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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

Project Update - Spring 2018
PP&R is currently setting up contracts for installation, ordering play equipment, 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.

One of the main play structures at Irving Park's playground will be closed for repairs beginning Wednesday, May 9. While this work is occurring, the swings, teeter totters, and smaller play structure will still be available for play. We hope to have the work done and play area reopened by the end of May. Our playground maintenance staff have ordered a replacement slide and are awaiting its arrival. Once it comes, it will be installed, and the work includes concrete pouring. The slide replacement work has extended the length of this closure. We apologize for the delay, but the play structure will be better than ever when completed!

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
Albert Kelly Park Laurelhurst Park
Argay Park Mt. Tabor Park
Berkeley Park Piccolo Park
Bloomington Park Sewallcrest Park
Colonel Summers Park University Park
Flavel Park Washington Park
Fulton Park Wilkes Park
Hancock Park Wilshire Park
Irving Park Woodstock Park
Knott Park  

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