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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204


1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1302
Portland, Oregon 97204

503-823-PLAY (7529)

Gary Datka, Project Manager


Maija Spencer, Public Involvement Coordinator


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Ventura Park

Project Overview

Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond, 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 will start July 20, 2017, and completion is expected by December 2017.

During the playground’s closure, other PP&R playgrounds are available for use nearby at:

The following activities are still happening this summer at Ventura Park:

  • Free Lunch + Play – Free lunch and fun activities Monday – Friday, 11am-3pm, through August 25, 2017. The location has already been moved to Ventura Park Elementary School playground on the northeast side of park, and this site can be accessed from SE 117th Ave. Lunch is served at noon.
  • Free Concerts – Every Wednesday in August, starting at 6:30pm.
  • Portland Slavic Festival -  July 22 – 23

Project Manager
Gary Datka,, 503-823-5574

Public Involvement Coordinator
Maija Spencer,, 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
  • July 2017 - Late Fall 2017:  Construction

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