The Coquille Riverwalk was designed to meet the current needs of the community and visitors while mindful of the environmental, social, and economic demands of the future. Located along the Coquille River within City limits, it is reflective of the community’s heritage, history, culture, and economy that was born from the river. The Riverwalk design is respectful to surrounding natural features and is designed to minimize future maintenance costs. The trail connects logically with entrances and exits, scenic viewpoints, and water trail access points.
Phase 1 of this project consisted of the construction of a small parking lot with concrete curbs and gutters, a commemorative brick paver and concrete path to the historic Pacific Railroad trestle bridge, re-decking and installing safety rails along the trestle, an asphaltic path along the pre-existing rail bed to South Mill Avenue, and other site improvements. Phase 1 was completed in 2012 and was funded in part by a grant from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department through the Recreational Trails Program. When completed, the Riverwalk will reconnect the town to the river by creating a pedestrian refuge.