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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

Beech Park

Beech Park Prefered Site Plan is ready for your review!
We are requesting your feedback on this plan for your new park.
Please return your feedback form by April 16th at 5pm.

Overview of Beech Park

Beech Park will be 15.7 acres of neighborhood park adjacent to Shaver Elementary School between NE Fremont St. and NE Shaver St. The Master Planning process in 2008 outlined some important features including a community garden, soccer field, high intensity sports area, fenced off-leash dog area, grassy open space, children’s play area, water play area and picnic areas.

Project Advisory Committee

We are now starting the design process with the Project Advisory Committee consisting of diverse community members and interests. They meet regularly to make recommendations to Portland Parks & Recreation and our design team on the details, feel and character of the park.

Purpose of the Community Gathering

Portland Parks & Recreation wants to build a park that is relevant and welcoming to all community members. Your input and feedback on the design options, character and feel of the park are essential to creating a park that is inviting to all users. This Community Gathering is an opportunity to give us your feedback!

Come eat, learn, meet your neighbors and give input to your new park!


PROJECT OVERVIEW
Design and construction of a new park on 16 acres of open space in outer northeast Portland between Shaver and Fremont in the Parkrose/Argay neighborhoods

Project Manager
Britta Herwig, Britta.Herwig@portlandoregon.gov

Public Involvement Coordinator
Hun Taing, Hun.Taing@portlandoregon.gov


PROJECT SCHEDULE

July 2014
RFP for Design is issued

October 2014
Hire Design Team

October 2014 - January 2016
Complete Design and Public Involvement Process

February 2016 - June 2017
Construction


PROJECT BACKGROUND
Beech Park consists of two parcels that are adjacent to single-family residences, working farmlands, and Shaver Elementary School. Located in outer northeast Portland between Shaver and Fremont, the site has a long history of being farmed, and is currently a gently sloping open grassy field with grand views of the Columbia River floodplain.

During 2008/2009 Portland Parks & Recreation, in collaboration with local residents and a Public Advisory Committee, developed a park master plan. The design of the park will preserve views, reflect the farming history and context, manage storm water on site, and provide buffers from adjacent land uses. The north parcel (5.64 acres) of the site will act as a neighborhood park and features a children’s playground, a gathering space, a parking area, and a fenced dog off-leash area. The south parcel (10.07 acres) will incorporate more active and passive open space uses including a shelter, a full-size sports field, display and community gardens, picnic areas, parking, natural play, and an area of high intensity sports. In addition, a multi-use paved trail loops around the entire site, and public art and bilingual interpretive signage will be incorporated into key areas such as the unique center point where the two parcels connect.