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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 Avenue, Suite 1302
Portland, OR 97204

Maija Spencer, Bond Community Engagement


Evan Callahan, Project Manager


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Citywide Play Piece Replacements and Drainage Repairs

  • Irving Park's new decking and slide

Project Update - June 28, 2018
PP&R is currently setting up contracts for installation, ordering play equipment, getting permits, and completing the design for drainage repairs and ADA pathway improvements. We will add more detailed schedule information for the installations and repair work once available.

  • The installations of a new chin-up bar at University Park and the xylophone at Bloomington Park are completed, and the equipment is open for use!
  • Wood replacement work on two play structures at Piccolo Park will start in July 2018. One play structure will be fenced off at a time, and the rest of the playground should remain open for play while our staff do the repairs. A total of 278 boards will be replaced!

Project Overview

Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond, new play pieces will be installed at 19 playgrounds, and drainage repairs will be made at 10 playgrounds. In recent years, many play pieces have been removed from parks due to lead paint and other safety concerns. Read more about the Lead Paint Control Program here. Some sites will also receive ADA access improvements.

Play Piece Replacement Locations 

Summer 2018 through Winter 2018—2019
Park Name
Play Piece
Albert Kelly Park Play structure with slide
Argay Park Play structure with slide
Berkeley Park Whirl
Bloomington Park - Completed June 2018 Musical play piece (xylophone)
Colonel Summers Park Horizontal ladder
Flavel Park Whirl
Fulton Park Swings
Hancock Park Whirl
Irving Park -  Completed May 2018 New slide and decking repairs on existing play structure
Knott Park  Wood repairs on existing play structure
Laurelhurst Park Teeter totter
Mt. Tabor Park Horizontal ladder
Piccolo Park - Work starting in July 2018 Wood repairs on existing play structures
Sewallcrest Park Whirl
University Park - Completed June 2018 Chin-up bar
Washington Park Swings
Wilkes Park TBD
Wilshire Park Play structure for tot area
Woodstock Park Whirl

The below 10 playgrounds will receive drainage repairs and installation of new wood chips. This will require the playground area to be closed for use for 3-5 weeks. A schedule for this work will be posted once available.

Drainage Repair Locations

Summer 2019 through Winter 2019—2020
Burlingame Park Pier Park
Clinton Park Portsmouth Park
Harney Park South Park Blocks
Patton Square Park Sunnyside School Park
Peninsula Park Woodlawn Park

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

Project Manager
Evan Callahan,, 503-823-5571

Project Timeline

  • Winter 2017—2018 through Spring 2018: Design Development and ordering play equipment
  • Summer 2018 through Winter 2018—2019: Installation of play equipment
  • Summer 2019 through Winter 2019—2020: Drainage and ADA pathway repairs