Construction and Maintenance for Parks, recreation, and activities
Construction expected to start in Late Winter / Spring 2021
Mt. Tabor Yard serves as the central dispatch for PP&R maintenance and nursery services for about 140 employees who are responsible for maintaining parks facilities and services across the city.
Construction slated to begin Summer 2021
The Entrance and Nature Center provides an inclusive welcoming entrance to Forest Park. The Nature Center will showcase the park’s special character and its timeless importance to Portland and the greater region.
A new Errol Heights Park is coming in 2022
The Errol Heights Park Master Plan concept design is for a 16-acre park, with plans to protect and restore the lower natural wetland and riparian areas, improve and expand existing trails for ADA access, and develop the upper plateau land for play areas, picnics and gardening.
Revised design will be available in early 2021
Portland Parks & Recreation has begun to shape the future of the South Park Blocks; one of Portland’s oldest and most popular parks. Rows of tall trees, native plantings, and colorful roses will remain key features, while we consider updates to make the blocks more welcoming and accessible for all.
In March 2019, Portland Parks & Recreation received a safety and structural stability assessment of Montavilla Park’s picnic shelter. The report indicates that the structure is presumed to be unsafe and must be removed to ensure visitor safety.
Expected Grand Opening Summer 2022
Engineering and design
In April 2019, Portland Parks & Recreation begin planning and design development to implement the first part of the South Entry Vision in the South Entry area of Washington Park from Highway 26.
Coming in 2022
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R), in partnership with Metro, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) as well as many community partners, is working to create a safe path for bicycles and pedestrians to cross Columbia Boulevard at Chimney Park.
Coming in 2021
In 2013, a robust Laurelwood Park Vision and Master Plan was completed and approved with the intent to create a signature public space that will serve as a centerpiece for the continued development along the SE Foster Road corridor.
On September 4, 2019 City Council heard a Report from Procurement on the Regular Agenda to accept the Guaranteed Maximum Price of $978,978 from McKinstry to implement Phase 1 of the ESPC and enter into the Design-Build Contract for Phase 1 work.
Expected opening date: Fall 2022
Thanks to funding from System Development Charges, Parklane Park will be expanded from 5 acres to 25 acres.
Sewer and Stormwater
Nature patch work was completed in February 2021. Rain garden and green street planter design is in progress and will continue through Fall 2021. Construction of the rain gardens and green street planters is currently scheduled to begin February 2022.
Environmental Services and Portland Parks & Recreation are collaborating on a project to build nature patches and rain gardens to manage stormwater in Irving Park. The project will help prevent nearby flooding, sewer basement backups, and sewage overflows into the Willamette River during storms.
Opening expected in winter 2021/22
A new, more inclusive and accessible play area will replace the playground at SW 37th Avenue and SW Vermont Street.
Master Plan approved by City Council in November 2017
The Master Plan for Mill Park was drawn from the thoughtful ideas and feedback provided by diverse communities in East Portland. It reflects a collaboration involving neighbors and community groups to create a welcoming space with activities for people of all ages.
Expected opening in summer 2024
Help shape the future of Mill Park!
July to December 2021
Engineering and design
The hub of our water system needs some work. The two reservoirs at Powell Butte fuel our region with safe and abundant water. Starting in summer 2021, the Water Bureau will repair, and install a better drainage system on, the roof of Reservoir 1.