Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)
1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204
SE 150th Avenue & Division Street
Located in the Centennial Neighborhood, the 7.5 acre property was acquired by Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) in 2014. The gently rolling site is grass covered and features views of the neighborhood including Division Street and Powell Butte.
In November 2014, Portland City Council designated $300,000 from 2014’s fall supplemental budget for new master plans for eastside parks. In April 2015, PP&R, the East Portland Neighborhood Organization (EPNO) Parks Committee and Commissioner Amanda Fritz engaged the community in a public outreach process to determine which sites should be prioritized as part of the eastside park master planning process. Based on that process and PP&R staff input, Commissioner Fritz selected to fund a master plan for an undeveloped park property that sits at southeast 150th avenue and Division street.
In 2015, Portland City Council authorized a grant agreement between PP&R and Outgrowing Hunger (a grassroots organization founded in 2011 as a participant-based model for improving food security through agricultural projects in low-income communities) to be used to support community farming and interim-use gardens within the Portland area. The purpose of the proposed project is to increase access to land for the purposes of food production for low-income, minority, refugee and immigrant populations living in East Portland.
An interim garden may be created in advance of the master plan completion, with the understanding that the permanent garden may be relocated on the site after the master planning process is completed.
Jaime English, email@example.com