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Parklane Park Project

Construction type
Project status
In planning

Thanks to funding from System Development Charges, Parklane Park will be expanded from 5 acres to 25 acres.

Expected opening date: Fall 2022


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Project Updates

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 

February 2020

At the second Community Gathering on February 12, 2020, we shared three design concepts and asked for the community's input. During our final Community Engagement period in July 2020, we will share the final design for feedback. 

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

  • Documents and Permitting: Fall 2020 - Summer 2021
  • Construction: Summer 2021 - Summer 2022
  • Tentative Opening Date: Fall 2022

Receive Project Updates

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