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Errol Heights Park

  • Community Advisory Committee

  • 2003 Aerial Map of Errol Heights Park and Errol Creek

Errol Heights Project Survey 
Help us develop the final design for Errol Heights Park!
Posted December 3, 2018

Project Updates

November 1, 2018
At the last Community Advisory Group Meeting on October 10, 2018, members reviewed two schematic design options and provided input on which ideas worked best for desired programming and habitat considerations. Now, the design team is refining the design based on their feedback and plans to present a final recommended schematic design to the CAC on November 14. Outcomes of that meeting will be presented to the public at the upcoming Public Open House on Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10:00am to 1:00pm at Lane Middle School.

The first community open house was a great success!
Thanks to everyone who made it out and weighed in. We had over one hundred people attend the in-person event on September 8, at Errol Heights Park and over 350 people complete the online survey that was available throughout the month of September. Community members and neighbors weighed in on how they currently use the park and what they hope to do there in the future.

A full summary of that outreach is available here.

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Project Description

We are creating a New Errol Heights Park. 
We have begun work to refresh the vision and Master Plan for Errol Heights Park in Southeast Portland. The concept design for this 16-acre park is still in development, with plans to protect and restore the lower natural wetland and riparian areas, improve and expand existing trails for ADA access, and develop the upper plateau land for play areas, picnics and gardening. Last spring, Commissioner Amanda Fritz appointed a Community Advisory Committee  to update the 2005 Master Plan, set community-supported priorities for the construction of park improvements and engage the broader community in the public process. Portland Parks & Recreation has contracted with Mayer|Reed to work with the committee on developing a recommended proposal for park programming and a design schematic for the new park.

Portland Parks & Recreation is coordinating with neighborhood street and stormwater improvement projects led by the Portland Bureau of Transportation and the Bureau of Environmental Services. We are also working with representatives from the Errol Heights Community Garden to plan for and construct a new home for the Errol Heights Community Garden within the developed park area.

Funding Sources
The $12 million for the new park come from System Development Charges for Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas. In early August 2018, Commissioner Fritz announced additional funding for Errol Heights Park, from $5.3 million to $12 million, to allow a full build out for the updated Master Plan for the natural and developed areas of the park rather than a phased-approach. The additional funding will also allow Portland Parks & Recreation to design a more inclusive play area.

Site Description
1,477 households are within a half-mile walking distance of Errol Heights Park, located at SE 52nd Avenue and Tenino Street, in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. The park borders the Woodstock neighborhood along its SE 45th Avenue edge, and Ardenwald Johnson Creek neighborhood to the south.  

Aerial satellite view

Plan view with street

Project Schedule

George Lozovoy, Project Manager   |   503-823-5595

Barbara Hart, Community Engagement   |   503-823-5596