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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 Fifth Ave, Suite 1302
Portland, OR 97204

Maija Spencer, Public Involvement Coordinator


Jill Hutchinson, Project Manager


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Gilbert Primary Park

  • Gilbert Primary Park playground - before renovations

  • Rendering of new playground coming in 2019

  • Current Playground at Gilbert Primary Park

Project Update - April 2019

Construction mobilization will start the week of April 8, 2019 to prepare for construction of the new playground pathways. Click on the image below to see what the new playground will look like! Construction will be completed this fall. 

Rendering of new playground


Project Update - November 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in the design process for the new playground at Gilbert Primary Park.Your input at the below events helped shape your future playground! 

Our team is now at work on the construction documents, and plan to put the project out for bid in early 2019. Construction is anticipated to start in summer 2019 and be completed by late fall 2019. 

Playground rendering #2

Project Overview

Gilbert Primary Park has some of the oldest play equipment in the parks system, dating back to the late 1960s. Recently, a slide was removed due to lead paint content. A new playground and ADA pathway improvements are coming to Gilbert Primary Park, thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond.

Public Involvement Coordinator
Maija Spencer,, (503) 823-5593

Project Manager
Jill Hutchinson,, (971) 940-5733

Project Timeline

  • Winter 2017/18 - Summer 2018: Project Set-up, Concept Development, and Public Involvement
  • Summer 2018 - Fall 2018: Construction Documents
  • Winter 2018/19 - Spring 2019:  Permitting and Bidding
  • Summer 2019 - Late Fall 2019: Construction

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