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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Kenton Park

Kenton Park Playground - BEFORE


Project Update

Read the latest project update here. Construction will start the first week of May 2018, with completion by Fall 2018. The splash pad will open in mid-to-late June. We are currently making improvements so that it will drain better and not puddle up, creating an attraction for wasps and other issues. Thanks for your patience while we fix it! Find a map of other splash pads here.

Perspective of playground

Plan for Playground


Project Overview

Outdated, inaccessible play structures, picnic tables, benches, a drinking fountain, and paved paths will be replaced in the playground area at Kenton Park, thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond. Parks will also be making minor restroom improvements for ADA accessibility as a separate project. 


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

  • Winter 2017 - Spring 2017: Concept Development and Public Involvement
  • Summer 2017: Construction Documents
  • Fall 2017:  Permitting
  • Winter 2017/18: Bidding
  • Spring / Summer 2018: Construction
  • Fall 2018: Re-opening of playground!

Project Updates

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