The Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade is 1.5 miles long, extending north from the Hawthorne Bridge, past the Morrison and Burnside Bridges, to the Steel Bridge with connections to eastside neighborhoods as well as across the river to Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
The Esplanade includes docks, piers, overlooks, a plaza for festivals and gatherings, floating walkways, fountains, and public art. It connects the east and west sides of the Central City around its central feature – the Willamette River.
Hawthorne Cove Beach, just south of the Hawthorne Bridge, provides summer access to swim in the Willamette. Learn more about improving access to the river from Willamette Riverkeeper and The Big Float.