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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

2015 Park SDC Update

Parks are essential to maintaining our quality of life in Portland, especially as we continue to grow. The City of Portland assesses System Development Charges, one-time fees on new development, to help fund acquisition of parkland and development of park improvements as our city grows. 

Portland Parks is in the process of reviewing and updating its Park System Development Charges (SDC). To assist in this review, a Park SDC Taskforce met from December 2012 - January 2015. The taskforce advised on issues such as:

  • Determining the impact and appropriate fee for dormitory residences
  • Evaluating occupancy rates for all residential types
  • Evaluating the updated rates for Park SDC

Portland Parks & Recreation has prepared a draft 2015 methodology report.  A public hearing before the Portland City Council is scheduled for April 15, 2015 at 2:00 PM.  Adopted changes will take effect July 1, 2015.

Taskforce Member Name Organization
Debbie Aiona League of Women Voters of Portland
Raihana Ansary Portland Business Alliance (PBA)
Bev Bookin Community Member at Large
Darlene Carlson Coalition for a Livable Future (CLF)
Aubre Dickson Community Member at Large
Kevin Johnson Portland Development Commission (PDC)
Maryhelen Kincaid Development Review Advisory Committee (DRAC)
Nolan Lienhart Community Member at Large
Jim Owens Portland Parks Board
Jill Sherman Developer at Large
Jim Sjulin Community Member at Large
Dennis Stoecklin Concordia University
Christe White Community Member at Large
Justin Wood Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland