The Gateway community has long desired a public gathering space to cherish and enjoy in the heart of the neighborhood. The park, and adjacent mixed-ups development, is envisioned to be a catalytic addition to the Halsey/Weidler commercial corridor and the entire Gateway community. In 2008, Prosper Portland (formerly know as Portland Development Commission) and Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) purchased three adjacent properties totaling 4.2 acres. Prosper Portland and PP&R share joint title of the parcels. Based on community input and previous planning efforts, it was determined that the vacant site should become a three acre neighborhood park, with one acre of complementary mixed-use development.