Kenton Park's new playground is nearly complete; grand reopening celebration on Saturday, September 29, 2018

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(Portland, OR) – 

The new playground at Kenton Park (8417 N Brandon Avenue) is nearly complete as the latest Parks Replacement Bond project wraps up. Extensive community input influenced the project’s natural theme, including wooden play elements such as a fort and balance beams, an accessible play surface, new park benches and picnic tables, a new drinking fountain, paved paths, and playground swings designed for a variety of abilities and ages. This project removed approximately 25% of the identified ADA barriers in Kenton Park. 

PP&R will hold a grand reopening celebration, free and open to all. 

WHAT: Kenton Park Playdate to celebrate the new Bond-funded playground
WHERE: Kenton Park, 8417 N Brandon Avenue
WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 1pm-3pm

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“Portlanders are rightfully proud of our world-class park system. And thanks to the overwhelming support of voters for the Parks Replacement Bond, we’re able make much-needed upgrades,” says Portland Parks Commissioner Nick Fish. “Kenton Park’s new playground and amenities make it one of our flagship parks.” 

The Kenton Park Playdate grand reopening celebration on Saturday, September 29, 2018, features brief welcoming remarks, cake, and activities. 

“What a wonderful transformation at this north Portland gathering space,” says PP&R Interim Director Kia Selley. “It is gratifying that the Parks Replacement Bond can continue to deliver such appealing park and playground amenities. Thanks to extensive community input, Kenton Park’s comprehensive playground renovation will offer creative play for a broad range of ages.” 

The Kenton Park playground will be the 25th Parks Replacement Bond project completed, out of a total of 52 projects citywide. 

For more information on Kenton Park, please visit this link.

To learn more about the Parks Replacement Bond, please click here

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