Posted on November 1, 2022

Regatta Run in Park

October 16, 2022

400 – 500 participants will be running next to the dog off-leash area and around the north loop trail between 7 am and 11 am on October 16th.

Posted on October 6, 2022

St. Jude Walk/Run in Park

September 24, 2022

Participants will run past the dog park and around the north loop trail between 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Posted on September 13, 2022