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Parks Replacement Bond

Parks Replacement Bond funds are for urgent repairs and other capital costs, not park operations. The measure authorized up to $68 million in general obligation bonds to make repairs and improvements and prevent more closures like we’ve seen at Couch playground and the Maple Trail in Forest Park.

On this page

View a map of Bond projects

This map shows the status of all Bond projects and links to their project pages. 


Parks Replacement Bond News

2019-20 Parks Replacement Bond Annual Report Year 5 cover shows boys in Peninsula Pool
  • Creston Park playground is open for play! This is the ninth of ten Bond-funded playground projects to be complete. 

Parks Replacement Bond Annual Reports

Featured Stories from the Bond Annual Reports

Bond Projects Under Construction

Bond Projects Starting Construction in 2021

Completed Bond Projects

Bond Oversight Committee

When voters supported the Parks Replacement Bond, they also approved forming a committee of community members to oversee how their dollars are spent. The purpose and authority of the Oversight Committee is to convene periodically to provide a third-party review of progress on the bond project improvements and report to the City Council and the public.

The Committee will review and provide feedback on program progress; including financial metrics and other assurances contained in voter information. The Committee reports annually to City Council and our community regarding performance and progress toward goals.

The Oversight Committee is composed of five community members appointed to three-year terms by the Portland City Council; members may be re-appointed. Future appointments will be staggered to allow for overlap. Members are to be people with experience in community engagement, equity, finance, public works, auditing, business, construction, public contracting and/or budgeting.

A photo of the five member Bond Oversight Committee.
Members (L-R): (back row) Jonath Colón, Karen Loper Tracy, Ken Richardson, (front row) Zari Santner, Jan Mason

Members of the public are always welcome to attend Oversight Committee meetings which are being held online due to COVID-19. Meeting notes and other documents are posted here. 

If you have questions about the Oversight Committee and future meetings, please contact Elizabeth Specht by email or at 503-823-5561.

Contact

Maija Spencer

Community Engagement Coordinator

Robin Laughlin

Capital Projects Manager (2014 Parks Bond Program)