1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
Design and construction of a replacement playground, ADA accessibility plaza improvements, and installation of a Portland Loo at Couch Park. with funding from the Parks Replacement Bond.
PROJECT UPDATE - July 2018
Thanks to those who attended our celebration on June 8 to say farewell to the old and hello to the new at Couch Park. We want to thank everyone who has contributed to this project, especially our partners with Harper’s Playground and the MLC PTSA’s Friends of Couch Playground. After much hard work by all, Couch Park will soon be transformed by the construction of a new inclusive playground, plaza, and Portland Loo, thanks to the Parks Replacement Bond and additional funds from our partners.
Picture featuring PP&R staff, Greenworks design staff, Raimore Construction staff, and our partners with Harper’s Playground and MLC.
Construction mobilization will start up following the July 4th holiday. You can expect fencing installation and other work to start around the week of July 9. Park users should expect to see fencing around the plaza, including the restroom, and the playground. The rest of the park, including the dog off-leash area, will remain open. We apologize in advance for the impact this will have on your park, but we hope the final product will be worth it!
We will keep you updated as the project proceeds. We expect completion this winter, with a community celebration in spring 2019.
Project Advisory Committee (PAC) recruitment
Hire Design Team and select PAC members
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
Schematic Design and Public Involvement Process
Spring 2016 - Winter 2016/17
Spring 2017 - Spring 2018
Construction documents completion, permitting, and construction bidding
Summer 2018 - Winter 2018/19
Project Advisory Committee
Vaune Albanese, Millie Jarvis, Glen Levy, Lauren Nathe, Max Nathe, Carla Peters, Meryl Redisch, Pavlina Summers, Jennifer Wilde, Wayne Wirta
Gary Datka, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-823-5574
Public Involvement Coordinator
Maija Spencer, email@example.com, 503-823-5593