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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

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

Ventura Park

Project Overview

Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond and System Development Charges, Ventura Park's playground will be replaced, and a new Portland Loo will be installed to replace the portable toilets.  The project also includes funding for the installation of public art.  


Project Updates

Construction is planned to start this summer - around July 2017 and last through late Fall 2017. The Free Summer Lunch + Play program will still be held at Ventura Park, but the location will be removed to the northeast corner of the park by the Ventura Elementary School playground structure and covered area.


Project Manager
Gary Datka, gary.datka@portlandoregon.gov, (503) 823-5574

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


Project Timeline

  • Spring 2016  -  Summer 2016:  Concept Design and Public Involvement
  1.  Focus Group - June 2016
  2. Open House #1  -  Thursday, July 21, 2016
  3. Open House #2  -  Wednesday, August 24, 2016
  • Summer 2016 - Fall 2016:  Design Development and Construction Documentation
  • Winter 2016 - Spring 2017:  Permitting and Bidding
  • Summer 2017 - Late Fall 2017:  Construction

Project Updates

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Open House 1 - Summary

July 21, 2016

Open House 2 - Presentation

August 24, 2016

Open House 2 - Summary

August 24, 2016