The Portland Basketball Courts Revitalization Project is a public/private partnership between Nike, Portland Trail Blazers, and Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R).
The endeavor has and continues to refresh and improve numerous courts throughout the Portland area. The project supports various PP&R programs in Portland including the bureau’s Goldenball Youth Basketball, which celebrated its 85th season in 2022.
The Portland Basketball Courts Revitalization Project is funded by $750,000 from Nike and $300,000 from the Portland Trail Blazers. It’s also a continuation of Nike’s 2002 commitment to the Portland Parks Foundation to resurface outdoor basketball courts.
“Beautiful courts like the at McCoy Park make basketball available for so many Portland neighborhoods,” says PP&R Director Adena Long. “This partnership benefits players of all ages and abilities, and we are proud to move forward to our next project – at Dawson Park – together.”
This public/private partnership was originally conceived by the late former Parks Commissioner Nick Fish.
Nike/Trail Blazers Court Design
Current Schedule of Courts
The collaboration between the partners continues, with work to revitalize the outdoor basketball court at the following PP&R courts this summer. Click on each individual park for all the latest information on each court:
- Farragut Park (completion scheduled Spring 2024)
- Lents Park (completion scheduled Summer 2024)
- Parklane Park (completion scheduled 2024)
- Unthank Park (completion scheduled Summer 2024)
Courts Already Completed
Basketball courts that have been previously completed include:
- Argay Park (completed in 2021)
- Trenton Park (completed in 2021)
- McKenna Park (completed in 2021)
- Harney Park (completed in 2022)
- Dr. MLK, Jr. School Park (completed in 2022)
- Raymond Park (completed in 2022)
- McCoy Park (completed in 2022)
- Dawson Park (completed 2023)
The Trail Blazers, Nike and PP&R are exploring the possibility of revamping other courts as well.
About the Portland Trail Blazers
Members of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Portland Trail Blazers were founded in 1970 and purchased by the late Paul G. Allen in 1988. The team's rich heritage includes 37 playoff appearances, three trips to the NBA Finals, an NBA championship in 1977 and a commitment to community service and sustainability. The Trail Blazers are dedicated to positively impacting underserved kids and their families throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington where they live, learn and play. Portland is the first and only professional sports franchise to receive the prestigious National Points of Light Award for excellence in corporate and community service. The Trail Blazers home arena, Moda Center, is the first existing arena to earn LEED Platinum Certification in 2019 after receiving LEED Gold Recertification in 2015 and becoming the first existing professional sports venue in the world to receive LEED Gold status in 2010. The team is also one of the founding members of the Green Sports Alliance. For more information, visit trailblazers.com.
About Social and Community Impact at Nike
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