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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Parks Replacement Bond - Phase 2

What can we fix next with 2014 Parks Replacement Bond funds?

The Parks Replacement Bond was passed in November 2014 with overwhelming voter support. Your support authorized up to $68 million in general obligation bonds to make repairs and replace the most critical needs in Portland parks. 

The first phase of repairs is currently underway on over 30 park improvement projects citywide. During this phase, almost $48 million of allocated funds is being spent to improve playgrounds, pools, roofs, Pioneer Courthouse Square, restrooms, and park maintenance facilities.

Now, it's time to decide how to spend the remaining $20 million for the second phase of park improvements! Please join us at one of the following meetings to learn more about Phase 2 of the Parks Replacement Bond and give us your feedback on our proposed project list. 

We are pleased to announce that there are two Town Hall meetings scheduled with Portland Parks & Recreation Commissioner, Amanda Fritz!

Can't attend any of the meetings? Explore the meeting presentation, proposed project list, and let us know what you think through the online comment form!

Thursday, February 9
7pm - 8:30pm
Central NE Neighbors Land Use,
Transportation, and Open Space
CNN Community Room
415 NE 87th Avenue
Monday, February 20
7pm - 9pm
SE Uplift Land Use Committee Foster Burger
5339 SE Foster Road
Wednesday, February 22
7pm - 9pm
NE Coalition of Neighbors Land Use Committee NE Coalition of Neighbors (NECN)
4815 NE 7th Avenue
Wednesday, March 1
6pm - 7pm
North Portland Parks Committee North Portland Neighborhood Services
Historic Kenton Firehouse
8105 N Brandon Avenue
Thursday, March 2
7pm - 7:45pm
East Portland Parks Coalition East Portland Neighborhood Office (EPNO)
1017 NE 117th Avenue
Thursday, March 2
8:15pm - 8:45pm
SW Neighborhoods, Inc. Parks Committee Multnomah Arts Center, Room 4
7688 SW Capitol Highway
Monday, March 20
6pm - 7:30pm
Town Hall with Commissioner Amanda Fritz Multnomah Arts Center, Auditorium
7688 SW Capitol Highway
Tuesday, March 21
6pm - 7:30pm
Town Hall with Commissioner Amanda Fritz East Portland Community Center
Multi-Purpose Rooms
740 SE 106th Avenue

Presentation   |    Proposed Project List    |    Online Comment Form

Portland Parks & Recreation has created a proposed project list by:

  • Identifying the remaining obligations to fulfill the Bond language voted on in 2014.
  • Using the following criteria, which was developed from public input and surveys for development of the first Bond project list in 2014.

Criteria for 2014 Parks Replacement Bond Projects

  1. Investing in projects that are immediate safety concerns or urgent repairs (urgency = highest probability of failure x highest impact of failure)

  2. Investing in projects that reduce bigger costs later on

  3. Responsible repairs for general deferred maintenance needs

  4. Investing in energy efficiency

  5. Increasing accessibility for all

  6. Restoring services that are currently closed

Timeline for Phase 2 Project Selection

  • Late 2016 - Early 2017: PP&R staff will create a draft list of projects based on the remaining funds and the above Bond project criteria.  

  • February 2017: Neighborhood Coalition parks committees or land use committees will review the draft list and provide feedback. PP&R's Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) will review the draft project list as part of the City budget process.

  • March 2017: Town Halls, stakeholder meetings, and online surveys will be utilized to provide broader public input opportunities.

  • Late Spring 2017: The BAC will review this input and provide the project list recommendation to Commissioner Fritz. Commissioner Fritz will make the second bond project list recommendation to City Council.

  • Summer 2017: Bond issuance will fund the second list of projects.

Contact Maija Spencer at 503-823-5593 or