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PARKS REPLACEMENT

BOND ANNUAL REPORT 2 019– 2 0


Dear Portlanders, Thank you for your investment in your Portland Parks & Recreation system! We are happy to report that 46 of the 52 Parks Replacement Bond projects have been completed, with the remaining six projects underway. The Bond program has remained focused on delivering the promises made to voters in 2014 through continued accountability. Your investment in your parks system has been used efficiently and responsibly. Year 5 of the Bond started out as planned: • In July 2019, Commissioner Fish cut the ribbon on the completely overhauled Peninsula Pool. • In October 2019, the community gathered to celebrate a newly renovated, more accessible playground at Glenhaven Park. • Over the winter, construction wrapped up on the installation of new play pieces, drainage repairs, and pathway accessibility repairs at over 30 parks • A new roof now keeps Montavilla Community Center dry. Sadly, 2020 started off with the loss of our dear colleague and beloved Parks Commissioner, Nick Fish. He was Parks Commissioner for his first term and returned to the helm in his last assignment. His legacy as a champion for our park system will carry us forward. And then COVID-19 hit. Although the Bond team quickly had to adapt to working from home and some celebrations were postponed, Bond projects stayed on track. Construction began on a new playground for Creston Park. In East Portland, work was completed on a beautiful new playground and other improvements in a park that bears a historic new name: Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park. It is the first Portland park to be named solely after a Black woman. The public health crisis was followed by a groundswell of action for racial justice for our City and our nation. Through these challenging times, our parks and open spaces are even more precious than ever. They serve as shared public spaces to exercise our


bodies, our minds, and our voices, reinforcing our shared duty to be good stewards of these essential community resources. While this Bond could only tackle the most critical maintenance needs, it has given us all a glimpse of what we can achieve together. Let’s continue to create a more sustainable, brighter, and more equitable future for our city and our parks. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay hopeful.

Sincerely,

Commissioner Amanda Fritz Portland Parks & Recreation Director Adena Long

For more information about the Bond, visit ParksReplacementBond.org.


Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park playground


Table of Contents 1 3 5

Summary Original Bond Measure Project Map

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Performance Performance Overview Year 5 Highlights Vision Statement Goals Fiscal Policies Frank Krawczyk’s Story: More than one million trees and growing Scope Schedule Project Status by Category Budget Adherence to Bond Language Keys to Bond Success in Year 5 Challenges Dave Manville and Mike Charles’s Story: More to trails than just recreation

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Investment

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Transparency Bond Oversight Committee A New Name for Lynchview Park Charlotte Rutherford’s Story: She didn’t seek the limelight Bond Program Performance Audit Looking Forward Process improvements Project management Project completion Ongoing reporting and celebrations Esther Arellano Harlow’s Story: The important work of play

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Appendix A: Expenses and Spend Report Appendix B: Phase 1 Project Summaries Appendix C: Phase 2 Project Summaries


PA R K S R E P L AC E M E N T B O N D A N N U A L R E P O R T YEAR 5

Summary On November 4, 2014, 74% of Portland voters approved Measure 26-159, the Parks Replacement Bond, which provides $68 million in funds for urgent repairs in parks, community centers, and facilities throughout the city. Portland Parks & Recreation’s (PP&R) Bond Program has now completed its fifth year. The Bond projects target PP&R’s most critical needs by focusing on fixing or improving facilities that are closed, at risk of closure, or deficient. Projects are categorized as follows: • Playgrounds: renovating aged playgrounds • Trails and bridges: repairing or replacing failing trails and bridges • Pools: repairing pool surfacing, decks, and mechanical systems • Worker safety: renovating or replacing outmoded PP&R maintenance buildings to address worker safety and efficiency • Pioneer Courthouse Square: replacing waterproofing and infrastructure • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): addressing barriers and improving park access for all Portlanders • Restrooms and other facilities: replacing critical failing infrastructure, including restrooms and community centers This report summarizes and shares the work accomplished in the Bond’s fifth year of implementation. Detailed information is provided about the Bond Program’s investments and performance, including project progress, challenges, public outreach, and transparency efforts. The Bond Program is executing 52 projects in two phases. In Phase 1, PP&R allocated $47.6 million of the $68 million Bond to 34 projects across the city. In Year 2 of the Bond, with input from the community, PP&R developed the Phase 2 project list to spend the remaining Bond funds on an additional 18 projects. PP&R has delivered 46 of the 52 promised projects over the last five years. In the coming year, three projects are slated for completion and the last three projects are expected to enter construction. 1


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The $68 million in Bond funding is making significant improvements across Portland, but it is only a first step in addressing a long backlog of critical repair projects. PP&R faces an expanding maintenance funding gap, and additional funding is critical to ensure that our parks and facilities remain safe, accessible, and responsive to future growth needs. The COVID-19 pandemic has added additional financial challenges to our system. PP&R staff are working hard to utilize the current Bond funds wisely and to maximize benefits to the greatest number of park users with every Bond project.

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Original Bond Measure Playgrounds

Phase 1: Couch, Creston, Kenton, Lents, Verdell Burdine Rutherford (formerly Lynchview), and Ventura Parks; North Park Blocks Phase 2: Gabriel, Gilbert Primary, and Glenhaven Parks

Play Pieces

Phase 2: Albert Kelly, Argay, Berkeley, Bloomington, Colonel Summers, Flavel, Fulton, Hancock, Irving, Knott, Laurelhurst, Mt. Tabor, Pendleton, Sewallcrest, University, Washington, Wilkes, Wilshire, and Woodstock Parks

Trails and Bridges

Phase 1: Forest Park: Maple Trail, Forest Park: Lower Macleay Trail, Springwater Corridor Bridge #48 Phase 2: Foley-Balmer Natural Area, Marshall Park, Springwater Corridor Bridge #140

Pools

Phase 1: Grant Pool, Matt Dishman Pool and Spa, Peninsula Park Pool Feasibility Study Phase 2: Peninsula Park Pool

Pioneer Courthouse Square

Phase 1: Pioneer Courthouse Square Renovations

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Restrooms, Other Urgent Repairs

Phase 1: Argay Park Tennis Courts, Bloomington Park Restroom, Colonel Summers Park Loo, Couch Park Loo, Ed Benedict Park Restroom, Glenwood Park Restroom, Mary Rieke Soccer Field, Mt. Tabor Summit Restroom, Multnomah Arts Center Seismic Study, Multnomah Arts Center Cottages Study, Parklane Park Loo, Raymond Park Loo, Sellwood Pool Bathhouse Roof, St. Johns Community Center Roof, Ventura Park Loo, Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park (formerly Lynchview Park) Irrigation, Wilkes Park Loo Phase 2: Fernhill Park Water Supply, Matt Dishman Community Center Roof, Matt Dishman Community Center Electrical Repairs, Montavilla Community Center Roof, Multnomah Arts Center Seismic Repairs, Pier Park Loo, Sellwood Park Kitchen Roof

Accessibility

Phase 1: Washington Park Rose Garden Phase 2: East Portland Community Center, Mt. Tabor Park, Multnomah Arts Center Cottages

Protecting Workers

Phase 1: Mt. Tabor Yard, Delta Park Urban Forestry Yard

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N ORT H Acquisitions at Cathedral, Open Meadow. Improvements at Columbia Children’s Arboretum, Columbia Slough, Delta Park, North Park Greenway, Pier/Chimney Parks, Waud Bluff.

Project Map Pools

Pier Park

Prevent emergency closures, stop water leaks, improve water conservation and energy efficiency

St. Johns Community Center

Playgrounds Replace or build 10 to 20 play structures that are closed, at risk of closure, or deficient

Play Pieces Replace equipment that needs repair and/or has tested positive for lead-based paint; address drainage and replace wood fiber play surfacing

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IL L N O R TH W E S T A M Acquisitions at Terwilliger, E Forest Park, Hoyt Arboretum. T T New park at The Fields. E Improvements at Wildwood Trail Barbara Walker Bridge, Halprin Sequence, Japanese Garden, Lan Su Chinese Garden. Washington Park master plan.

Forest Park Lower Macleay Trail

Preserve access to natural areas and open spaces by repairing trails and bridges 

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Restrooms, Other Urgent Repairs Prevent closures, replace and repair restrooms, roofs, and other failing structures throughout the system

Protecting Workers Improve safety, make critical upgrades, fix leaking roofs, update equipment at maintenance facilities

Pioneer Courthouse Square Replace failing structures, fix leaks and cracks, make improvements at our most-visited park

Additional Investments since 2013: PP&R invests funds from System Development Charges, grants, and partners for growth projects and other improvements. Some Bond projects also received these funds. The additional investments shown follow neighborhood coalition boundaries.

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Portsmouth Park Forest Park Maple Trail

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Remove access barriers in parks throughout city; a 2014 report found thousands of barriers across park system

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S O U TH WEST Eagle Point acquisition. New parks at Spring Garden, South Waterfront Greenway. Improvements at April Hill, Duniway, Marquam, Marshall, Red Electric Trail, Stephen’s Creek, Willamette.

Pendleton Park

Albert Kelly Park

Gabriel Park Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) Foley-Balmer Natural Area

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C E N TR A L N O R TH E A S T New parks at Cully, Khunamokwst. Improvements at Colwood Golf, Grant Field, Whitaker Ponds.

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I N N ER N OR T HEA ST Improvements at Fernhill splash pad, Dawson Park.

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E AST Acquisitions at Knott, SE 150th/ Division. New parks at Gateway Discovery, Luuwit View, Parklane. Improvements at Clatsop Butte, East Holladay, East Portland CC, Lents, Leach Botanical Garden, Marine Drive, Raymond. Master plans for Mill/Midland and SE 150th/Division.

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Irving Park

Argay Park Wilkes Park

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Matt Dishman Pool and Spa Grant Pool Matt Dishman Community Center

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Couch Park

North Park Blocks Pioneer Courthouse Square South Park Blocks

Mary Rieke Field Fulton Park Burlingame Park

Marshall Park

Montavilla Community Center Laurelhurst Park Mt. Tabor Colonel Park Sunnyside Summers Mt. Tabor School Park Park Summit Sewallcrest Mt. Tabor Park Yard Piccolo Clinton Park Park

SOU T HEA ST New park at Errol Heights. Improvements at Colonel Summers, Laurelhurst, Laurelwood, Montavilla Field, Mt. Scott CC, Mt. Tabor, Portland Tennis Center, Springwater Corridor, Westmoreland.

Sellwood Park

Ventura Park East Portland Parklane Community Center Park Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park

formerly Lynchview Park

Ed Benedict Park

Creston Park Lents Park

Bloomington Park

Woodstock Park

Raymond Park

Berkeley Park Glenwood Park

Sellwood Pool Springwater Corridor Bridge #48

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Flavel Park

Gilbert Primary Park Springwater Corridor Bridge #140

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Performance Performance Overview The Bond Program follows firmly established project performance measures that focus on three key indicators: scope, schedule, and budget. Voters expect PP&R to responsibly manage these three areas throughout the life of the Bond Program. The fifth year of the Bond brought the total spend to $49 million. The Bond Team continues to carefully manage project scopes, schedules, and budgets. The team also remains true to the goal of “Fixing Our Parks” by not only repairing or replacing key park elements but also by making Portland’s parks better and more accessible for everyone. The majority of Bond projects remain within their originally established scope, schedule, and budget. Currently, all 52 Bond projects are either underway or complete.

