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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204


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

503-823-PLAY (7529)

Jill Hutchinson , Project Manager


Maija Spencer, Public Involvement Coordinator


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Argay Park

  • All four courts will be restored with Bond Funds

  • Existing Courts at Argay

  • Surface of Existing Court


A successful bid has been obtained for the Argay Park Tennis Courts project, and construction will start in June 2017, with completion by Fall 2017.

Other areas of the park will not be impacted by construction, including the Wednesday summer Free Lunch + Play program.

Based on community input from Argay neighbors, PP&R is preserving four of the holly trees - two green and two variegated - to preserve the history of the site and neighborhood.

  • Three shade trees (Betula pendula - European white birch) identified as dying by the City's Arborist with Urban Forestry will be removed.
  • All but four of the holly trees will be removed.
  • 14 new trees will be planted as replacements: six Green Vase Zelkova, six Douglas Fir, and two Shumard Red Oak
  • The trees will be removed after August 1 to avoid bird nesting season.


Argay Park's tennis courts have been unusable for many years due to their deteriorated condition.  Thanks to the passage of the Parks Replacement Bond, funds are available to restore all four existing tennis courts. View the design concepts shared at the April 12, 2016 Argay Neighborhood Association meeting.

Planned improvements include:

  • Correct ADA accessibility deficiencies in pathway from NE 141st Avenue to the courts.
  • Rebuild the playing surface to eliminate cracking and differential settlement.
  • Remove some of the invasive English holly trees on west side of the courts. Holly trees are on the City's nuisance tree list and block sight lines from the street creating security concerns.  Read more about English holly here
  • Replace all fencing, nets, and the stanchions.
  • Replace drinking fountain.
  • Replace wood planking on the existing benches.
  • Stormwater facility to address stormwater run-off from courts.
  • Upgrade lighting.

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  • Winter 2016 - Summer 2016 - Design Development
  • Fall 2016 - Spring 2017Permitting and Bidding
  • Summer 2017 - Fall 2017 - Construction

Project Manager
Jill Hutchinson,, (503) 823-5583

Public Involvement Coordinator
Maija Spencer,, (503) 823-5593