1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
Project Update - June 2018
City of Portland Commissioner Amanda Fritz and Portland Parks & Recreation announced on June 11, 2018 that Gabriel Park will be the site of the next inclusive playground in the PP&R system. The new playground will become a “destination” site, with a footprint of 10,000 square feet, up from 3,250 square feet. Inclusive playgrounds provide a rich play experience, addressing physical, sensory, and social needs of all children and their caregivers, and are designed with universal accessibility in mind, accommodating everyone and challenging them at their own developmental level.
The project is anticipated to include the new inclusive playground as well as pathway and parking improvements. PP&R expects the play area to be completed in late 2020, after a public involvement process for the design this fall and winter—including robust outreach to community members who are experiencing disabilities. Read more here.
Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond and System Development Charges, Gabriel Park's playground will be replaced with a new, more inclusive and accessible play area. The playground is located at SW 37th Avenue and SW Vermont Street.
Through a Project Advisory Committee and Community Gathering events, the community will help guide the development of the design for an inclusive playground.
Robin Laughlin, email@example.com, 503-823-5588
Public Involvement Coordinator
Maija Spencer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-823-5593
Project Advisory Committee Members
Sabrina Ahmed, Zina Amed, Amina Ali, AngeLeah Andersen, Annika Abel, Renee Becerra, Sarah Bedrick, Evelyn Cannon, Samuel Garcia, Chris Hathaway, Ryan Jacobson, Myrlaviani Perez-Rivier, Samuel Sennott.
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