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Projects in Bond Phases 1 and 2

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Projects completed

Year 5 Highlights • P  roject work: The Bond Program has now completed 46 of 52 Bond-funded projects. Twelve projects were completed over the last 12 months; the remaining six are underway. • Audit: Audits were required as part of the Bond measure to ensure fiscal accountability. To meet this obligation, PP&R engaged an independent firm to provide a performance audit of Bond activities. Completed in January 2019, the audit found that • the Bond Program funds were spent in a manner that adheres to the language of the Measure; • the Bond Program is operating in a fiscally responsible manner; and • the existing Bond Program documentation systems are transparent, in place, and functioning well. The Performance Audit provided eight recommendations to further enhance the Bond Program’s efficiency. The Bond Team 7

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has made progress on implementing the recommendations over the last year. A summary of the audit and the Bond Program’s progress on the recommendations can be found in the Transparency section of this report. • P  roject tracking: The previously established project tracking systems continue to be used and refined to consistently and effectively track project scopes, schedules, and budgets for all active Bond projects. In the last year, the Bond Program has had support from a management analyst who has refined reporting and tracking processes, which has provided project managers with accurate reporting and analysis. These refined processes include updated monthly spending reports and a revised Division Work Plan. Both tools increase transparency and provide clear details of project spending.

Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park playground

• P  rogram tracking: The established Bond Program tracking tools have been refined over the last year to support the Bond Program’s transition to project completion and program closeout. Updated tools include the Contingency Tracker, the Allocation Transfer Log, and the Spending Projection Model. These tools help ensure that the Bond Program is meeting spending targets without going over the available funds. • F  inal issuance: The third and final bond issuance was made in spring 2020, making $14.9M available for project spending. The issuance timing and size was informed by a revised process, which included a collaborative analysis provided by finance and management analysts from the City’s Debt Management Division and the Bond Program. Influencing factors included current project spending rates, projected project schedules, interviews with project managers, and a priority of maintaining stable property tax rates.

Couch Park playground

• Awards: In addressing the park system’s most critical repairs, staff has been finding moments of excellence. For instance, the Couch Park Playground project brought new inclusive play to this park just north of the downtown core. Excellent design and a partnership with the community netted this project a 2019 Small Projects Award from the Oregon Recreation & Park Association. 8


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The Bond Program manager leads a team of highly qualified project managers who oversee the Bond work from design through construction. Two landscape architects and three civil engineering professionals bring a broad set of experiences from private and public practice. The team is supported by a management analyst, an office support specialist, and a fulltime public involvement professional from PP&R’s Community Relations team. As part of the Capital Renovation Program, the Bond Team works alongside PP&R’s Capital Growth Program team to provide focused work that is consistent with the goals of PP&R’s Assets & Development division.

Vision Statement The Bond-specific vision statement and set of eight goals continue to guide the Bond Team’s work.

Vision Statement We support our City and its livability and values by renovating parks and park facilities in a way that is true to the focus on urgent needs, replacement, and re-investment in key services. We plan to exceed our community’s expectations for superior services, sustainable resources, and efficiency.

Goals 1. Deliver the Bond projects on time or early and on budget or below. 2. Stay true to the scope language as defined in the Bond’s legal framework. 3. Uphold the highest standards of transparency, accountability, and responsiveness to community input. 4. Deliver projects that are aligned with best practices in play and recreation environments, durability, maintainability, design, and local context. 9

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Springwater Bridge #48 (before)

5. S  trive to exceed the goals for equity by increasing opportunities in public purchasing and contracting. Explore opportunities to be inclusive and welcoming to under-represented communities at every step of project implementation. 6. U  se the opportunity of the Bond efforts to communicate a larger message about PP&R: how it currently serves the community and its current condition. 7. D  eepen the relationship with other parts of PP&R by including internal stakeholders early and often in the project’s refinement and implementation. 8. B  uild a team within PP&R that is respectful, supportive, engaged, and collaborative.

Fiscal Policies In addition to the vision and goals, the team adheres to the established fiscal policies that guide how budgets are tracked and managed. Springwater Bridge #48 (after)

1. Each project should have a well-defined scope and budget. 2. Each project should have a clear project budget when project assignments are being made. 3. Each project budget should be peer reviewed. 4. Project contingencies should be released over the life of the project. 5. Each project needs to stay true to the initial project scope and budget unless a documented scope change is approved. 6. Project funding should remain intact within project themes. 7. General Program contingency should be managed by the Bond Program Manager. 8. Project budgets should be reviewed annually. 9. The Bond spend down rates should be monitored closely and targets should be reached. 10. Overhead coding needs to be monitored closely. 11. Earnings on Bond Fund investments should be used for project completion. Gilbert Primary Park playground construction

For a full description of the policies listed above, refer to the 2015-16 Parks Replacement Bond Annual Report.

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More than one million trees and growing For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant having more time to spend outdoors. Along with stopping to smell the roses, Portlanders have been looking up and marveling at the city’s incredible trees. These small wonders and towering majesties— evergreen and deciduous, fruit-bearing and conifer—are part of an urban forest that consists of 218,000 street trees, 1.2 million park trees, and countless trees on private properties—and growing.

Frank remembers his surprise on his first day on the job, when he learned that the City was using the barn as a shop. “It has some character but some significant drawbacks,” he says, listing that it has had rodent problems, has inadequate exhaust ventilation for running the dozen or so trucks parked in it, didn’t have heated restrooms for many years, and is vulnerable to earthquakes and fire.

“Portlanders really appreciate trees and parks,” says Frank Krawczyk, a tree inspector and arborist who has been with PP&R’s Urban Forestry for 22 years. “All our work requests come from the ever-observant public who are taking care of their own trees or noticing a problem with a park tree.”

The new shop “will be a big step forward,” he says. “Having a building that is built for storing large trucks, with good vehicle access, security, and ventilation, will be an improvement on worker health and safety. The current hazards will be addressed, and Urban Forestry will be better prepared to respond to tree emergencies during storms, power outages, earthquakes, and other events.”

Urban Forestry manages the city’s urban forest infrastructure for current and future generations. Among its many tasks, the department creates and implements the city’s Urban Forest Management Plan, fosters community tree awareness and stewardship, monitors and assesses the urban forest, responds to tree emergencies, and issues permits for tree planting, pruning, and removal.

These updated facilities remind the staff of their important work and how much the public appreciates their care and maintenance of the city’s beloved trees. “The work environment prior to the new office building felt a lot like a patchwork of free WWII leftovers that were assigned to the bureau,” Frank says. “Now I finally feel that my work as a City employee is valued.”

Worker safety is paramount to the department, and it is one of the aims of the Bond, which is funding improvements to the Urban Forestry Yard at Delta Park. A new shop and covered, secured equipment area will soon replace an old dairy barn that survived the Vanport flood in 1948.

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Scope The majority of Bond projects continue to stay within the originally defined scope. As reported in prior years, many Bond projects have amplified the Bond investment with outside funding sources, including System Development Charges (SDC) allocations, ADA Transition Plan Implementation Program (ADATPIP) funds, and private funds raised by community partners. For all projects with additional funding, spending for work outside the Bond’s scope is tracked separately from the Bond project spending. The following Bond projects have received additional outside funding:

Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park public art

• C  olonel Summers Park Loo: A Bond project here added a Portland Loo to the park. Prior to the Bond-funded work, a new splash pad was identified on the Capital Improvement Project SDC-funded list. For efficiency, a single Bond project manager concurrently oversaw work on the two projects. Splash pad spending was tracked and paid for with the separate SDC funding sources. • C  ouch Park Playground: Strong community interest called for an expanded, inclusive play area that went beyond the original project scope. Through a partnership with Friends of Couch Playground and Harper’s Playground, an additional $500,000 (including a $150,000 Nature in Neighborhoods grant from Metro) was raised to supplement Bond funds and allow for a vibrant inclusive play environment within the original footprint of the Bond project. • C  reston Park Playground: Bond funds for this playground renovation project are leveraged by an infusion of SDC funds and ADATPIP funds. The SDC funds provide additional play opportunities, while the ADATPIP funds primarily address path-of-travel issues on pathways leading to the playground. • F  ernhill Park Water Supply: The Bond project scope was targeted to eliminate lead-contaminated plumbing system elements. The work occurred in conjunction with SDC12


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funded playground improvements, splash pad installation, and restroom work. • G  abriel Park Playground: In keeping with the Bond’s commitment to replacement, not expansion, Bond funds were allocated to replace the playground within its existing footprint. SDC funds supplement the project budget to increase the play area size and expand inclusive play opportunities. Design work is funded by the ADATPIP to study accessible pedestrian access from Vermont Street to the playground.

Glenhaven Park playground

• G  lenhaven Park Playground: This Bond-funded playground renovation project was supplemented by SDC funds to provide a consolidated play area with increased play opportunities. • M  att Dishman Pool and Spa: This Bond project focused on re-plastering the pool and replacing the whirlpool spa. Allocations from SDCs and Major Maintenance funds supported the project to expand the whirlpool spa and address mechanical system needs. • Mt. Tabor Park Handrails: This Bond project replaced outdated, non-compliant handrails with ADA-compliant handrails. Additional handrails adjacent to the project site were funded by SDC funds. Multnomah Art Center Cottages (before)

• Mt. Tabor Yard: Bond funds are allocated to this project to construct modern shop spaces for the bureau’s Professional Repair and Maintenance Services staff. Additional general fund monies support the Bond project work, and SDC dollars are funding a new multimodal path. • Multnomah Art Center Cottages: The Bond project scope provided improved access to the program spaces at the cottages. Additional funds from the ADATPIP allowed for increased access in the project area. • North Park Blocks Playground: Early community input supported expanding the play area beyond its original 13

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footprint. The design team created a plan addressing this need, and the design remained within the allocated Bond project budget. • P  arklane Park Loo: Bond funds provided a new Portland Loo and associated pedestrian paths. SDC funds supported the capacity expansion elements of the project work.

Patton Square Park playground, part of the Playground Pieces & Drainage project

• P  eninsula Park Pool: This Bond project replaced the pool’s mechanical system and gutters and made improvements to the pool deck. SDC funds supplemented the project budget to provide increased access with a new wheelchair lift in the community center, new lighting on the pool deck, and redevelopment of the pool to provide a larger shallow area. This project also received ADATPIP funding to address pathof-travel issues on the pool deck. • P  ier Park Loo: This Bond-funded project replaced an outdated restroom and associated paths. ADATPIP funds provided additional ADA walkway improvements.

