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.
In June of 2019, Portland Parks & Recreation Commissioner in charge, Nick Fish, allocated $1.4 million from System Development Charges (SDC) to make the master plan a reality.
Arborists will be on-site on Monday, January 27, 2020 completing root investigations to better inform the new park design, with the intent of saving existing trees. Any trees that are considered a hazard (dead, dying, or dangerous) per Urban Forestry and project arborist standards will require removal ahead of the park redevelopment. Any hazardous tree removal will likely occur in late January-early February 2020. Per Urban Forestry standards, any tree removal will be replaced by an appropriate tree during the park redevelopment.