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Portland Parks & Recreation

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Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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

George Lozovoy, Project Manager

503-823-5595

Barbara Hart, Community Engagement

503-823-5596

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Errol Heights Park

  • 2003 Aerial Map of Errol Heights Park and Errol Creek

  • Volunteers at Errol Heights improving the natural area by planting native species in 2016

  • Community Advisory Committee

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.

An Open House is scheduled for Saturday, September 8, 10:00am–1:00pm, at Errol Heights Park entrance on SE 52nd Avenue, to solicit input and engage residents and park enthusiasts in reviewing and refining concept designs, guiding principles and proposed programming for the 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


Community Involvement Opportunities

Project Update for Errol Heights Park and Street Improvements
George Lozovoy and Christine Egan, PP&R and Elizabeth Mahon, PBOT
Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 7:00pm
Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association Meeting
Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, 7211 SE 62nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97206

Open House for Errol Heights Park Project
Saturday, September 8, 2018, 10 am- 1pm
Park entrance at SE 52nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon
Residents and park enthusiasts are invited to join us to learn about upcoming park improvements for Errol Heights and to provide input, review and refine proposed concept park designs, guiding principles and programming for Errol Heights Park. We hope to also have PP&R-guided trail walks to help people learn more about the natural areas in the park.


Project Schedule

  • May 23, 2018—Community Advisory Committee Meeting 1
  • June 25, 2018—Site walk at Errol Heights Park with Community Advisory Committee
  • June 26, 2018—Community Advisory Committee Meeting 2
  • July 18, 2018—Community Advisory Committee Meeting 3
  • August 10, 2018—Site visit with Greg Archuleta, member of The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and Native American Community Advisory Council
  • August 21, 2018—PP&R/PBOT presentation at Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association
  • September 8, 2018—Open House at Errol Heights Park, 10am-1pm, 52nd Avenue entrance
  • Fall 2018 (anticipated)—Begin construction on new Errol Heights Community Garden
  • October 10, 2018—Community Advisory Committee Meeting 4
  • November 14, 2018—Community Advisory Committee Meeting 5
  • Mid November—Open House: Present Final Draft Schematic Design recommended by Community Advisory Committee
  • January 2019—Community Advisory Committee Meeting 6
  • 2019 (anticipated)—Forward Community Advisory Committee’s recommended design concept to PP&R Director

George Lozovoy, Project Manager
george.lozovoy@portlandoregon.gov   |   503-823-5595

Barbara Hart, Community Engagement
barbara.hart@portlandoregon.gov   |   503-823-5596