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Parklane Park Project

Parks
In Planning
Thanks to funding from System Development Charges, Parklane Park will be expanded from 5 acres to 25 acres.
Expected opening date: Fall 2023
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Project Updates

July 2021

Early construction work at Parklane Park will begin soon. Starting around the week of July 12, 2021, pending issuance of the City building permit, contractors will be working in the 20-acre fenced site. Work will include construction of haul roads inside the site, site clearing, and delivery of many loads of new soil. The contractor will remove 134 trees, predominantly Scowler’s Willow and Black Cottonwood, from inside the fence. These removals have been permitted by PP&R’s Urban Forestry, and we will plant over 300 new trees by the time we open the new park.

No construction work will occur outside of the fences. The playground, Loo, sports field, and other park amenities in the existing 5-acre Parklane Park will remain open for public use. Park neighbors and visitors can expect to see heavy truck traffic entering and exiting onto Mill and Millmain Streets as large truckloads of dirt are brought onto the site. Typical work hours will be 7am – 5pm, Monday – Friday.

This work will wrap up in Fall 2021. There will be a pause on construction work over the rainy winter months. Unfortunately, we are anticipating a delay in the original expected completion date of Fall 2022, but we do not know yet how much of a delay.

We will provide an update this fall on next steps for the development of Parklane Park. We know this park means a lot to the community, and we are working hard to deliver a beautiful new park for East Portland.  Thank you for your patience.


Actualización sobre la Construcción de Parklane Park

Los trabajos de construcción de Parklane Park comenzarán pronto. A partir de la semana del 12 de julio de 2021, a la espera de la emisión del permiso de construcción de la ciudad, los contratistas estarán trabajando en el lugar cercado de 20 acres. El trabajo incluirá la construcción de caminos temporales dentro del lugar, limpieza del lugar y entrega de muchas cargas de tierra nueva. La empresa contratada extraerá 134 árboles, principalmente Salix scouleriana y Populus trichocarpa, desde dentro del cerco. Estas extracciones de árboles han sido autorizadas por Bosques Urbanos de PP&R y plantaremos más de 300 árboles nuevos antes de abrir el parque nuevo.

No habrá trabajos de construcción fuera del cerco. El parque de juegos, los baños, el campo de deportes y otras instalaciones del parque en el actual Parklane Park de 5 acres seguirán estando abiertos al público. Los vecinos y visitantes del parque podrán ver tránsito de camiones pesados ingresando y saliendo por las calles Mill y Millmain con cargas grandes de tierra que se traen al lugar. El horario de trabajo normal será de 7 a. m. a 5 p. m. de lunes a viernes.

Los trabajos concluirán en otoño de 2021. Habrá una pausa en el trabajo de construcción en los meses lluviosos de invierno. Lamentablemente, prevemos un retraso de la fecha de finalización original esperada para otoño de 2022, pero aún no sabemos de cuánto será el retraso.

Actualizaremos este otoño los siguientes pasos para el desarrollo del Parklane Park. Sabemos que este parque significa mucho para la comunidad, y estamos trabajando duro para ofrecer un parque nuevo y hermoso para East Portland.  Gracias por su paciencia.


Новости строительства парка Parklane

В скором времени начнутся подготовительные строительные работы в парке Parklane. Начиная примерно с 12 июля 2021 года, после получения разрешения на строительство от городской администрации, подрядчики начнут работать на огороженном участке площадью 20 акров. Работы будут включать обустройство подъездных дорог внутри участка, расчистку участка и доставку большого количества нового грунта. Подрядчик вырубит 134 дерева, преимущественно ивы и чёрные виргинские тополя, с ограждённой территории. Разрешение на вырубку было выдано управлением паркового хозяйства, и к тому времени, когда мы откроем новый парк, мы посадим более 300 новых деревьев.

За пределами ограждения строительные работы производиться не будут. Детская площадка, туалет, спортивная площадка и другие парковые объекты в существующем парке Parklane площадью 5 акров останутся открытыми для общественного пользования. Жители, проживающие рядом с парком, и посетители парка заметят активное движение грузовиков по Милл и Миллмейн Стрит, которые будут доставлять грунт на территорию. Стандартные часы работы: с 7:00 до 17:00, с понедельника по пятницу.

