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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, 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 - March 2017

Construction has begun onsite with excavation of the existing pathway and walls as the first step. The area around the main garden promenade leading from the ramp near the Rose Garden Store through the heart of the garden past the Royal Rosarian Garden and to the Amphitheater will be closed or largely closed to the public during construction.

The Rose Garden is still open to the public during construction; however, access may be limited or shared with construction vehicles. Please use caution. Read more about this project in the Frequently Asked Questions and view the project map.

 Groundbreaking photo

Project Groundbreaking, February 24, 2017 - L to R:  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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