Sewallcrest Park new spinner, part of the Playground Pieces & Drainage project

Woodlawn Park playground, part of the Playground Pieces & Drainage project

• P  ioneer Courthouse Square: This project replaced the waterproofing membrane and made other critical repairs to the restroom and HVAC and electrical systems. SDC funds supported the restroom expansion. • P  layground Pieces & Drainage: Bond funding made minor playground and pathway improvements across the city, and ADATPIP dollars supported the work that made ADA pathway improvements at three project sites: Pier, Peninsula, and Sellwood. Community partners have also provided private funds to enhance play opportunities at Patton Square and Wilshire Parks, and SDC funds supported the expansion of the play area at Patton Square Park. • S  t. John’s Community Center Roof: This Bond project to replace the community center’s roof was completed concurrently with separately funded energy efficiency work on the heating and cooling system.

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• V  entura Park Loo: Bond funds provided a new Portland Loo and associated pedestrian paths. SDC funds supported the project work. • V  erdell Burdine Rutherford Park (formerly Lynchview Park) Playground: Bond funds provided a new playground and improvements to the soccer field irrigation. SDC funds amplified the investment here by providing funding for an expanded play area, picnic facilities, benches, a new Portland Loo and associated pedestrian pathways, and other capacityincreasing improvements. • W  ilkes Park Loo: Bond funds provided a new Portland Loo and associated pedestrian paths. SDC funds supported the project work.

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Schedule Of the 52 Bond projects, 46 are complete, and the remaining six projects are in permits or construction. The majority of projects were delivered on schedule or are projected to be delivered on schedule. A small number of projects have had schedule adjustments to create efficiencies, allow a more critical project to move ahead, resolve public involvement issues, address weatherrelated issues, or complete contract negotiations. Three projects are currently on or ahead of schedule (from one month to one year). Those projects are East Portland Community Center, Gabriel Park, and Matt Dishman Community Center Roof. The following active projects are experiencing schedule delays: • C  reston Park Playground: This project fell behind schedule due to issues the community raised during the public involvement process. The project is in construction and expected to be complete in fall 2020. • D  elta Park Urban Forestry Yard: As reported in Year 3, design work for this project began on time. However, early design cost estimates revealed significant cost overruns to meet the desired building program. Subsequent redesign efforts impacted the project schedule. In addition, land use and development permit requirements were significantly more complicated than originally anticipated, further delaying project work. The project is expected to begin construction in summer 2020.

Peninsula Pool opening

• M  t. Tabor Maintenance Yard: Design work for this project began as scheduled but has taken longer than anticipated. Land use permit requirements have required lengthy review and approval processes by the City’s Historic Landmarks Commission and Code Hearings Officer. Additional delays occurred because of an expanded public involvement process to gain public support for utilization of the Long Block for the PP&R’s Horticultural Services’ potted plant storage area. Development permit issues have further delayed this project. The project is expected to bid in fall 2020.

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Playgrounds

Couch Park• Creston Park• Kenton Park• Lents Park• (formerly Lynchview Park) Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park• North Park Blocks• Ventura Park• Gabriel Park2• Gilbert Primary Park2• Glenhaven Park2• Playground Pieces & Drainage2•

Done 2020 Done Done Done Done Done 2021 Done Done Done

Trails and Bridges

Forest Park: Maple Trail• Forest Park: Lower Macleay Trail• Springwater Corridor Bridge #48• Foley-Balmer Natural Area2• Marshall Park2• Springwater Corridor Bridge #1402•

Done Done Done Done Done Done

Pools

Grant Pool• Matt Dishman Pool and Spa• Peninsula Park Pool Feasibility Study• Peninsula Park Pool2•

Done Done Done Done

Protecting Workers

Mt. Tabor Yard• Delta Park Urban Forestry Yard•

PCS

• Project completed

Pioneer Courthouse Square•

• Project behind schedule

• Project ahead of or on schedule

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Expected Completion

Permits and Contracting

Design

Project Status by Category

Construction

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Accessibility

Washington Park Rose Garden• East Portland Community Center2• Mt. Tabor Park Handrails2• Multnomah Arts Center Cottages2•

Restrooms, Other Urgent Repairs

Argay Park Tennis Courts• Bloomington Park Restroom• Colonel Summers Park Loo• Couch Park Loo• Ed Benedict Park Restroom• Glenwood Park Restroom• (formerly Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park Irrigation• Lynchview Park) Mary Rieke Soccer Field• Mt. Tabor Summit Restroom• Multnomah Arts Center Cottages Study• Multnomah Arts Center Seismic Study• Parklane Park Loo• Raymond Park Loo• Sellwood Pool Bathhouse Roof• St. Johns Community Center Roof• Ventura Park Loo• Wilkes Park Loo• Fernhill Park Water Supply2• Matt Dishman Community Center Electrical2• Matt Dishman Community Center Roof2• Montavilla Community Center Roof2• Multnomah Arts Center Seismic Repairs2• Pier Park Loo2• Sellwood Park Kitchen Roof2•

• Project completed

• Project behind schedule

• Project ahead of or on schedule

Expected Completion

Design

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Construction

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Done 2020 Done Done Done Done Done Done Done Done Done Done Done Done Done Done Done Done Done Done Done Done Done 2020 Done Done Done Done

2 Phase 2 projects

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Budget The majority of Bond projects are currently within their originally allocated Bond budgets. Projects exceeding their original allocations include Delta Park Urban Forestry Yard, Fernhill Park Water Line, Grant Outdoor Pool, Matt Dishman Community Center Roof Replacement, Mt. Tabor Maintenance Yard, Parklane Park Loo, and St. Johns Community Center Roof Replacement. • D  elta Park Urban Forestry Yard had unanticipated permit requirements that have contributed to increases in project expenses for design and construction. Construction bids were in keeping with the cost estimates and, as anticipated, have placed the project over budget. • F  ernhill Park Water Supply, Grant Pool, Matt Dishman Community Center Roof, and St. Johns Community Center Roof projects had higher-than-anticipated construction costs.

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• M  t. Tabor Yard had unanticipated land use and permit requirements that have contributed to increases in project expenses. Current cost estimates for this project indicate that construction bids are likely to push the project over budget. • P  arklane Park Loo had funding from two sources. Due to an accounting error, the Loo project’s Bond funding source was overcharged; however, the overall project did not go over budget. Glenhaven Park playground (before)

As reported in previous years, overall, the Bond projects are staying within the “maximum not-to-exceed” budget allocations. Many completed projects have returned savings to the Program contingency. These funds, as well as Bond interest earnings and Program Contingency funds, will be used to support projects that have exceeded their original allocations. The Bond Program manager will continue to coordinate with PP&R’s director and commissioner, as well as the Bond Oversight Committee and the Assets & Development division manager, to ensure that all funds are appropriately allocated in keeping with the Bond Program’s fiscal policies. 19

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Administrative costs are being tracked as part of the Bond’s fiscal management. The fifth year of the Bond’s implementation focused on project work with a well-established team. Administrative costs continue to trend downward as projects progress and construction work begins. Administrative costs are currently 4.5% over the life of the Bond. The Bond Program continues to adhere to a recommendation made in the 2019 Performance Audit by consistently charging citywide overhead percentages to Bond Program projects. Program staff worked with the PP&R finance manager and Bond counsel to implement the change. The details of this change can be found in Appendix A.

Gilbert Primary Park playground (before)

Gilbert Primary Park playground (after)

In accordance with the City’s debt management practices, the Bond Program strives to meet certain spend-down targets with its Bond fund issuances: 10% spent within six months, 45% within 12 months, 75% within 18 months, and 100% within two years. To date, there have been three issuances of Bond funds. The first was in 2015 for $28.3M. This covered the funding of many of the Phase 1 projects. A second issuance occurred in 2018 for $24.5M to cover some Phase 1 projects and many Phase 2 projects. Spend-down targets for both issuances were not met due to Program start-up and a lower-than-anticipated project spending rate. Due to low interest rates, Bond funding was not negatively affected. The third issuance was made in June 2020 for $14.9M, primarily for the remaining Phase 2 projects. The third issuance is expected to meet targets, as project spending projections have been refined. Detailed information on spend-down targets and spending projections can be found in the Challenges section of this report and in Appendix A.

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Adherence to Bond Language The Bond Program remains true to implementing the promises made to the public in Ballot Measure 26-159. The Program has executed appropriate projects, engaged a Bond Oversight Committee, and solicited a performance audit. With the implementation of the Bond Phase 2 Project List in Year 3, PP&R has completed or begun 52 projects in categories identified in the Bond Measure, including playground renovations, trail and bridge projects, pool projects, Pioneer Courthouse Square renovations, repairs to restrooms and other facilities, accessibility improvement projects, and PP&R maintenance facility projects that address worker safety.

Foley-Balmer Natural Area Bridge (before)

Keys to Bond Success in Year 5

• K  ept most projects on or ahead of schedule. Result: Better service to the public and reduction of construction inflation costs. • S  eparated Bond Fund tracking from other PP&R funds. Result: Bond funding is monitored and spent appropriately.

Foley-Balmer Natural Area Bridge (construction)

• U  tilized and refined tracking systems. Result: Project progress is monitored for scope, schedule, budget, and other issues. Deviations and trends are caught early and mitigated. Refined approaches to tracking tools have increased clarity for project spending and program tracking. • C  reatively involved the public and created transparent processes. Result: PP&R has continued to build on the community’s involvement in shaping the Bond project lists. Developing diverse outreach strategies, thoughtfully forming project advisory committees, posting multiple updates online, and seeking input at key decision-making points are just some of the many ways the Community Engagement Team has worked to ensure authentic, transparent communication over the life of the Bond.

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This year the completion of the design process for the Gabriel Park Playground project was the last significant outreach process for the Bond. As the Bond work wraps up, the focus will shift to ensuring that the final construction projects are communicated clearly to the public and informing the community about the overall investments over the past five years. • E  xceeded the goals for utilization of Disadvantaged, Minority-owned, Women-owned, Emerging Small Businesses, Service-Disabled Veterans Business Enterprises (D/M/W/ESB/SDVBE) firms in consultant and contracting services. Result: 31% of the consultant contracts for professional or technical services and 45% of the construction contracts that have been completed or underway are utilizing state-certified D/M/W/ESB/SDVBE firms. • U  tilized the Prime Contractor Development Program (PCDP). Seventeen Bond project construction contracts have been awarded using the City’s PCDP, which focuses on contracting with D/M/W/ESB/SDVBE firms. • S  uccessfully transitioned through crisis and change. Result: The Bond Program continues to deliver program goals despite several changes that occurred in Year 5. The Bond Team met all these changes with flexibility, adaptability, and dedication to the Program goals. •P  P&R faced many changes at the leadership level over the last year, including the passing of Commissioner Nick Fish and the welcoming of Director Adena Long and Deputy Director Todd Lofgren.

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• In spring 2020 the global COVID-19 pandemic brought drastic changes to the Bond Program work. City offices were closed, and teleworking became mandatory for most staff members. By the close of June 2020, Bond Team members continued to work from home full time and had found new ways to complete design and construction work in a safe and healthy manner. Construction contractors have adjusted schedules and approaches in staffing, protective gear, and health-related safety protocols at construction sites.

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Challenges For much of the fifth year of Bond work, many of the challenges faced in prior years, including project spending rates, the construction climate, and permitting requirement delays, impacted the Bond Program’s work. Then in spring 2020, the new challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic sparked sweeping changes across the local economy, City operations, construction supply chains, and staff availability. • P  andemic response: As noted in the previous section, the pandemic has impacted many aspects of the Bond Program’s work. Initially, in March 2020, Bond Program work was disrupted due to technological challenges that arose when most of the City’s office staff were ordered to work from home, but most Bond Program issues have been addressed since then.

