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Park Center Opening Rescheduled for March 2014

The Portland Water Bureau must postpone the re-opening of the new Park Center at Powell Butte Nature Park in southeast Portland until March 2014. It was scheduled to open in October 2013.

Powell Butte Nature Park Visitors Center under construction

The contractor and several of their sub-contractors on the bureau’s Powell Butte Reservoir 2 Project have requested more time to complete work on the new, much anticipated Visitors Center (classroom, interpretive displays, and restrooms), the main parking lot and improvements to the multi-use trail system.

The park continues to remain open to the public during posted visiting hours. Alternate parking locations remain available at SE Holgate Boulevard and SE 136th Avenue; the Bowling Center parking lot at SE Powell Boulevard and SE 164th Avenue, and at 14424 SE Center Street at the bureau’s Vivian Pump Station lot. 

Park users are reminded to keep out of the fenced, hazardous construction areas.

The Portland Water Bureau appreciates the public’s patience and cooperation as we near completion on the second 50-million gallon underground reservoir at Powell Butte and the exciting publicly-required park improvements.

Tim Hall
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