Farragut Park Improvements Project
There is a lack of appropriate play areas and equipment for parks visitors 0-5 years old. On April 28, 2021, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Commissioner Carmen Rubio allocated $1.75M in System Development Charges (SDCs) to add new equipment suited for toddlers and remove ADA barriers for better playground accessibility. PP&R will also be completing major maintenance to fix a restroom roof at the park (funded separately).
The Farragut Park Toddler Play Area will help ensure that PP&R is providing appropriate play opportunities for all ages and abilities.
Since the start of the project, PP&R has made the following changes and additions to the Farragut Park Improvements Project:
- The restroom building near N. Kerby Ave will be demolished due to structural issues, and two Portland Loo Restrooms will be installed.
- The basketball court near N. Kerby Ave will be demolished and replaced as part of the project, and will be completed in Summer 2023 as part of the larger project construction effort.
Please visit the Farragut Park Improvements Project page for complete details.
Farragut Park Basketball Court Scheduled to be Replaced
Due to safety concerns, the Farragut Park basketball court near N. Kerby Ave. is currently closed. There is a tree root under the court that has created a serious tripping hazard. Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) assessed the court and determined that the repairs will be extensive, which means that this is a Capital Major Maintenance Project (projects costing over $10,000), rather than a standard maintenance project. The bureau put the basketball court on the Capital Major Maintenance Project list for funding consideration in the future.
September 2022 Update: The Farragut Park basketball court near N. Kerby Ave will be demolished and replaced as part of the Farragut Park Improvements Project, and will be completed in 2023 as part of the larger project construction effort.
There are still many major maintenance and growth needs across the city’s park system. Portland Parks & Recreation is committed to establishing a more financially sustainable direction, that aligns equitable service and funding levels – for the long term. More information at A sustainable future for our park system.
Farragut Park was named after Admiral David Glasgow Farragut who, although born in Tennessee, fought for the North in the Civil War. He was a hero who is famous for saying, "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!"
- Street parking
- Paved pathway to play area
- 50 feet to play area
- Engineered mulch surface
- Ramp into play area
- Transfer station
- Accessible restroom
- Accessible picnic table