September 21, 2010
The Gateway district has long been identified as one of Portland's most park-deficient areas. Parks staff have been working to acquire property in the area since 2001. Last December, Portland Parks & Recreation and the Portland Development Commission partnered to purchase just over 4 acres at 106th and Halsey in East Portland.
This summer, Parks staff have worked with the Gateway Neighborhood Park Advisory Committee and with neighbors to develop a plan for the site. In June, Parks held a kick-off and open house to give community members an opportunity to see the site and meet the project team.
This Thursday, September 23, Parks will host a second open house. Join us at the East Portland Community Center from 6:00 to 8:00 to share your feedback on the three project proposals in the mix. We'll also be serving complimentary milk and cookies courtesy of MacTavish Shortbread!
The parcels purchased last year will serve three neighborhoods - Hazelwood, Mill Park, and Parkrose - and will complement the emerging Halsey Street 'Main Street.'
We hope to have a final design by the end of this year. We look forward to bringing a new park to the Gateway neighborhood!