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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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Lynchview Park

Project Update - April 2019

Parks Commissioner Nick Fish has approved additional System Development Charge funds for this project to allow for the installation of a Portland Loo (permanent restroom) as part of the improvements at Lynchview Park. The Loo will be located near the new playground, in a location that was previously planned to have a porta-potty. (The playground will be located along the eastern edge of Lynchview Park, near the park entries at SE 167th Avenue). View a map of the Loo location here

In our outreach process during the design phase, we heard interest from many neighbors about having a restroom near the playground, and a Loo was rated as one of the top desired passive amenities

Portland Loos have been installed in many Portland parks, including Waterfront Park, Gateway Discovery Park, Raymond Park, and Parklane Park. Made primarily of steel, they are a single-user restroom that is designed and manufactured in Portland to be ADA-accessible, safe, and graffiti-resistant. Port-a-potties do temporarily fill the need for a public restroom, but they are frequently targets of vandalism in neighborhood parks. 

The Loo at Lynchview Park will be unlocked/locked daily and will be open on a seasonal basis (spring to fall). Here are some details about the Portland Loo’s features: portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/673319  and here: portlandoregon.gov/parks/59293

Construction Update:

  • The project has gone out for bid, and the bid was approved by City Council on March 20. We are now completing the contract process.
  • We anticipate construction will start in late May 2019 and be completed by winter 2019/20.
  • We will update once we have a construction start date, along with more details about the construction area.

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Project Overview

A new playground area, pathways, benches, irrigation improvements, and other park amenities will be added to Lynchview Park, thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond and System Development Charges. Lynchview Park is located at SE 165th Avenue and SE Market Street.

Through a Project Advisory Committee and Community Open House events, the community will help guide the development of a concept plan for the layout of the park and the design of the playground.


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

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


Project Advisory Committee Members

Andra Cassen, Yesenia Delgado, Brian Flores Garcia, Emily Garafalo, Jenny Glass, Jennifer Hopkins, Michone Moore, Madelyn Morris, Gayle Palmer, Ana Pineda, Amber Stadler.


Project Timeline

  • Summer 2017 - Winter 2017/18: Concept Development and Public Involvement
  1. Project Advisory Committee Recruitment and Meetings
  2. Community Gathering #1 - September 7, 2017
  3. Community Gathering #2 - November 15, 2018
  4. Community Gathering #3 - February 8, 2018
  5. Community Gathering #4 - April 5, 2018
  • Winter 2017/18 - Spring 2018: Construction Documents
  • Spring 2018 - Fall 2018:  Permitting
  • Fall 2018 - Spring 2019: Bidding and Contracting
  • Summer 2019 - Winter 2019/20: Construction

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