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

Emily Roth, Project Manager


Elizabeth Kennedy-Wong, Community Engagement Manager


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Champion Committee Materials

Washington Park Master Plan Vision

Washington Park’s natural areas, public places, cultural institutions, and recreational opportunities give life and beauty to our city. These essential assets connect people to place, self, and others. Portland's residents treasure and care for Washington Park’s legacy, building on the past with a commitment to education, sustainability and safety, to provide for future generations.


  • Fulfill the potential for Washington Park to become a world class park – valued for inspirational beauty, areas of respite, recreation, health and vitality. (Includes economic, social and environmental aspects)
  • Washington Park is easy to get to and move through once there. (Transportation to and within the park provides easy and varied multi-modal experience)
  • Washington Park showcases horticultural excellence and preserves natural area integrity. (Beauty and environmental value)
  • Washington Park clearly connects people of all communities to the identified venues and activities. (Branding, wayfinding, communication -multi-cultural)
  • Washington Park is well funded and supported; it adds economic vitality to the city and the region. (The park adds value and should be supported)
  • Washington Park cultivates a rich educational, cultural and historic vitality, and embraces the cultural diversity of its visitors and the regional community. (Washington Park is relevant to and reflects a multi-cultural, multi-lingual experience, it is welcoming and inclusive)
  • Washington Park is resilient to extreme weather

Washington Park Master Plan Update Champion Committee

  • Joe Angel, Park Neighbor – Arlington Heights
  • Kimberly Bown, Royal Rosarian
  • Sam Baraso, Office of Sustainability, Multnomah County
  • Shirley Craddick, Metro Council
  • Sohko Eath, Cambodian American Community Organization and IRCO
  • Christie Galen, Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association
  • Osvaldo (Ozzie) Gonzalez, Jardin Portland
  • Gretchen Holland, Sylvan Heights Neighborhood Association
  • Adam Lyons, NE Coalition
  • Laurie Mathew, Landscape Architect, MIG
  • Carol Mayer Reed, Principal, Mayer/Reed
  • Heather McCreary, Explore Washington Park
  • Joey Pope, Community Member
  • John Russell, Russell Development Company, Inc.
  • Paddy Tillitt, Parks Board Member
  • Jim Winkler, Winkler Development Corporation
  • Charlene Zidell, ZRZ