Tualatin is located 12 miles south of Portland, and is a bustling, vibrant community. Since 1987, the city has been designated by the National Arbor Day Foundation as Tree City, USA. The organization grants such a designation to communities who have a commitment to planting and maintaining trees. Tualatin’s dedication to a healthy environment is evident with its more than 200 acres of parks, greenways and green spaces, all of which have been developed and cared for by the Tualatin Parks and Recreation Department. The Tualatin River meanders through this city, making Tualatin a perfect spot for birders and outdoor enthusiasts.