Springwater Corridor Bridge #48 construction

Reduced work hours due to mandatory furloughs and ongoing constraints related to school closures have caused minor delays to project work. The Bureau of Development Services staff has faced similar staffing constraints and technology difficulties. Projects that were in the permitting phase of work in spring 2020 have seen some delays, but the disruptions have largely been resolved. The Bond Team continues to monitor COVID-19 impacts on project delivery and adjusts approaches to design and construction as needed. • C  onstruction climate: The Portland metropolitan area experienced a heated construction climate for much of the past year. Across the region, contractors were booked and too busy to bid on Bond-funded projects. Some had difficulty securing subcontractors and labor. The tight construction market translated into higher prices and fewer bids, which impacted some Bond project budgets and schedules. Staff efficiencies, project contingencies, and Bond Program contingencies have continued to allow most of these increases to be absorbed into the overall project allocations.

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In spring 2020 the construction climate changed significantly in response to state and local restrictions related to COVID-19. At that time, the Bond Program had just one project in active construction: Creston Park Playground. The contractor for the project was able to adjust to new physical distancing protocols and complications related to disrupted supply chains. The project remains on track for completion in fall 2020.

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• B  ond spending targets: Spending on Bond projects has occurred at a slower pace than originally anticipated. With more than $49 million spent through June 2020, the rate of spending on projects is 14% less than projected. This was largely due to original Bond Program set-up and staff hiring, bidding delays, and lulls between construction periods as more projects have been completed. This rate is an improvement from the previous year’s 25% difference between spending and projections and is a direct result of PP&R’s continued refinement of project spending projection models to increase accuracy. Approximately 75% of project spending occurs during construction, and those bidding delays can push construction out by several months. • C  omplex permitting requirements and workloads: As the volume of construction projects the City processes has continued to increase, the workload of City staff processing permit and land use applications has also increased. Due to staffing limitations, project schedules have occasionally been adjusted.

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More to trails than just recreation One of the best parts of living in Portland is the ease of getting into the woods without having to leave the city. Trails in Forest Park, like the Wildwood Trail, get a lot of attention, but trails in the southwest quadrant deserve the spotlight as well, especially with two new bridges that finally restore trail connections that were closed for years. The Bond-funded bridges in the Foley-Balmer Natural Area and Marshall Park opened in fall 2019 and are the long-awaited results of strong advocacy from several local groups, including SWTrails. Committed to improving safety and walking and biking opportunities in SW Portland, SWTrails “advocated for the bridges every chance we got,” says Dave Manville, a SWTrails board member. “The bridges are very vital components of a trail system that leads through Marshall Park and all the way to Lake Oswego. With their closure, the detour was unsafe and not usable by families.” Dave notes that there’s more to the trails and bridges than just recreation. “For the area’s residents, it’s also about how the bridges and the surrounding right-of-way trails and greenways make up a network for casual walks and getting to important activity centers such as the transit center, shopping centers, and bus stops.”

“Without these bridges, there would be no safe access,” he says. Dave comments, “The bridges look fantastic and fit in well with the natural surroundings.” He admires the trail reroute at the Owl Creek Bridge site. “The rock wall work is structurally impressive and just looks great in its wild setting.” “The bridges look quite nice. They used a mix of materials that makes the bridges more attractive,” says Mike Charles, chair of the Marshall Park Neighborhood Association. “They’re also very sturdy and should last for a very long time.” Dave and Mike agree that Portlanders love their trails. “You see all sorts of people— walkers, hikers, runners, people walking dogs, families with kids,” Mike says. “Having these natural trails within the city limits is amazing, especially during the stay-close-to-home restrictions of COVID-19. The parks and trails are being used more than ever, and for the most part, people are being very respectful and trying to maintain a safe physical distance.” He adds, “Most people you encounter on a trail in Marshall Park will smile and say hello.”

The Foley-Balmer and Owl Creek Bridges bring the group’s vision of a Hillsdale-toLake Oswego trail closer to reality. Although they’re not specifically on the trail, both bridges provide access to it for six neighborhoods located to the west and south.

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Investment PP&R is committed to social equity in contracting and actively provides opportunities to Disadvantaged, Minority-owned, Women-owned, Emerging Small Businesses, and ServiceDisabled Veterans Business Enterprises (D/M/W/ESB/SDVBE) firms. The Bond Team continues to engage in outreach and to work with local organizations, including the Oregon chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors and LatinoBuilt, to ensure that local D/M/W/ESB/SDVBE firms are aware of the consulting and contracting opportunities associated with Bond projects.

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The Bond Team continues to actively participate in the City’s Prime Contractor Development Program (PCDP), which creates prime contracting opportunities with the City of Portland for state-certified D/M/W/ESB/SDVBE firms. These contractors are provided technical assistance and educational opportunities in different areas of work, increasing their ability and capacity to perform work on the City’s public works projects. PCDP contractors completed five construction projects over the last year: playground renovation projects at Glenhaven and Gilbert Primary Parks, playground drainage sites throughout the city, and the two Springwater Corridor bridge replacement projects. The PP&R Bond Team has been able to successfully surpass the City’s D/M/W/ESB/SDVBE utilization goal of 20%. Since July 2015, Bond projects have awarded 42% of the value of professional design service work and construction work to certified D/M/W/ESB/SDVBE firms. Taken separately, 31% of the value of all Bond professional design services contracts and task orders and 45% of the value of all Bond construction contracts and task orders have been awarded to D/M/W/ESB/ SDVBE firms. The Bond Team intends to continue this trend by employing these state-certified firms for Bond project work wherever feasible. A further breakdown of the Bond project spending data for the value awarded for professional design service and construction work shows that 19% of the value was awarded to Minorityowned businesses, 17% to Women-owned businesses, and 6% to Emerging Small Businesses.

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The Bond Team uses project-specific outreach, advisory committees, public meetings, signage, and online Bond information and questionnaires to ensure that the improvements meet the community’s needs and expectations.

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PP&R’s Community Engagement staff has involved Community Engagement Liaisons—individuals with ties to Latinx, Russian-speaking, Somali, and Vietnamese communities—to assist with outreach and translation for playground design projects. Project-specific outreach has also been targeted to lowincome and disability communities, and meetings have been held in conjunction with cultural events such as Summer Free for All concerts and New Year in the Park, a celebration of Cambodian, Laotian, Thai, and Burmese cultures.

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The Gabriel Park Playground project, which focused on creating an inclusive playground for all ages and abilities, is another example of the Bond Team’s targeted outreach. Community members on the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) membership included: • 3  8% who self-identified as people of color and/or from refugee or immigrant populations; • 5  4% who live with a disability themselves/in their family or who had experience working with people with disabilities; and • 4  6% who were renters, including two residents of Stephen Creek Crossing, a Home Forward housing community focused on accessibility and affordability.

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Bond Oversight Committee In Year 1, as required by the Bond measure, the City Council established a five-person Bond Oversight Committee, with a core mission to ensure that PP&R was delivering the projects as promised to the voters, maintaining fiscal accountability for Bond expenditures, and being transparent with the community. The Bond Oversight Committee was tasked with reporting annually to City Council about the Bond Program’s performance. The committee has fulfilled this charge through an annual report each fall to City Council and a printed report to the public distributed annually through PP&R community centers and other City facilities. The committee has also provided clear direction and oversight throughout the execution of the Bond Program. Bond Oversight Committee: • Jonath Colón • Janice Mason • Ken Richardson • Zari Santner • Karen Loper Tracy In Year 5, the Bond Oversight Committee provided its report on Year 4 of the Bond Program. The report focuses on three Bond Oversight Committee Objectives: • Adherence to the Language of the Bond • Maintaining Fiscal Accountability • Being Transparent with the Community The Bond Oversight Committee continues to meet regularly, and the meetings are open to the public. Details regarding upcoming meeting dates and locations, past meeting notes, and reports can be found at parksreplacementbond.org. The Bond Oversight Committee’s Year 5 report will be available in late 2020.

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A New Name for Lynchview Park The Bond and SDC-funded improvements at Lynchview Park allowed PP&R an opportunity to revisit this park’s name. At the time the project began, the adjacent school had changed its name from Lynch View Elementary to Patrick Lynch Elementary, recognizing that the “Lynch View” name was potentially offensive to many community members. Before his passing, Commissioner Fish directed PP&R to work with a committee of community members to recommend a new, more welcoming and inclusive name for this beautiful, newly improved East Portland park located in one of Portland’s most diverse areas.

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The work for a new name began in summer 2019, with a ninemember committee comprising Centennial neighbors and representatives from the Rosewood Initiative and Patrick Lynch Elementary School. In December 2019 the committee made its final recommendation: Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park— making it the first Portland park named solely after a Black woman. More information on the park’s namesake can be found in our featured story on the next page.

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She didn’t seek the limelight With Lynchview Park already slated for improvements funded by the Bond and System Development Charges, it was only fitting that the park’s name also be updated to one that is more welcoming and embodies the spirit of its community. That name is Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park.

Charlotte says that her mother, who passed away in 2001, was a hardworking volunteer and community activist, and although she didn’t “seek the limelight, she would have accepted this honor humbly, knowing that this park will provide a place for the community to gather together.”

Before he passed in January 2020, Parks Commissioner Nick Fish tasked a committee of nine community members to recommend a new name for the park. They decided to honor Verdell Burdine Rutherford, a prominent and beloved leader in Portland’s Black community, giving this park in outer Southeast Portland the distinction of being the first in the city to be named solely for a Black woman.

The park’s improvements include a covered picnic area, paved pathways, 80 new trees, public art, a renovated grass soccer field, a Portland Loo, and a new playground.

Verdell and her husband, Otto, were leaders of the Oregon chapter of the NAACP, headquartered right in their own home in Northeast Portland, and oversaw one of the NAACP’s biggest victories: the passage of the Oregon Public Accommodations Act in 1953, which outlawed discrimination in public places on the basis of race, religion, or national origin. Verdell kept records for Portland’s Black community; her extensive and impressive historical collection is now in the care of Portland State University, a gift from her daughter, Charlotte Rutherford, in 2011. “Mom rightfully considered herself a local historian,” Charlotte says. “She was that and so very much more: a beautiful woman with a kind heart and a wonderful sense of humor. Most important to and for me, she was a loving, supportive, and inspirational mother.” 33

Charlotte adds, “The fact that children will benefit would probably give her even more joy. All in all, she would be very appreciative and thankful, as are the family and I.”


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Bond Program Performance Audit The 2014 Parks Replacement Bond requires audits. To meet this requirement, an independent audit firm, Harvey M. Rose Associates, LLC, was hired through a Request for Proposals process to provide a performance audit at the Bond Program’s delivery midpoint. The audit was completed in January 2019. The full Performance Audit report is available online at parksreplacementbond.org and is provided in Appendix D of the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond Year 4 Annual Report.

