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Washington Park Master Plan


The updated master plan for Portland's iconic Washington Park has been accepted by City Council on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Master Plan accepted by City Council in March 2018


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The Future of Washington Park

It is time to update the master plan for Washington Park. The update process is an opportunity to imagine how Washington Park might be in the future. Now is our opportunity to think about services and experiences the park offers, how people get around the park, and what qualities could attract new visitors.

The Master Plan Charts the Future for the Park
For nearly 150 years, Washington Park has been a treasured destination for Portlanders and visitors from around the world. The existing master plan was written in 1981 (for more information visit Washington Park through our Find a Park feature.) Some of the suggested improvements happened, but others did not. Many issues identified thirty years ago still exist.

Washington Park Master Plan

Project Updates

March 2018

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. Read more.

Click here to read the final version of the Washington Park Master Plan Update.
Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

February 2018

The Washington Park Master Plan Update is complete! With a robust public engagement over 18 months—in four languages and involving more than 2500 people—the Washington Park Master Plan Update focuses on three major areas of improvement for the long-term sustainability of the 481-acre park: create identity, improve access, and enhance the visitor experience. 

December 2017

Results are in from our November 2017 Public Survey on the Washington Park Master Plan Update draft.  Read more.

November 2017

We asked you to “make your mark on Washington Park” at our open house forums this past April. Now, PP&R wants to ensure that we have met the community’s visions and goals to keep Washington Park a world-class destination. The draft master plan (below) will guide the redevelopment of Washington Park - 450 acres of beautiful gardens, internationally-lauded attractions, and natural areas - is ready for Portlanders’ review and final input.

Planning Process

Early in 2017, all ideas will used to create several options for the future of the park. The city will share the options with the community and ask for feedback. Community feedback will help create the final master plan in the fall of 2017.

Project Timeline

Master Plan phases graphic

How You Can Participate

Your thoughts and suggestions are an important part of the process. You can share your experiences and ideas for Washington Park: