Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)
1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204
"I am very grateful to the voters of Portland for approving the bond measure. It will help meet crucial needs across our parks system, while remaining sensitive to Portlanders’ ability to pay. The funds from this bond won’t completely close the gap our parks and facilities face, but will make a major difference. I will continue looking at ways to address the needs of our parks system."
- Commissioner Amanda Fritz
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. The bond is subject to an oversight committee, annual reports, and audits.
Anticipated projects include, but are not limited to, fixing and improving:
COUCH PARK PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)
Applications Now Being Accepted Through August 20th!
Help create the Couch Park play area! Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is happy to announce that we are recruiting community members to advise PP&R and our design consultants on the play area and plaza design at Couch Park. Youth are especially encouraged to participate in this process!
PAC members will be expected to commit up to 8 hours a month in meetings and other work from September 2015 – Spring 2016. Open houses will also be held for the public to learn more and give feedback. To apply, complete the application. Applications are due by end of day - Thursday, August 20th.
Contact Maija Spencer, Maija.Spencer@portlandoregon.gov, (503) 823-5593, if you would like the application in Word format or a hard copy.