Photo: Land Trust.

Accessibility Improvements Complete at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve

May 10, 2023 by Sarah Mowry
The Land Trust finished up a project to make the Hindman Springs portion of Camp Polk Meadow Preserve more friendly and accessible place for all of our community members to visit.

Questions? Contact our team!

Do you have questions, kudos, or other feedback? Let us know:

The Land Trust is finished up a new project to improve accessibility at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve! The Preserve has been closed since early April for this project and officially reopened on May 15, 2023. Improvements in the Hindman Springs portion of Camp Polk Meadow Preserve include:

  • Trail resurfacing. Trails have been graded and resurfaced with a special blend of gravel that compacts better and is easier to navigate with wheelchairs, walkers, and other wheeled devices. 
  • Trail consistency. The trail has also been graded and widened in some spots so that it is consistent throughout. We updated the transitions between the trail and bridge at the Preserve to help ease the passage of differently sized wheels.
  • New trail. We created a new trail into the Hindman barn, allowing visitors to access one of the oldest structures in Deschutes County and to learn more through an interpretive sign.
  • Updated parking lot. The parking has also been resurfaced and graded with new gravel that is easier to navigate, and a new accessible portable toilet will arrive on site in the next few weeks.
  • Fence repair. The Land Trust perimeter fence at the Preserve has been repaired. It remains a wildlife-friendly type of fencing, using recycled materials.

Thank you for your patience as we completed this work, and special thanks to the Roundhouse Foundation for helping make this project possible. We’d also like to thank the individuals that gave their time in helping us better understand how we can improve their visitor experience, Empowering Access, and the Sisters Trails Alliance.


Learn more: