News and Events

Chocolatathon 5K run

February 16, 2019

8:45 -10:45 a.m.
Looping through Durham City Park on the west trail.

Posted on January 4, 2019

Help Reduce Local Flooding

To help reduce localized flooding, the City encourages residents to clear leaves and other debris from storm drains near their property. Clearing leaves, limbs, and debris from the catch basins can help keep storm drains flowing at peak performance during wet weather.

If a blockage can’t be safely cleared and the roadway is flooding, call Clean Water Services at 503.681.3600. Remember, never remove a storm drain cover or attempt to clean a drain located in a busy street.

Put leaves and other yard debris in your yard waste bins for easy removal and recycling.  Do not put leaves onto the street. Durham City Code prohibits blowing, sweeping, raking, or otherwise depositing debris onto sidewalks or streets. Prepare your home by making sure your gutters and downspouts are clear.

Posted on December 17, 2018

Noise this weekend from WES safety testing

TriMet and Portland & Western Railroad will be testing upgrades to the WES train signal system between Beaverton and Wilsonville starting Friday night. You may hear the train horn or crossing arm bells late at night and in the early morning hours. The upgrades will improve the safe operation of trains through the communities it serves. The Federal Railroad Administration has required all railroads to implement such a Positive Train Control (PTC) system by Dec. 31, 2018. Expect testing during these times:


  • Friday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
  • Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9
  • Sunday, Dec. 9 to 4 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10


The work Sunday night into Monday morning will include trains testing the signal system, which will require trains to sound their horns even in designated quiet zones. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank neighbors for their patience as we work to make railroad operations safer for those onboard and nearby.


You can reach TriMet customer service 24 hours a day via text message at 503-238-7433 and on Twitter at @trimethelp. They are also available for phone calls from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week. 

Posted on December 7, 2018

Closure of I-5 October 13

Closure of I-5 in both directions at Lower Boones Ferry Road.  Detour is short and simple.

On Saturday, Oct. 13, southbound and northbound I-5 will be closed at Lower Boones Ferry Road from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. All traffic in both directions will be detoured off at Lower Boones Ferry Road and will be directed to re-enter the freeway via the Lower Boones Ferry on-ramp.  This may add a few additional minutes to your Saturday night travel time.

This work is required in order to install a new sign structure that will span the entire freeway.

For project information, please visit

Throughout construction, up-to-date traffic information will be available at or by calling 511.

Posted on October 12, 2018

Turkeython 5k Run

November 22, 2018

8:30 -10:00am.
Looping through Durham City Park on the west trail.

Posted on September 27, 2018

The Regatta Run

October 20, 2018

6:00 am to 11:00 am.
Looping through Durham City Park on the west trail.

Posted on September 13, 2018