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Portland Bureau of Transportation

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Phone: 503-823-5185

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1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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1904 Olmstead Plan

Another response to the infilling of land within the city was a desire for parks. In 1903, the Olmsted Brothers (whose father designed Central Park in New York and the Boston park system) were hired to do a Portland park plan. This map shows their plan, that proposed using the reservoirs of Mt Tabor as a park and connecting parks with landscaped boulevards.