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Construction Projects

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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.
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The updated master plan for Portland's iconic Washington Park has been accepted by City Council! PP&R presented the master plan update to City Council on Thursday, March 15, 2018.
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Active
In November of 2014, Commissioners Fritz and Fish invited Portlanders to engage in a conversation about the future of Mt. Tabor reservoirs.
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Completed
Completed in 2018
Lead-based paint was previously used on play equipment prior to 1980. This isn’t necessarily a problem until paint deteriorates and poses an exposure risk from inhalation of dust or ingestion of paint chips.
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Completed
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This new, more inclusive and accessible play area and playground will be located at SW 37th Avenue and SW Vermont Street.
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Ongoing
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.
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Active
This section of the Willamette Greenway Trail, the South Waterfront North Reach, will connect people to the Willamette River and help to restore habitat for fish and wildlife in the South Waterfront District and beyond.
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The master plan for SE 150th and Division Street Park reflects a collaborative effort involving neighbors and community groups to create a welcoming space with activities for people of all ages.
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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.
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Completed
Expected to be complete in summer 2020
The Parks Replacement Bond-funded electrical systems project is completed. Roof replacement work will begin in summer 2020. 
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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.
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Completed
Opening celebration coming soon
Gilbert Primary Park has some of the oldest play equipment in the parks system, dating back to the late 1960s. Recently, a slide was removed due to lead paint content. A new playground and ADA pathway improvements are coming to Gilbert Primary Park, thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond.
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In planning
Construction slated to begin in Spring 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. 
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Construction beginning in 2020
Thanks to the Parks Replacement Bond, improvements will be made at the Urban Forestry Yard. The project includes construction of a new covered and secure storage area for large equipment and an enclosed shop building.
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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.
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Completed
The project includes historic restoration of Keller Fountain Park, Pettygrove Park, Lovejoy Fountain Park, and the Source Fountain. This project is in partnership with the Halprin Landscape Conservancy and funded by the Portland Open Space Sequence Local Improvement District and the City of Portland
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In planning
Coming in 2020
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.
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In planning
Gateway Green provides a much-needed site for off-road cycling and other outdoor recreation in East Portland. When fully built, a system of soft-surface and paved multi-use trails will allow visitors to explore the unique site and connect to the regional trail and cycling network.
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Hillside Park’s grass athletic field will be closed from August 27, 2018, through March 1, 2019, while undergoing much-needed renovation.
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The Sellwood Gap (SE Umatilla to SE 13th Avenue) trail project will help close the gap between the Springwater on the Willamette Trail with the Springwater Corridor Trail by providing an off-street 12-foot path parallel to the Oregon Pacific mainline track from SE Umatilla to SE 13th Avenue.
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Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond, Montavilla Community Center got a new roof and new heating/cooling units (HVAC). 
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Completed October 2019
Portland’s 30-mile Wildwood Trail once suffered a major flaw: its crossing at Burnside Road. With an average 18,000 vehicles passing daily, hikers were forced to dodge traffic in their pursuit of nature. The Barbara Walker Crossing now enhances access to nature by making this crossing safe.
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Multnomah Arts Center received seismic and ADA improvements through the Parks Replacement Bond.
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Closeout
Community celebration coming soon
A new playground area, pathways, benches, irrigation improvements, and other park amenities will be added to Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park, thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond and System Development Charges. Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park is located at SE 165th Ave and SE Market St.
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Located just minutes from downtown Portland, Pittock’s beautiful natural setting, incredible overlook, historic Pittock Mansion, and the proximity to Forest Park make it a natural destination for hundreds of thousands visitors each year.
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Under construction
Coming Fall 2020
Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond and a contribution from System Development Charges, outdated play structures will be replaced with safe and updated play equipment and rubberized safety surfacing at Creston Park's playground.
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In planning
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.
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In planning
Expected opening date: Fall 2022
Thanks to funding from System Development Charges, Parklane Park will be expanded from 5 acres to 25 acres.