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The Performance Audit’s objectives were to determine if: • t he Bond Program funds were spent in a manner that adheres to the language of the Bond Measure; and • t he Bond Program is operating in a fiscally responsible manner, ensuring Bond dollars are clearly and separately tracked, and ensuring integrity and accuracy of financial statements. The Performance Audit’s findings demonstrate that the Bond Program has been successful in delivering on the promises made to the community in Measure 26-159 and in Council Resolution 37085. The audit found that: • t he Bond Program funds were spent in a manner that adheres to the language of the Bond Measure; • t he Bond Program is operating in a fiscally responsible manner; and • t he Bond Program’s existing documentation systems are transparent, in place, and functioning well. PP&R appreciates that the Performance Audit provides eight recommendations to further enhance the Bond Program’s efficiency. These recommendations and PP&R’s work to address them are summarized below. 1. D  ocument PP&R’s approach to reallocation of available funds. The Bond Program’s Contingency Report has been revised to provide a clearer picture of available funds. Reallocation of remainder funds will continue to follow existing fiscal policies, with program contingencies managed by the Bond Program manager. Allocation of other available Bond funds 34


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will be made with input from the Bond Oversight Committee, the Assets & Development division manager, and the PP&R director. The Commissioner’s Office will be informed of all decisions. Review and consider adjusting the escalation and contingency lines in the standardized budget template. This recommendation will be implemented on new projects. At this time, the Bond program has not had any new projects but expects new projects to utilize remainder funds in the coming year. Formalize and document the process for timing and the size of Bond issuances. The third and final Bond issuance was made in June 2020. New processes for this timing included enhanced coordination between the Bond Program manager, the management analyst, and the City’s Debt Management team. The process included improved contingency tracking, spending projections, and spend-down rates based on up-todate project timelines. Formalize and document PP&R’s procedures for making spending projections. New tracking tools have been created to enhance this work. The Bond Program manager works with project managers to provide relevant data to the management analyst. Projections and actuals are compared, and the results are used to adjust the projection modeling for increased accuracy. This work is completed on a quarterly basis. Revise the method for charging citywide overhead costs to projects. PP&R staff has revised practices to charge citywide overhead costs to the Bond Program projects. Bond counsel and the City finance manager were consulted in implementing this recommendation. Document procedures for tracking project funding for Bond projects that have additional funding sources such as SDCs. The Division Work Plan has been revised to more clearly track project funding sources. It is linked to the Bureau CIP Budget Master, an active document that tracks funding allocations and expenses to date for all active project numbers.

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7. W  ork with Procurement Services to evaluate and improved contractor performance. This recommendation is beyond the scope of the Bond Program. PP&R has forwarded this recommendation to the appropriate parties in Procurement Services. 8. F  ormalize and document contracting practices for on-call PTE contract management and monitoring. This recommendation is beyond the scope of the Bond Program. PP&R has forwarded this recommendation to the appropriate parties in Procurement Services. Foley-Balmer Natural Area bridge

A final audit will be performed at the conclusion of Bond Program work. PP&R anticipates that the work will include a formal report to City Council.

Looking Forward Process improvements The Bond Program manager is working with the Program’s management analyst to continue to refine and document the Performance Audit recommendations and to make further process improvements in tracking, reporting, and projecting the work of the Program. Project management Three large projects will continue to be monitored to bring them to successful implementation and completion. • D  elta Park Urban Forestry Yard: Land use conditions of approval will need to be tracked through construction. Construction within a constrained site while it remains an active worksite for PP&R staff will make project delivery complex.

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• M  t. Tabor Yard: Complex land use issues will need to be tracked through final documentation, permits, and construction. Construction within a constrained site while keeping the maintenance yard operational will contribute to the project’s complexity. Project completion Of the 52 Bond projects, 46 are complete, and the remaining six projects are in permits or construction. The final six projects represent the fulfillment of the promises made to voters in 2014. Springwater Bridge #140 (before)

The following Bond projects were completed in the last year: • Foley-Balmer Natural Area Bridge • Gilbert Primary Park Playground • Glenhaven Park Playground • Marshall Park—Owl Creek Bridge • Montavilla Community Center Roof • Multnomah Arts Center Cottages • Peninsula Park Pool • Playground Pieces & Drainage (multiple sites) • Springwater Corridor Bridge #48 • Springwater Corridor Bridge #140 • Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park Irrigation (formerly Lynchview Park) • Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park Playground

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The following Bond projects are in construction and scheduled for completion in the next year: • Creston Park Playground • Matt Dishman Community Center Roof The following Bond projects are scheduled to begin construction in the next year: • Delta Park Urban Forestry Yard • East Portland Community Center ADA • Gabriel Park Playground • Mt. Tabor Yard

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Ongoing reporting and celebrations This report marks five years of annual reporting on the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond’s progress. Past annual reports, as well as this current year’s, are available online. This year the Executive Summary version will be available online only, and it will continue to be provided in both English and Spanish. As the Bond Program work comes to a close with just six projects remaining, PP&R anticipates issuing a final report after those projects are complete. The final report will include the results of a final audit and will not be tied to the fiscal year. Moving forward, the Bond Team’s focus will remain on delivering the promises made to voters in 2014 as well as continued accountability and responsiveness to Portland residents in addressing urgent needs across the city. As Year 5 of the Bond came to a close, the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the community. Although cancelled celebrations, playground closures, and the shuttering of community centers have affected the public’s access to many of the benefits the Bond Program has delivered to the park system, many of Portland’s parks and natural areas remain open and available to support the community’s needs during these challenging times.

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We look forward to the day we can come together again to celebrate the continued implementation of the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond Program and the benefits it has brought and continues to bring to our community.

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The important work of play Esther Arellano Harlow, a Roseway resident, couldn’t be happier with Bond-funded renovations at Glenhaven Park. The park has always been a place where people meet neighbors and kids would play in the mud on rainy days. But the park wasn’t a playground destination. Glenhaven had some of PP&R’s oldest play equipment—dating back to the 1970s. “It felt very hot and exposed during the summer, and it seemed like people didn’t stay long,” Esther recalls. But now, she says, Glenhaven’s playground draws neighbors from across the Roseway, Madison South, and Rose City Park neighborhoods and unifies residents along NE 82nd Avenue. Esther’s participation in the playground redesign began when she attended the first community meeting in February 2018, where everyone had an opportunity to talk about their families’ needs. Two open houses followed, with the second held during New Year in the Park, an annual event in Glenhaven Park organized by neighbors and businesses in the Cambodian, Lao, Thai, and Burmese communities. “I loved that PP&R tied it into this huge communitydriven event as a way to get the final feedback on the design,” she says. Listening to the community helped PP&R ensure that the new playground would be welcoming and accessible to all. Esther voiced her support for playground options for different age groups and for improved accessibility. Although many people expressed a strong desire for the net climber slide, Esther advocated for 39

the other slide to be accessible to all ages and abilities. “I love the way it’s incorporated into the hill and that I can chase my kids across features that don’t require me to do a lot of bending or climbing.” The new playground allows Esther’s kids, ages 3 and 4½, to run and make big body movements. “The topographic features create a natural flow of play, like a river winding around bends,” she says. Her older child is all over the net climber, and the younger one loves running on the wavy walk. It’s not just for the kids though. Esther notes that the balance beam gives her a chance to do some core work. Thanks to the playground and the new community garden, the park “feels more active, rather than a dark, empty space.” Esther believes that the new playground shows that “the City is investing in our community and that children are considered important community members who need special places of their own to meet and do the important work of play.” Of course, to her kids, “it is pure fun.”


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he 2014 Parks Replacement Bond requires annual reporting of expenses incurred by the Bond Program in program administration and in implementing projects. Program expenses generally consist of staff salary and benefits, project consultant fees, project construction costs, Bond issuance costs, and incidental administrative expenses. The incurred expenses are detailed in the Bond Program Expenses section. They are categorized by expense type, including professional services, construction costs, and administrative expenses. Projections on future spending are also included to provide additional insight into Bond Program spending.

Background The Bond Program began accruing expenses in December 2014. Financial accounting codes were created for each project, with each code being defined further by the phase in which the expenses were incurred. Project Managers charge external expenses (e.g., consultant fees) and internal costs (e.g., personnel time) directly to a project’s corresponding accounting code, which allows for an accurate and complete financial record of the spending progression for all Bond projects. Historically, project overhead fees have not been included in the detailed expense categories in the Bond Annual Report. The overhead costs are tracked separately, and a detailed reconciliation report of overhead costs will be provided at the close of the Bond Program. For the purposes of this report, the Bond Program has established the definitions and categorizations, as described in the graphic on the following page for expenses incurred by the Bond Program Team.

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CATEGORY OF EXPENSE Professional Services

Construction Costs

Administrative Expenses

COSTS INCLUDE • Project consultant fees - Design, engineering, and other project consultation services • Parks’ project management staff - Hours coded directly to projects - Hours coded to training, leave, other non-project time • Initial project scoping and management services • Soft construction costs - Permits, PBOT surveys, special reviews, Bureau of Labor and Industries, advertisements, etc. • Hard construction costs - Payments for contracted construction services • Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) disbursements for public art - Compensation for RACC • Public involvement and community outreach • Program support staff • Bond management staff • Office supplies and computer equipment • Office furnishings and configurations for Bond Team space • Professional development, recruitments, and certifications • Bond issuance costs and Bond counsel consultations • City-provided printing and motor pool services • Telecommunications and phone services • Bond costs from issuances, Bond Counsel consultations, and audits

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Bond Program Expenses Through June 2020, the Bond Program incurred a total of $47,372,223 in expenses. These expenses included professional services, construction costs, and administrative expenses. A comprehensive breakdown of these expenses, along with a percentage computation of the categorized expenses vs. aggregate Program expenses, are provided in the following pages. For transparency purposes, administrative expenses have been tracked in several subcategories, including personnel costs for program management and support staff, Bond issuance costs, and various Program expenses. The total of the listed Program expenses does not include overhead costs incurred by the Program and its projects. Overhead costs are captured separately, tracked with Program expenses, and reported as a part of Program spending. Overhead is composed of a fee added to all project personnel hours to cover PP&R’s indirect costs for services, including, among others, office space rental, information technology support, Procurement Services, and City Attorney services. A detailed reconciliation report of overhead expenses will be provided at the close of the Bond Program. Program expenses as of June 30, 2020: $47,372,223 Program spending as of June 30, 2020: $49,036,434* *Program expenses together with overhead

