The Portland Water Bureau seeks more public input and feedback about a series of design concepts for the two Washington Park reservoir sites. These concepts were generated with input from a group that includes park users and community representatives. The public is invited to help explore and determine the above-ground features of the sites.
The open house is Wednesday, October 16, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Zion Lutheran Church, 1015 SW 18th Avenue in Southwest Portland. Parking is free and a children’s activity area will be provided. The following TriMet lines service the open house location:
- MAX Blue and Red lines - Goose Hollow stop
- Bus lines - 15, 51, 63, 83
Due to a federal mandate, the aging 120-year old Washington Park open reservoirs will be replaced with one 15-million gallon underground reservoir with a water feature on top, and the second will be re-purposed as an overflow and storm water retention tank, including a de-chlorination facility.
Talk to the Project Team
Meet with Portland Water Bureau staff, project engineers, landscape architects, and a historic preservationist. Review project challenges, issues and considerations, and learn about the preservation efforts of the historical elements. A 10-minute overview presentation will be given every half hour.
If you are unable to attend the open house, please review displays and comment on project challenges and ideas at http://publicmatters.us/WPR.
Additional Opportunities to Provide Feedback
To learn about additional opportunities to get involved, including the Community Sounding Board meetings, mailing list and community briefings, check back on this project website.