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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)

Jill Hutchinson , Project Manager

503-823-5583

Maija Spencer, Public Involvement Coordinator

503-823-5593

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Argay Park

  • All four courts will be restored with Bond Funds

  • Existing Courts at Argay

  • Surface of Existing Court

PROJECT UPDATE - FEBRUARY 2017

The Argay Tennis Courts project will be going out for bid soon. Construction is still planned for Summer 2017, and a more detailed schedule will be available once a contractor is on board. 

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.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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.

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.

PROJECT SCHEDULE

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

PROJECT UPDATES

During the design phase, park users may see geotechnical work, survey marks, and other exploratory work occurring in the park.

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Project Manager
Jill Hutchinson,  jill.hutchinson@portlandoregon.gov, (503) 823-5583

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