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2019–20

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Dear Portlanders, We are happy to report that 46 of the 52 Bond projects have been completed, with the remaining six projects underway. Your investment has been used wisely. 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 more accessible playground at Glenhaven Park. • Construction wrapped up on the installation of new play pieces and drainage repairs at over 30 parks. Sadly, 2020 started off with the loss of our colleague and beloved Parks Commissioner, Nick Fish. And then COVID-19 hit. With some adaptations, Bond projects stayed on track. Construction began on a new playground for Creston Park, and we completed a new playground at Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park, 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. Now, our parks and open spaces are even more precious than ever, serving as shared public spaces to exercise our bodies, our minds, and our voices. 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 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

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46 Projects completed

Glenhaven Park playground opening celebration

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Projects underway

Peninsula Pool opening celebration

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Current projects ahead of or on schedule Marshall Park bridge construction

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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

Accessibility

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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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Trails and Bridges

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

University Park

Washington Park Rose Garden Washington Park 26

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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RI VE R Delta Park Urban Forestry Yard

The 2014 Parks Replacement Bond targets PP&R’s most critical needs in parks, community centers, and facilities throughout the city.

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Woodlawn Park

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

Patton Square Park

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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.

Fernhill Park

Peninsula Park

=B  ond projects completed = Bond projects under construction in 2020–21 = Additional Investments

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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Wilshire Park

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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Glenhaven Park Knott Park

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Hancock Park 84

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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More than one million trees and growing Frank Krawcyzk, a tree inspector and arborist with PP&R’s Urban Forestry for 22 years, remembers his surprise on his first day on the job when he learned that the City was using an old dairy barn as a shop. “It has some character but some significant drawbacks,” he says. The new shop “will be a big step forward and an improvement for worker health and safety,” he says. “Urban Forestry will be better prepared to respond to tree emergencies.” He adds, “Now I finally feel that my work as a City employee is valued…” Read Frank’s story at ParksReplacementBond.org

More to trails than just recreation Dave Manville, a SWTrails board member, notes that the new Bond-funded bridges in the Foley-Balmer Natural Area and Marshall Park are not just for recreation. “The bridges and the surrounding trails and greenways make up a network for casual walks and getting to important activity centers such as bus stops.” “You see all sorts of people—hikers, runners, dog walkers, families,” Mike Charles, chair of the Marshall Park Neighborhood Association says. “Having these natural trails within the city limits is amazing, especially during the stay-closeto-home restrictions of COVID-19. The parks and trails are being used more than ever…” Read Dave and Mike’s story at ParksReplacementBond.org

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She didn’t seek the limelight With Lynchview Park already slated for improvements, it was only fitting that its name also be updated. The new name is Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park. Verdell and her husband, Otto, were leaders of the Oregon NAACP and helped pass the Public Accommodations Act in 1953, which outlawed discrimination in public places. 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…” Read Charlotte’s story at ParksReplacementBond.org

The important work of play Esther Arellano Harlow, a Roseway resident, couldn’t be happier with Bondfunded 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. “It felt very hot and exposed during the summer, and it seemed like people didn’t stay long,” Esther recalls. The new playground shows 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…” Read Esther’s story at ParksReplacementBond.org

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Playgrounds

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

Expected Completion Done 2020 2021 Done Done Done Done Done Done Done Done

Trails and Bridges

Foley-Balmer Natural Area• Forest Park: Lower Macleay Trail• Forest Park: Maple Trail• Marshall Park• Springwater Corridor Bridge #48• Springwater Corridor Bridge #140•

Done Done Done Done Done Done

Pools

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

Done Done Done Done

Protecting Workers

Mt. Tabor Yard• Delta Park Urban Forestry Yard•

PCS • Project completed 7

Construction

Design

Performance

Permits and Contracting

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Pioneer Courthouse Square•

• Project behind schedule

• Project ahead of or on schedule

2021 2021 Done


3 ahead of or on schedule

Accessibility

East Portland Community Center• Mt. Tabor Park Handrails• Multnomah Arts Center Cottages• Washington Park Rose Garden•

Restrooms, Other Urgent Repairs

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

• Project behind schedule

Expected Completion

Design

3 behind schedule

Construction

46 completed

Permits and Contracting

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

• Project ahead of or on schedule 8


LOOKING FORWARD The COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily changed the way Portlanders interact with our parks and community centers, but throughout the crisis, Bond work has continued. In the coming year, PP&R will continue to work to deliver the promises made to voters in 2014 as the final Bond projects move towards completion. We look forward to the day we can come together again to celebrate the benefits the investment in the Bond program has brought to our community.

Marshall Park bridge

To read the full Annual Report, visit ParksReplacementBond.org Note: Information in this report is accurate as of June 30, 2020

Profile for Portland Parks & Recreation

Parks Replacement Bond Annual Report - Executive Summary - English - 2019-20  

Parks Replacement Bond Annual Report - Executive Summary - English - 2019-20