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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302
Portland, Oregon 97204

503-823-PLAY (7529)

Robin Laughlin, Project Manager

503-823-5588

Maija Spencer, Public Involvement Coordinator

503-823-5593

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Washington Park International Rose Test Garden

photo of garden

PROJECT UPDATE - July 2017

Construction for the Parks Replacement Bond-funded ADA accessibility improvements is substantially completed at the Rose Garden. Please note that temporary handrails have been installed, and construction workers will return to install permanent handrails in the next few weeks.

If you visit the Garden, please watch out for any additional construction work, such as the handrail installation. For your safety, please stay out of any areas closed off.

Please join us at a ribbon-cutting celebration with Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz on Saturday, August 26 at 6pm in the Rosarian Garden!


ACCESS TO WASHINGTON PARK:  Please review the Water Bureau's construction map for accessing Washington Park. Many routes are closed due to reservoir construction work.

Read more about this project in the Frequently Asked Questions and view the project map.


Groundbreaking photo

Project Groundbreaking, February 24, 2017
(Left to right) Harry Landers, Rose Garden Curator; Mike Abbaté, Parks Director; Jim Stahl, Rosarian Prime Minister; Kimberly Bown, President of the Friends of the Washington Park International Rose Test Garden; Michael Humphrey, President of the Portland Rose Society; and Amanda Fritz, Portland Parks Commissioner.

Read Kimberly Bown's story about volunteering in the Rose Garden from our 2015-16 Annual Report.


PROJECT OVERVIEW

With funding from the Parks Replacement Bond, this project will remove ADA accessibility barriers from the main promenade within the Rose Garden and improve the connection to the parking lot, so that all Portland residents and visitors can equally enjoy this space for the next 100 years.  The Washington Park International Rose Test Garden will celebrate its Centennial anniversary in 2017. 

Project Manager
Robin Laughlin, robin.laughlin@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-5588

Public Involvement Coordinator
Maija Spencer, maija.spencer@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-5593


PROJECT SCHEDULE

Winter 2016 - Spring 2016
Design Process and Public Involvement

Summer 2016 - Fall 2016
Permitting and Bidding

March 2017 - June 2017
Construction


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