Storm Murals

Storm Drain Awareness Murals

The City of Beaverton owns and manages 9,194 storm drain catch basins. The storm water that enters those catch basins from roads, driveways, rooftops, and other impervious surfaces flows largely untreated to local streams, lakes and other waterbodies. Protecting water resources is critical for not only our city, but communities downstream as well. The connection between storm drains and our local waterways can often be overlooked and the impacts are not understood. 

The goal of this project is to use local artists to create awareness around storm drains as a direct connection to our local waterways. The City of Beaverton invited artists to submit designs for the 2018 Storm Drain Murals project. The selected artwork will enhance Beaverton’s existing infrastructure by transforming storm drains into artistic features surrounding Progress Lake. 

The Call to Artists for this project is now closed.

Questions, Contact Shelley Searle at ssearle@beavertonoregon.gov

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Project Location: Progress Lake

Progress Ridge, located at SW Barrows Road and SW Horizon Blvd in Southwest Beaverton is a unique setting where townhomes and restaurants surround a peaceful urban lake. Progress Lake is a 4-acre lake formed from a prior rock quarry, stocked with trout by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for sport fishing. The lake serves as storm water detention and provides many recreational opportunities such as paved trails, fishing docks, wildlife watching, and a fountain. The City of Beaverton is committed to maintaining a healthy watershed to keep the lake fishable and for the health and enjoyment of everyone in the community.

Satellite map of Progress Ridge including the lake, surrounding homes and businesses.