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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

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Clarendon Community Garden
9235 N Van Houten Ave Locate this site in PortlandMaps
503-823-1612

General Info
Acreage: 0.14
Acquired in 2011

Amenities
Includes community garden.
Community Garden

Program Information
The Portsmouth Neighborhood Association received an Interstate Urban Renewal Community Livability grant for the installation of a play structure and a community garden at the former Clarendon School site. The two adjacent projects now provide recreational uses on the site for neighborhood children and gardeners.

Historical Information
Portland Public Schools closed Clarendon School as part of the district's K-8 school conversion program in 2006. Since then, the site has been underutilized and no longer provides a civic use for the neighborhood. In 2010, the Portsmouth Neighborhood Association identified the school as a location for a new community garden and approached Portland Public Schools and PP&R.