New playground, Portland Loo, at Ventura Park

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Portland Parks & Recreation completes another Parks Replacement Bond project and expects a formal grand opening this spring.
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(Portland, OR) –

For a bit of winter inspiration – construction of the playground at Ventura Park is complete and the new features are open for play! Despite the rainy January weather, Portland Parks & Recreation hosted an informal play day with hot chocolate on Thursday, January 11, 2018. We expect a formal grand opening later this spring.

The latest Parks Replacement Bond project features a partnership with Playform for a spectacular play area. The playground, adjacent to Ventura Park Elementary School in the David Douglas School District, was in serious need of replacement. Now area children (in a part of Portland still lacking in parks and green spaces) have a sparkling new space to run, play, and to make new friends. Also included in the project: a new Portland Loo and public art. This project was also partially funded by Parks System Development Charges from citywide construction development, not General Fund tax dollars. For more Bond project details, please visit

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