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APPENDIX A

EXPENSES

PA R K S R E P L AC E M E N T B O N D A N N U A L R E P O R T YEAR 5

COSTS YEARS 1–4

YEAR 5

Professional Services

$10,211,709

$1,402,436

$11,614,145

Project Management Staff Salary & Benefits

$2,320,740

$460,871

$2,781,611

Project Management Staff Non-Project Billing

$848,071

$193,315

$1,041,386

Project Consultant Fees

$6,925,047

$748,250

$7,673,297

Initial Project Scoping and Management Services

$117,851

$0

$117,851

Construction Costs

$27,673,345

$5,931,836

$33,605,181

Hard Construction Costs

$25,826,343

$5,667,856

$31,494,199

Soft Construction Costs

$1,331,624

$263,980

$1,595,604

RACC Disbursement

$515,378

$0

$515,378

Administrative Expenses

$1,717,546

$435,351

$2,152,897

Program Management and Support Staff Salary and Benefits

$1,392,435

$358,317

$1,750,752

Bond Issuance Costs

$700

$38,807

$39,507

Bond Audit Costs

$58,735

$0

$58,735

Miscellaneous Administrative Expenses

$265,676

$38,227

$303,903

Office Supplies and Computer Equipment

$11,108

$3,379

$14,487

Training, Certifications and Dues

$14,999

$853

$15,852

Public Involvement and Community Outreach

$134,360

$23,504

$157,864

Furnishing/Construction of Bond Team Space

$46,429

$0

$46,429

Printing

$23,685

$3,788

$27,473

Motor Pool

$4,752

$2,109

$6,861

Telecomm & Phone Service

$30,343

$4,594

$34,937

$39,602,600

$7,769,623

$47,372,223

Total Program Expenditures

TOTAL

%OF TOTAL EXPENSES

24.5%

71%

4.5%

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Individual Project Expenses All projects implemented under the Bond Program are accounted for independently, allowing for the budget and current spending to be tracked throughout the life of each project. The bar graph on the following pages provides a breakdown of all current Bond projects, the project budget allocation, and spend to date for each project through June 30, 2020. In the Project Spending bar graph, projects noted as complete represent completed studies and construction projects that are open to the public. Project spending may continue to occur following construction in order to address warranty and project close out expenses up to two years after construction. Reporting methods Based on the recommendations from the Bond Performance Audit completed in 2019, a Project Funding Log was implemented to track changes to Bond project funding allocations, replacing the previously used notes mechanism. The new tracking tool has proven helpful to the Program as it nears completion and as funding reallocations are made. The Project Funding Log informs several reports for Bond Team members to track project spending, including the monthly Project Spend Report and the Program Work Plan. These reports are also used for annual reporting and are the basis for the project spending information on the following pages. The project budget allocations and spend-to-date figures include all project expenses as well as overhead charges incurred to date.

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APPENDIX A

Project Spending = spend to date

PA R K S R E P L AC E M E N T B O N D A N N U A L R E P O R T YEAR 5

= Bond funding budget

= other funding budget

= Phase 2 project

2

Playgrounds $14,807,009 spend to date; $23,363,062 budgeted $1,789,005 Project completed Couch Park $2,133,515 Creston Park

$903,457 $2,346,287

Kenton Park

$940,628 $968,947

Lents Park

$1,150,364 Project completed $1,471,908

Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park

formerly Lynchview Park

North Park Blocks Ventura Park Gabriel Park2 Gilbert Primary Park2 Glenhaven Park2 Playground Pieces & Drainage2

Project completed

$3,001,757 Project completed $3,720,030 $1,414,748 Project completed $1,598,656 $760,314 Project completed $1,103,719 $396,738 $1,064,679 $1,100,000

$4,200,000 Project completed

$1,540,093 Project completed $1,700,000 $1,845,226 Project completed $3,020,000

Trails & Bridges $4,713,578 spend to date; $6,015,671 budgeted $1,340,555 Project completed Forest Park Bridges $1,526,841 Springwater Corridor Bridge #48 Foley-Balmer Natural Area Bridge2 Marshall Park Bridge2 Springwater Corridor Bridge #1402

$1,942,428 Project completed $2,348,830 $568,417 Project completed $750,000 $606,259 Project completed $750,000 $255,919 Project completed $640,000 46


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Project Spending (continued) = spend to date

= Bond funding budget

Pools $7,776,304 spend to date; $6,930,325 budgeted $2,163,728 Grant Pool Mechanical $1,681,998

APPENDIX A

= other funding budget

= Phase 2 project

2

Project completed

$955,003 Project completed $1,047,914 Peninsula Park $100,196 Project completed Feasibility Study $110,413 Matt Dishman Pool and Spa

$4,557,377 $4,090,000

Peninsula Pool Mechanical2

Protecting Workers $2,117,340 spend to date; $14,472,598 budgeted $1,477,874 Mt. Tabor Yard Delta Park Urban Forestry Yard

$639,466

$10,131,007 $4,341,591

Pioneer Courthouse Square $9,361,621 spend to date; $10,150,000 budgeted Pioneer Courthouse Square Accessibility $2,363,672 spend to date; $2,988,484 budgeted $1,531,830 Project completed Washington Park Rose Garden $1,918,484 East Portland $22,196 Community Center2 $100,000 Mt. Tabor Park $259,973 Project completed Handrails2 $470,000 $549,674 Project completed Multnomah Arts Center Cottages2 $500,000

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Project completed

Project completed $9,361,621 $10,150,000


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Project Spending (continued) = spend to date

= Bond funding budget

= other funding budget

= Phase 2 project

2

Restrooms, Other Urgent Repairs $14,431,520 spend to date; $18,223,588 budgeted $827,180 Project completed Argay Park Tennis Courts $1,067,533 Bloomington Park Restrooms Couch Park Loo Colonel Summers Park Loo

Glenwood Park Restrooms Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park Irrigation formerly Lynchview Park

Mary Rieke Soccer Field Mt. Tabor Summit Restrooms Multnomah Arts Center Seismic Study Multnomah Arts Center Cottages Study Parklane Park Loo Sellwood Pool Bathhouse Roof St. Johns Community Center Roof Ventura Park Loo Wilkes Park Loo

Project completed

$496,172 $577,388

$1,440,854 $1,604,532

Project completed

Project completed

Ed Benedict Park $128,467 Restrooms $100,000 Raymond Park Loo

Project completed

$297,742 $421,842

$339,362 Project completed $533,800 Project completed

$271,304 $391,488

Project completed

$138,512 $179,777

$1,672,495 Project completed $2,173,057 $550,883 $623,984

Project completed

$80,861 Project completed $106,028 $74,311 Project completed $126,896 $358,231 Project completed $597,552 $974,986 Project completed $1,272,539 $1,505,779 Project completed $1,560,733 $554,081 $714,758 $419,863 $546,681

Project completed Project completed

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Project Spending (continued) = spend to date

Fernhill Park Water Supply2 Matt Dishman Community Center Roof2 Matt Dishman Community Center Electrical2 Montavilla Community Center Roof2 Multnomah Arts Center Seismic Repairs2 Pier Park Restrooms2 Sellwood Park Kitchen Roof2

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= Bond funding budget $1,331,334 $1,325,000

APPENDIX A

= other funding budget

Project completed

$177,991 $500,000 $244,840 $250,000

Project completed

$1,027,509 Project completed $1,300,000 $866,118 Project completed $1,000,000 $437,378 Project completed $750,000 $215,267 Project completed $500,000

= Phase 2 project

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Administrative Expenses The Bond Program has established a goal of keeping administrative expenses at less than 10% of total Bond Program spending. Considerable administrative expenses incurred at Program start-up, as expected, and resulted in administrative percentages above 10% for the first ten months of the Bond Program. Overall administrative expenses have stayed well below 10% of total Bond spending since that time, with the accumulative percentage at 4.5% from the start of the Bond through June 30, 2020.

70% Administrative Expenses

60%

50%

40%

The Bond Program Performance Audit was a one-time administrative expense of $58,735, which caused this spike.

30%

This spike was due to a temporary lull in construction.

20%

10%

0%

July

2015

June

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

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In Year 5 of the Program, administrative expenses continued to be a small portion of Program spending. In spring 2020 there was a significant lull in construction as the Program was between large projects, which led to a comparative increase in percentage spent on administrative costs. Overall, Year 5 administrative expenses came in at 5.6%. In Year 4, the Bond Program followed the recommendation of the Bond Performance Audit to revise the method for charging citywide overhead costs to projects. This change did not significantly increase the administrative expenses, and the Program has benefited from the simpler approach to documenting and charging overhead expenses. The following graph illustrates the year-to-year changes the Bond Program has seen in each expense category. The first year reflects administrative start-up costs and a focus on professional services costs at project start-up. In the years since, construction costs have been the majority of expenses, while the administrative expenses and professional services have decreased. Professional Services

23.7%

24.3%

19.4%

18.1%

73.1%

72.4%

76.7%

76.3% Construction

3.2% FY17

3.3% FY18

3.9% FY19

52.2%

38.9%

8.9% FY16

Spending by Category 51

5.6% Administration FY20

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APPENDIX A

PA R K S R E P L AC E M E N T B O N D A N N U A L R E P O R T YEAR 5

Issuance Spending Most of the Bond Program’s funds come from tax-exempt municipal bonds. Since borrowings are at low tax-exempt interest rates, public entities like PP&R are not permitted to generate extra earnings by investing the funds at higher, taxable rates. If Bond interest earnings are higher than the tax-exempt rates, the IRS generally requires the entity to return the overage. However, the entity can keep the extra earnings if it is able to reach certain Bond spend-down targets: 10% spent within six months, 45% within 12 months, 75% within 18 months, and 100% within two years. All spending targets must be met for the exception to apply. The first issuance of the Bond in July 2015 included $26.3 million in tax-exempt funds. Program setup, staff training, and ambitious spending projections caused the first issuance to miss spenddown targets. This issuance has been fully spent. There were no Bond Program Penalty consequences, however, as the interest rates were quite low. Also in July 2015, $2M in taxable funds was issued. That issuance is not obligated to meet spend-down targets. A second issuance of $24.5 million occurred in January 2018. Spending of the second issuance was much lower than anticipated and the spend-down targets were not met due to delays in permitting and construction for several large projects. This issuance is 80% spent as of June 30, 2020. Again, there were no Bond Program penalty consequences as the interest rates were quite low. The third and final issuance of $14.9 million occurred in June 2020. The Program expects to reach the spend-down targets. Over the last five years of Bond spending, interest rates have remained relatively low. Overall interest earnings on unspent bond proceeds have not exceeded levels allowed by the IRS. Moving forward, interest rates will be closely monitored to ensure compliance. All Program spending is projected to conclude in FY 2021–22. In total, Bond proceeds have amounted to $67,849,228. This is the revised spending target for the Program. 52


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$67,849,228 $70 million

$60 million $49,036,434 $50 million

$40 million

$30 million

$20 million

$10 million

FY 2016

FY 2017

FY 2018

FY 2019

FY 2020

Spend to Date Versus Projected Spending Bond Spend-down

= Spend to date

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= Spending projections

FY 2021

FY 2022


APPENDIX B

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Appendix B Phase 1 Project Summaries

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Phase 1 Project Summaries

The Parks Replacement Bond was passed in November 2014 authorizing $68 million in general obligation bonds for repair and replacement projects. The first Bond project list, known as Phase 1, was allocated $47.6 million. These projects are summarized below. The remaining available Bond funding will be spent in Phase 2, as outlined in Appendix C.

Project criteria for the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond The projects for the Phase 1 and Phase 2 Bond project lists were identified as urgent needs and prioritized with the following criteria: 1. Investing in projects that are immediate safety concerns or urgent repairs (urgency = high probability of failure x high consequence of failure). Equity ratings were also applied which factored in a higher rating for diverse communities of color, populations below the poverty level per Census data and youth below 18 years of age. 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.

