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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)

Jill Hutchinson , Project Manager


Maija Spencer, Public Involvement Coordinator


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Argay Park

  • Argay Park tennis courts - before

  • Argay Park tennis courts - after

  • Argay Park tennis courts before Bond-funded improvements

  • Argay Park tennis courts after Bond-funded improvements

  • Argay Park tennis courts before Bond-funded improvements


Argay Park's tennis courts were unusable for many years due to their deteriorated condition.  Thanks to the passage of the Parks Replacement Bond, funds became available to restore all four existing tennis courts. 

Improvements include:

  • Corrected ADA accessibility deficiencies in pathway from NE 141st Avenue to the courts.
  • Rebuilt the playing surface to eliminate cracking and differential settlement.
  • Removed some of the invasive English holly trees on west side of the courts. Holly trees are on the City's nuisance tree list , and the trees at Argay Park blocked sight lines from the street creating security concerns.  Read more about English holly here
  • Replaced all fencing, nets, and the stanchions.
  • Replaced drinking fountain.
  • Replaced wood planking on the existing benches.
  • Installed stormwater facility to address stormwater run-off from courts.
  • Upgraded lighting.

Based on community input from Argay neighbors, PP&R kept 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 were removed.
  • All but four of the holly trees were removed.
  • 14 new trees were planted as replacements: six Green Vase Zelkova, six Douglas Fir, and two Shumard Red Oak
  • The trees were removed after August 1 to avoid bird nesting season.


  • Winter 2016 - Summer 2016 - Design Development
  • Fall 2016 - Spring 2017Permitting and Bidding
  • Summer 2017 - Fall 2017 - Construction
  • October 17, 2017 - Opening Celebration

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

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