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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 Avenue, 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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North Park Blocks

North Park Blocks Playground

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Thanks to the voter-supported Parks Replacement Bond, this project will replace the aging play structures at the North Park Blocks playground. The work will also include a new accessible play surface and pathway improvements. 


PROJECT UPDATES

April 2017 - Progress to date:

  • Construction Documents: COMPLETE
  • Permit Review: IN PROGRESS
  • Bidding: IN THE QUEUE – WILL GO OUT TO BID SOON

Once the bidding process is complete, we will know more about schedule of construction. Right now, if all goes smoothly in getting a contractor on board, we anticipate construction starting in late June / early July 2017, with completion by Fall 2017.  We’ll share another update when we know more details and when the playground at the North Park Blocks will be closed for use.

Other news for NW Portland play:

  • The PlayForm7 was temporarily installed as part of the Design Museum’s Extraordinary Playscapes exhibit at the North Park Blocks by PNCA (the block at NW Glisan / Park).  Good news – we will be keeping it there now through early September 2017, until it is ready to be permanently installed at its final destination at Ventura Park in outer SE Portland.  Please enjoy the PlayForm7’s extended stay!

  • Couch Park playground’s schedule has had adjustments. Construction at this park will now start in early 2018, so there will not be overlap between Couch and North Park Blocks construction.  This will ensure that NW families have another play option while construction is underway at each site. 

July 2016 - The design team has been refining the plans and continues to develop the construction drawings. The project is currently on schedule and on budget with construction targeted to begin in 2017. This drawing shows the current layout for the playground area.  


PROJECT SCHEDULE

Winter 2016 - Spring 2016
Design Development and Public Involvement

Summer 2016 - Winter 2017
Construction Drawings, Permitting, and Bidding

Spring 2017 - Summer 2017
Construction

Fall 2017
Playground Reopening!


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

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