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APPENDIX B

PA R K S R E P L AC E M E N T B O N D A N N U A L R E P O R T YEAR 5

Couch Park NW Glisan St. & 19th Ave. Project completed

Creston Park SE 44th Ave. & Powell Blvd.

Kenton Park 8417 N Brandon Ave. Project completed

Lents Park 4808 SE 92nd Ave. Project completed

Replace play equipment and correct adjacent Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) deficiencies. Provide and install new play equipment, fall protection surfacing and new fencing as needed to separate the playground from the street and Dog Off Leash Area. Correct ADA deficiencies by renovating parts of the brick plaza walkway between the streets and the restroom. See separate listing under Restrooms and Other Urgent Repairs category for a description of that work at this location. Replace play equipment and correct adjacent ADA deficiencies. Provide and install new play equipment and fall protection surfacing. Provide an ADA accessible path to the playground and the swings from SE Francis Street, and create an accessible parking space. Provide an ADA-compliant drinking fountain and benches. Protect the existing light fixtures and trees. Replace play equipment and correct adjacent ADA deficiencies. Remove and replace outdated play structures, picnic tables, benches, drinking fountain, and pavement adjacent to the restroom. Provide new rubberized play surfacing, drainage, and curbs. Remove existing walkways and replace with ADA-compliant paths between N Delaware Avenue, restroom, and play area. Replace play equipment and correct adjacent ADA deficiencies. Update the play opportunities in the playground. Create accessible circulation between the upper and lower levels of the play area. Replace picnic tables, benches, and the drinking fountain with accessible units. Make ADA corrections to walkways between SE Steele Street parking area, play area, and restroom. Restripe parking area on SE Steele Street for ADA compliance.

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Phase 1 Project Summaries

Playgrounds Replace or build 10 to 20 play structures that are closed, at risk of closure, or deficient


PA R K S R E P L AC E M E N T B O N D A N N U A L R E P O R T YEAR 5

Phase 1 Project Summaries

Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park (formerly Lynchview) SE 167th Ave. & Mill St. Project completed

North Park Blocks NW Park Ave. & Couch St. Project completed

Ventura Park SE 113th Ave. & Stark St. Project completed

APPENDIX B

Provide play equipment and correct adjacent ADA deficiencies. Accommodate a wide range of play for children of all ages. Provide new equipment, rubberized surfacing, benches, picnic table, drinking fountain, trash receptacle, and shade trees. Provide accessible parking stall. Create accessible pathways connecting new parking stall and the park entrances. See separate listing under Restrooms and Other Urgent Repairs category for a description of irrigation work at this park. Update the play area. Remove and replace two aging play structures, a swing set, and rubberized surfacing. Move the lights to just outside the play area to provide more room for play equipment. Remove and replace the buckled, out-of-compliance walkways from the SW and NE corners to the play area. Replace play equipment and correct adjacent ADA deficiencies. Remove and replace outdated play structures and play surface. Install larger play area with rubberized surfacing and subsurface drainage system. Replace pavement buckled by tree roots including bench pads and the bike rack pad. Re-install benches and bike rack. Remove ADA barriers at parking lot. Protect adjacent trees and lighting. See separate listing under Restrooms and Other Urgent Repairs category for a description of that work at this location.

Trails and Bridges Preserve access to natural areas and open spaces by repairing trails and bridges 

Forest Park: Maple Trail Project completed

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Replace the deteriorating existing bridge abutments and construct a new trail bridge across Saltzman Creek. The Maple Trail bridge failed in 2012, creating a gap in a popular walking trail loop. Make minor trail improvements at the bridge approaches.


APPENDIX B

Springwater Corridor SE 45th Ave. & Johnson Creek Blvd. Project completed

Replace two deteriorating trail bridges on the Lower Macleay Trail and one bridge on the Wildwood Trail. Complete minor streambank bioengineering to enhance the health of Balch Creek. Connect the new bridges to existing trails. Fully restore impacted trails to pre-construction condition. Repair one bridge and stabilize the trail. Bridge 48 is located near the Johnson Creek Blvd. trailhead. It is the original wooden trestle bridge with footings in Johnson Creek and needs complete replacement. Additional repairs may be needed to stabilize the bank.

Pools Prevent emergency closures, stop water leaks, improve water conservation and energy efficiency

Grant Pool 2300 NE 33rd Ave. Project completed

Matt Dishman Community Center Pool and Spa 77 NE Knott St. Project completed

Replace outdated mechanical systems and correct pool deck ADA deficiencies. The pool’s mechanical systems date to the 1920s and 1940s, and they need replacement. Overhaul the pool’s mechanical systems, including all plumbing: pumps, pipes, strainer baskets, chemical controllers, sanitation systems, and sand filters. Update pool deck to correct ADA deficiencies, and provide two new pool lifts. Install new boiler, ventilate mechanical room, add UV system, reconfigure main drain, rebuild pool gutters and pool floor. Re-plaster the pool and replace the failing whirlpool spa. Replacing the spa includes full demolition of the existing spa, and construction of a new, reinforced concrete shell with tile overlay. Replace the spa mechanical system, including piping, circulation and therapy jets, filtration system, and chlorine feeders. Add UV filtration system to the spa. Expand capacity of the new spa with System Development Charges (SDC) funding.

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Forest Park: Lower Macleay Trail Project completed

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Phase 1 Project Summaries

Peninsula Park Pool Feasibility Study 700 N Rosa Parks Way Project completed

APPENDIX B

Produce feasibility report to assess the condition of the existing pool systems, and provide recommendations for location of the new mechanical systems. Assumption of report is that Phase 2 of the Bond Program will provide funding to replace pool mechanical systems, including plumbing, pumps, motors, pipes, drains, strainer baskets, chemical controllers, sanitation systems (including a new UV system to reduce chlorine use), filters, and installation of a surge tank. Additional assumption is that funding would be provided to replace the gutters, existing ladders, guard towers, and steps; repaint the pool shell and allow for ADA improvements to the pool deck.

Protecting Workers Improve safety, make critical upgrades, fix leaking roofs, update equipment at maintenance facilities

Mt. Tabor Yard 6437 SE Division St.

Delta Park Urban Forestry Yard 10850 N Denver Ave.

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Construct new shop space per 2008 Master Plan. Design and construct new ~17,000 sq. ft. shop/warehouse and office facility space per the 2008 Master Plan for electric, paint, welding, fencing, facilities maintenance, and carpentry shops. A bicycle/ pedestrian path connecting neighborhoods south of Division Street to Mt. Tabor Park is part of the project and will be funded via System Development Charges. Construct a new covered and secure storage area for large equipment and an enclosed shop building. Project elements include ~9,600 sq. ft. of covered secure equipment storage space, ~3,500 sq. ft. programmed for shop space and controlled storage, restrooms, showers, and lockers, along with demolition of the existing barn, and reconfiguration of the yard to optimize operations.


APPENDIX B

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Phase 1 Project Summaries

Pioneer Courthouse Square Replace failing structures, fix leaks and cracks, make improvements at most-visited park

Pioneer Courthouse Square 701 SW 6th Ave. Project completed

Replace aging infrastructure. Replace the waterproofing membrane that protects the underground occupied spaces. Retrofit the restrooms to meet ADA compliance and to create a new all-user restroom facility. Replace the aging HVAC and central control system components. Remove and replace the skylights to eliminate leaks below them. Provide handrails and other ADA improvements as required by code.

Accessibility Remove access barriers in parks throughout city

Washington Park Rose Garden 4001 SW Canyon Rd. Project completed

Remove ADA barriers from the main promenade extending the length of the Rose Garden. Remove ADA barriers from the ramp connecting the garden to the store plaza and from the path between the store plaza and the ADA parking at the tennis court area. Work included in the promenade aspect of the project includes extensive redesign to eliminate stairs in the center of the garden. Replace drinking fountain.

Restrooms, Other Urgent Repairs Prevent closures, replace and repair restrooms, roofs and other failing structures throughout the system

Argay Park Tennis Courts NE 141st Ave. & Shaver St. Project completed

Rebuild and upgrade all four existing tennis courts. Upgrade lighting. Replace all fencing, nets, and stanchions. Rebuild the playing surface, necessary to eliminate substantial cracking and differential settlement. Replace existing player benches, signage, and drinking fountain. Correct deficiencies in ADA path of travel to the courts from NE 141st Avenue.

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Phase 1 Project Summaries

Bloomington Park Restrooms SE 100th Ave. & Steele St. Project completed

Couch Park Loo NW Glisan St. & 19th Ave. Project completed

Colonel Summers Park Loo SE 17th Ave. & Taylor St. Project completed

Ed Benedict Park Restroom SE 102nd Ave. & Powell Blvd. Project completed

Raymond Park Loo SE 118th Ave. & Raymond St. Project completed

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APPENDIX B

Renovate the existing restroom and correct ADA deficiencies. Demolish interior partitions, and reconfigure interior spaces to provide two all-user restrooms, one of which is to be ADA-compliant. Provide new lighting, floor drains, floor finish, and ADA-compliant fixtures. Provide new roof, and repair and repaint exterior surfaces. Preserve storage closet. Correct ADA deficiencies on walkways between the playground and SE Steele Street, restroom, and playground. Replace curb ramp at SE Steele Street, and stripe for ADA parking at curb ramp. Add a Portland Loo. Convert the existing restroom to provide maintenance and recreation support functions. Extend water, electrical, and sanitary sewer systems to serve new Loo. Correct ADA deficiencies in the pavement immediately surrounding the restroom building and Loo. Refer to the Couch Park Playground project for ADA path-of-travel corrections to NW Glisan and NW Hoyt. Add a Portland Loo. Work with stakeholders to determine the new Loo location and treatment of the existing restroom building. Provide water, electrical, and sanitary sewer systems to serve the new Loo. Provide new ADA-compliant pathways to Loo, pavilion, and splash pad. Eliminate ADA barriers to the restroom near the skatepark. Make minor renovations to the restroom so that it can remain open year-round.

Install a new Portland Loo. Locate new Loo and provide water, electrical and sanitary sewer systems to serve it. Provide ADAcompliant path to the Loo.


APPENDIX B

Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park Irrigation (formerly Lynchview) SE 167th Ave. & Mill St. Project completed

Mary Rieke Soccer Field 1405 SW Vermont St. Project completed

Mt. Tabor Summit Restrooms SE 60th Ave. & Salmon St. Project completed

Multnomah Arts Center Seismic Study 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. Project completed

Renovate existing restrooms and correct ADA deficiencies. Reconfigure interior spaces to provide two all-user, ADA compliant restrooms. Provide new lighting, floor drains, floor finish, and ADA-compliant fixtures. Provide new roof. Repair and repaint exterior. Correct ADA deficiencies to path from SE 89th Avenue by repairing three sections of non-compliant asphalt paving. Replace curb ramp at SE 89th Avenue, and stripe for ADA parking at curb ramp. Replace non-functioning irrigation system. New area-specific irrigation system will provide a high level of water efficiency utilizing a weather based central irrigation control platform. Include irrigation for sports fields and playground area (3 zones), backflow, controller, Maxicom, and all accessory plumbing. Renovate synthetic playing field. Demolish existing field, perform geotechnical investigation to identify drainage and subsidence issues. Correct geotechnical issues, install sub-base and drainage system. Install new synthetic field with furnishings, curbing, and accessible pathway between school and new field. Install conduit to allow lighting in a future phase. Restore summit restrooms and correct ADA deficiencies. Reconfigure interior spaces to provide two all-user restrooms, one of which is to be ADA-compliant. Replace plumbing and electrical systems, finishes, fixtures, lighting, and interior and exterior paint. Replace water service line to pump house. Provide a new roof. Winterize facility for year-round use. Restore exterior faรงade. Improve exterior path by replacing existing asphalt paving and providing fully accessible path from Harvey Scott Drive. Analyze seismic needs for the main building. Develop strategy and cost estimates for addressing the highest priority seismic improvements to the main building that were analyzed in the 2008 Comprehensive Seismic Repair Report.

