Farragut Park Toddler Play Area and ADA Improvements
There is a lack of appropriate play areas and equipment for parks visitors ages 0-5 years old. The Farragut Park Toddler Play Area will help ensure that PP&R is providing appropriate play opportunities for all ages and abilities.
Please visit the Farragut Park Toddler Play Area and ADA Improvements page for complete details.
Farragut Park Basketball Court is Closed
Due to safety concerns, the Farragut Park basketball court 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.
Such repair needs are not unique to Farragut Park, and we have to balance our resources and multiple needs across the parks system. Portland Parks & Recreation has at least $450 million in identified yet unfunded major maintenance needs across our system over the next 10 years.
Despite limited resources available, PP&R is investing into several projects at Farragut Park, including Toddler Play Area and ADA Improvements. We were able to secure Parks System Development Charge funds (which can be used for growth/capacity expansion projects only) to work on the playground improvements, and we received separate funding for restroom and sidewalk repairs.
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. https://www.portland.gov/parks/sustainable-future
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