1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
Last Update - March 9, 2020
We apologize for the delay in installation of the new whirls at Berkeley, Flavel, Hancock, Sewallcrest, and Woodstock Parks. We have had a manufacturer delay and other obstacles arise, so the equipment was not available as expected and installation could not proceed. We currently anticipate whirl installation to begin in mid-March and be completed by early April 2020.
Installation of new play equipment or repairs of play equipment is complete at 14 playgrounds.
Work starting this summer includes installation of whirls at five parks, drainage repairs at 11 playgrounds, and repair of pathways near 12 playgrounds. Schedule information for work will be posted below, as detailed schedules are known. Please note: construction schedules may be impacted by weather, suppliers, or other unexpected conditions. We will update the schedules below as we get better information.
Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond, new play pieces will be installed at 19 playgrounds, and drainage repairs will be made at 11 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. We will provide schedules for installation as they are available.
Play Piece Replacement Locations
|Summer 2018 through Spring 2020 - note: whirl installation schedule is TBD due to delays in equipment shipments.|
|Albert Kelly Park||Play structure with slide||Completed|
||Play structure with slide||Completed|
|Berkeley Park||Whirl||Install by April 2020|
|Bloomington Park||Musical play piece (xylophone)||Completed|
|Colonel Summers Park||Horizontal ladder||Completed|
|Flavel Park||Whirl||Install by April 2020|
|Hancock Park||Whirl||Install by April 2020|
|Irving Park||New slide and decking repairs on existing play structure||Completed|
|Knott Park||Wood repairs on existing play structure||Completed|
|Laurelhurst Park||Teeter totter||Completed|
|Mt. Tabor Park
||Wood repairs on existing play structures||Completed|
|Sewallcrest Park||Whirl||Install by April 2020|
|Wilkes Park||Talk tubes and a bobble spring toy||Completed|
|Wilshire Park||Play structure for tot area||Completed|
|Woodstock Park||Whirl||April 2020|
The below 11 playgrounds will receive drainage repairs and installation of new wood chips in Summer 2019 - Winter 2019/20. This will require the playground area at each park to be closed for use for 3-5 weeks. A schedule for this work will be posted once available. Work at Peninsula and Woodlawn Parks is planned to begin in Fall 2019 to avoid conflict with the Free Summer Lunch + Play program at these sites.
Drainage Repair Locations
|Summer 2019 through Winter 2019/20|
|Patton Square Park||COMPLETED|
|South Park Blocks||COMPLETED|
|Sunnyside School Park||COMPLETED|
Pathway improvements will be made at the below 11 parks in Summer 2019 - Winter 2019/20 to improve accessibility. The path being repaired will be closed during these repairs, but other parts of the park and play area should remain open during construction. Schedule information will be posted once available.
Pathway Repair Locations
|Summer 2019 through Winter 2019/20|
|Burlingame Park - 195 sq ft of paving from play area to SW Falcon Street - COMPLETED||Peninsula Park - 600 sq ft of parking to improve access to play area from N Albina Avenue and between picnic area/restroom and the swing and teeter section of play area - COMPLETED|
|Clinton Park - 240 sq ft of paving from play area to SE Woodward Street - COMPLETED||Pier Park - 3,000 sq ft of paving to improve access to play area from N James Street, re-orientation of play area access ramp to prevent flooding, and access to the nearby splash pad - COMPLETED|
|Fulton Park - Minor asphalt paving and installation of an access ramp to the play area - COMPLETED||Sewallcrest Park - 140 sq ft of paving to improve access to play area and replacement whirl - COMPLETED|
|Irving Park - 350 sq ft of paving to improve access to play area from NE 9th Avenue - COMPLETED||Sellwood Park - paving to improve access to restroom near Picnic Area C and the Kitchen Building, paving to improve access from the parking lot at SE 7th Avenue and SE Bidwell Street to the play area and restroom - COMPLETED|
|Knott Park - 3,700 sq ft of paving to improve access to play area from NE 117th Street parking lot - COMPLETED||Woodstock Park - 300 sq ft of paving to improve access to restrooms and play area from SE 47th Avenue - COMPLETED|
|Laurelhurst Park - 200 sq ft of paving to improve access to play area from SW Oak Street - COMPLETED|
Public Involvement Coordinator
Maija Spencer, email@example.com, 503-823-5593
Evan Callahan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-823-5571