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Glenwood Park Restrooms SE 87th Ave. & Claybourne St. Project completed

PA R K S R E P L AC E M E N T B O N D A N N U A L R E P O R T YEAR 5


PA R K S R E P L AC E M E N T B O N D A N N U A L R E P O R T YEAR 5

Phase 1 Project Summaries

Multnomah Arts Center Cottages Study 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. Project completed

Conduct a study to assess mitigation options for ADA deficiencies identified at the cottages. Develop a strategy and cost estimate for addressing ADA deficiencies. Consider restrooms, adding a ramp from lower parking lot, and additional ramps to the cottages.

Parklane Park Loo SE 155th Ave. & Main St. Project completed

Install a Portland Loo and correct ADA deficiencies. Locate new Loo near the play area and provide water, electrical, and sanitary sewer systems to serve it. Provide ADA-compliant paths to connect Loo to the sidewalk and the play area.

Sellwood Pool Bathhouse Roof SE Miller St. & 7th Ave. Project completed

St. Johns Community Center Roof 8427 N Central Ave. Project completed

Ventura Park Loo SE 113th Ave. & Stark St. Project completed

Wilkes Park Loo NE 154th Ave. & Beech St. Project completed

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Replace bathhouse roof. Match historic character of the building. Make diaphragm and seismic improvements as required. Rebuild or replace deteriorated roof windows and windows on the pool side of the structure. Make minor improvements to exterior brick work. Make various repairs at this 1940s facility. Install a new roof covering: strip the roof, make needed repairs to the decks, install ice and snow shield on the low slopes, and install a high efficiency roof. Make seismic upgrades as required by code. Resolve various HVAC issues: remove two unit heaters from the gym; replace with roof top gas heating and air conditioning units; replace AC-1, 2, 3, and 4; modify duct work to classroom served by AC-1 providing both return and supply; replace central control monitoring system throughout the building. Install a Portland Loo. Locate Loo near the play area and provide water, electrical, and sanitary sewer systems to serve it. Provide ADA-compliant connections to the sidewalk and the play area. See separate listing under the Playground category. Install a Portland Loo. Work with stakeholders to select the best location near the play area. Provide water, electrical, and sanitary sewer systems to serve the Loo. Provide ADA-compliant connections to the sidewalk and the play area.


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Phase 2 Project Summaries

The Parks Replacement Bond Phase 2 projects described below were identified in the second year of the Bond. Together the Phase 1 and Phase 2 projects meet the obligations of the original Bond language by providing a slate of projects that meet the spending and thematic obligations outlined in the measure. The Phase 2 list was developed with information sourced in asset management assessments, the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond project criteria, equity ratings, cost estimates, public outreach, and City Council approval.

Playgrounds Replace or build 10 to 20 play structures that are closed, at risk of closure, or deficient (at least $5M for the life of the Bond). Accomplished by Bond Phase 1: $9.7M spent, 7 playgrounds Required for Bond Phase 2: 3 playgrounds

Gabriel Park SW 45th Ave. & Vermont St.

Gilbert Primary Park SE 134th Ave. & Foster Rd. Project completed

Glenhaven Park 7900 NE Siskiyou St. Project completed

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Replace play structures and surfaces, and correct ADA deficiencies. Remove and replace existing play equipment and fall protection surfacing to provide an inclusive play space. Make path of travel improvements between parking area and playground by removing and replacing park walkway. Provide site grading as needed. Replace drinking fountain. If budget allows, provide stair access to Vermont Street and consider ADA upgrades to the restrooms. Expanded play areas to provide Destination Inclusive Play will be funded by System Development Charges. Replace play structures (including a slide that tested positive for lead paint) and surfaces. Correct ADA deficiencies. Remove and replace existing play equipment and fall protection surfacing. Provide a safe play space. Make path-oftravel improvements between adjacent streets and playground by removing existing wood chip path and replacing it with an ADAcompliant asphalt pathway. Provide site grading as needed. Replace play structures and surfaces and correct ADA deficiencies. Remove and replace existing play equipment and fall protection. Make path-of-travel improvements from sidewalk to playground by removing and replacing park walkway. Provide site grading as needed.


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Play Pieces Project completed

Drainage Project completed

Replace play equipment that needs repair and/or has tested positive for lead-based paint. All play pieces with lead-based paint in the park system have been removed or fenced off and designated for removal. Due to limited funds, equipment with high play value such as slides, swings, and whirls has been prioritized for replacement first. Albert Kelly, Argay, Berkeley, Bloomington, Colonel Summers, Flavel, Fulton, Hancock, Irving, Knott, Laurelhurst, Mt. Tabor, Pendleton, Sewallcrest, University Park, Washington, Wilkes, Wilshire, and Woodstock Parks. Make drainage improvements or replace engineered wood fiber (ADA-approved wood chips). Burlingame, Clinton, Harney, Patton Square, Peninsula, Pier, Portsmouth, South Park Blocks, Sunnyside School, and Woodlawn Parks.

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Phase 2 Project Summaries

Playground Pieces & Drainage Replace play equipment that needs repair and/or has tested positive for lead-based paint (up to $3M designated for Phase 2. A minimum of 30 parks will be completed).


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Phase 2 Project Summaries

Trails and Bridges Preserve access to natural areas and open spaces by repairing bridges and trails (at least $5M during the life of the Bond). Accomplished by Bond Phase 1: $3.73M spent Required for Bond Phase 2: $1.26M

Foley-Balmer Natural Area SW 18th Place & Collins St. Project completed

Marshall Park SW Boones Ferry Rd. & Arnold St. Project completed

Springwater Corridor Bridge #140 (by SE Circle Ave./Powell Butte) Project completed

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Replace the bridge allowing access in Foley-Balmer Natural Area. There is currently no built access across Tryon Creek in Foley-Balmer Natural Area. This project site is within an Environmental Protection Zone, and will require an Environmental Land Use Review, review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and potential review by other state and federal agencies depending on impacts to the site. Replace the bridge allowing access across Owl Creek. The existing bridge is closed to the public due to poor structural condition. This project site is within an Environmental Protection Zone, and will require an Environmental Land Use Review, review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and potential review by other state and federal agencies depending on impacts to the site. Remove and replace existing timber bridge deck with longwearing and slip-resistant asphalt deck. Current decking is hazardous to use during rainy conditions.


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Accomplished by Bond Phase 1: $3M spent Required for Bond Phase 2: $2M

Peninsula Park Pool 700 N Rosa Parks Way Project completed

Update all pool mechanical and circulation systems in order to meet code and improve water quality. Address accessibility barriers so more users can enjoy the pool. This pool was built in 1912, and most of the existing mechanical systems date to the mid-20th century. Systems do not meet current code and are highly inefficient.

Accessibility Remove access barriers in parks; recent report found tens of thousands of barriers across park system (up to $5M during the life of the Bond). Accomplished by Bond Phase 1: $2.3M spent Required for Bond Phase 2: B  ond obligation met; additional ADA improvements with Phase 2 projects

East Portland Community Center ADA Issues 740 SE 106th Ave.

Mt. Tabor Park Handrails SE 60th Ave. and Salmon St. Project completed

Multnomah Arts Center Cottages 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. Project completed

Address ADA issues identified in 2014 ADA Transition Plan barriers report. This project will address known barriers located in the entry area of the Community Center.

Replace and provide ADA-compliant handrails for the grand staircase in the northeast corner of the park. This project will occur in conjunction with the installation of new handrails toward the top of this staircase (funded by System Development Charges). Improve accessibility. These cottages are currently used and programmed by PP&R. Project scope will be based on the feasibility study performed in Phase 1 of the Bond.

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Pools Prevent emergency closures, stop water leaks, improve water conservation and energy efficiency (at least $5M during the life of the Bond).


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Phase 2 Project Summaries

Restrooms, Other Urgent Repairs At least $5M. Accomplished by Bond Phase 1: $8.9M spent Required for Bond Phase 2: B  ond obligation met; additional repairs with Phase 2 projects.

Fernhill Park Water Supply 6010 NE 37th Ave. Project completed

Matt Dishman Community Center Roof 77 NE Knott St.

Matt Dishman Community Center Electrical 77 NE Knott St. Project completed

Montavilla Community Center Roof 8219 NE Glisan St. Project completed

Multnomah Arts Center Seismic Repairs 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. Project completed

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Remove lead in water supply. Current potable water fixtures have been closed. Project scope includes a reconfiguration of the plumbing to eliminate lead-contaminated features as well as a new potable water service. Project will occur in conjunction with restroom renovation and splash pad installation (funded by System Development Charges). This project will replace the leaking roof at Matt Dishman Community Center. Install a new roof, make needed repairs to the decks.

This project will replace parts of the electrical system. The improvements will increase both the reliability and the safety of the electrical system that is more than 40 years old.

Replace roof. Montavilla Community Center was built in the 1920s with several improvements and expansions occurring since. The roof is beyond its service life, and its replacement has become a high priority.

Make seismic repairs to the main building. Project scope will be based on the feasibility study performed in Phase 1 of the Bond. The primary goal of the improvements is to provide a structure that allows patrons to exit the building safely should a seismic event occur.


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Sellwood Park Kitchen Roof SE Miller St. & 7th Ave. Project completed

Demolish existing restroom (aka the “tin shed”) near the intersection of N Bruce St. and James Ave. Install new Portland Loo in same location. There will be several ADA upgrades as well: re-grade pathway to new Loo, install new drinking fountain, and make area around information board accessible. Replace the roof. In recent years, a complete electrical system and appliance renovation occurred, and the structure is frequently permitted for use. Replacement of the roof will ensure the kitchen’s continued viability.

The following Bond projects are underway or completed. Protect Workers Improve safety, make critical upgrades; fix leaking roofs, update equipment at maintenance facilities (up to $10M during the life of the Bond). Accomplished by Bond Phase 1: $10M spent Required for Bond Phase 2: Bond obligation met

Pioneer Courthouse Square Replace failing structures, fix leaks and cracks, make improvements at our most visited park—10 million visits annually (up to $10M during the life of the Bond). Accomplished by Bond Phase 1: $10M spent Required for Bond Phase 2: Bond obligation met

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Pier Park Restroom 10325 N Lombard St. Project completed

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