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Ventura Park Pump Track
Ventura Park is home to Portland Parks & Recreation’s first pump track! What is a pump track? A pump track is a continuous dirt loop that can be ridden on a bicycle without the need for pedaling. Pump tracks have banked turns and rolling hills to maintain momentum. This pilot, or demonstration project, was built and is being maintained by the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) under a formal agreement with Portland Parks & Recreation. The site is being monitored carefully during the ongoing trial period. PP&R is looking for continued good stewardship and community support. The track is not designed for skateboarders or BMX riders.
A Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (pronounced beacon) is a place to go in Portland after a major earthquake to ask for emergency assistance if phone service is down, or report severe damage or injury. More information here.
Ventura Park Playground Project
Thanks to a partnership with Playworld, Ventura Park’s new playground features the PlayForm 7, a piece of play equipment designed to get people thinking, talking, sharing ideas, and engaging in outdoor spaces in new and meaningful ways.
- Spring 2016 - Summer 2016: Concept Design and Public Involvement
- Focus Group - June 2016
- Open House #1 - Thursday, July 21, 2016
- Open House #2 - Wednesday, August 24, 2016
- Summer 2016 - Fall 2016: Design Development and Construction Documentation
- Winter 2016 - Spring 2017: Permitting and Bidding
- July 2017 - January 2018: Construction
- April 14, 2018: Opening Celebration
- Parking lot
- 2 designated parking spaces
- Paved pathway to play area
- 20 feet to play area
- Universally accessible unitary play surfacing
- Universally accessible play equipment and play features -
- Universally accessible group swing
- Sensory play elements including music and water
- Accessible restroom
- Accessible drinking fountains
- Accessible picnic table
Size in acres
In 2017, Ventura Park’s playground was fully renovated, including the addition of new accessibility features, with funding from the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond. A Portland Loo was installed with funds from the Bond and System Development Charges. RACC installed a series of three public art sculptures called the Venturia Trio (The Imp, Twine, and Sprung) by Portland artist Pete Beeman.