Этот этап строительных работ завершится осенью 2021 года. В дождливые зимние месяцы строительные работы будут приостановлены. К сожалению, мы ожидаем задержку по отношению к первоначальной ожидаемой дате завершения работ - осени 2022 года, но мы еще не знаем, насколько продолжительной будет эта задержка.

Этой осенью мы предоставим обновленную информацию о следующих шагах по развитию парка Parklane. Мы знаем, что этот парк очень много значит для сообщества, и прилагаем все усилия, чтобы создать новый красивый парк для Восточного Портленда.  Спасибо за ваше терпение.


August 2020

Thank you to everyone who gave feedback and participated in our self-guided tour!

Here's what we heard: 


July 2020

Parklane Park Design Reveal 


Revelación del diseño del Parque Parklane

¡Vea el diseño final de su parque!


Презентация дизайна парка Parklane 


Project Background

The site of Parklane Park was originally Native American land. More recently, it was used as an airfield, and then as a gravel quarry which was later filled with remnant debris in the 1990s. When the surrounding subdivisions were built in the 1970s, the triangular 5 acre parcel that is now Parklane Park became a Multnomah County park. Local residents planted many of the trees and installed red and white striped playground equipment, which gave the park its nickname “Candy Cane Park.”

In 1993, the park was transferred to Portland Parks & Recreation. In 2006, the City purchased an additional 20 acres to the north, the site of the former gravel quarry. The Parklane Park Master Plan was completed in 2009 and created a plan to guide the construction of the expansion. In 2017, a Loo was installed near the playground with Parks Replacement Bond funds.

There is a significant lack of parks and open spaces and a shortage of recreation facilities in the neighborhood. When fully developed, Parklane Park will serve 2,237 households, including 407 of which do not currently have ready access to any park or natural areas. 

In May 2016, Commissioner Amanda Fritz announced $6M in funding to start the development of Parklane Park. In the summer of 2018, she allocated an additional $10M, to bring the full project budget to $16M. This will allow for the completion of nearly all elements identified in the 2009 Master Plan (except for the aquatic center).  


Project Overview

The currently developed 5-acre portion of Parklane Park includes an accessible play area, a basketball court, a Portland Loo, and a softball field. The new funding will allow for ADA improvements to the entire park, plus park improvements for the site's undeveloped 20 acres on the northern side. Funding is sufficient for the completion of nearly all elements identified in the 2009 Master Plan (except for the aquatic center).  

The 2009 Master Plan will be a guide for the design, and improvements may include:

  • Playground improvements
  • A skatepark
  • A gathering area and picnic shelters
  • A Portland Community Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Dog off-leash area
  • An extensive recreational path system
  • Large open meadow
  • Landscaping and trees
  • Sports fields (such as soccer and baseball)

Through a Project Advisory Committee and Community Gathering events, the community will help guide the development of the design for the expanded park. The first step of the community engagement process will be to check in with the Project Advisory Committee and the broader community about the Master Plan's features to see if any priorities have changed. 


Project Advisory Committee Members

Asia Saechao, Benjamin Lostheart, Courteland Benson, Dasha Foerster, Jeb Hubbs, Jenny Glass, Jonathan Cruz, Kit Becker, Matt Wood, Mercedes Herrada, Riley Renner, Ron Clemenson, Roxie Sprick, Selenny Santiago, Sogene Mah, Terence Stilin-Rooney. 


Project Timeline

Design Development and Community Engagement 

Construction Documents, Permitting, Construction, and Completion

  • Construction Documents and Permitting: Fall 2020 - Spring 2022
  • Construction:
    • Summer 2021 - Fall 2021: Soil movement and tree removal work in 20-acre fenced area
    • Spring 2022 - Summer 2023: Construction of full park, closure of existing park
  • Tentative Opening Date: Fall 2023

Receive Project Updates

To receive project updates, email maija.spencer@portlandoregon.gov

Location

Park Location or Entrance
SE 155th Avenue and Main Street
Portland, OR 97233

Contact

Maija Spencer

Community Engagement Coordinator