Portlanders' satisfaction with Parks services has increased steadily year by year, although results did show that across Portland, certain neighborhoods rate their parks and services they receive more highly than others.
The survey also reinforced the need to focus on certain areas for park development. East Portland, for example, is a priority area for Nick and the Parks team - compared to 11% citywide, 26% of East Portland residents report having never visiting a park near their home.
Earlier this year, Council approved three master plans for East Portland parks- Parklane, Beech, and Clatsop Butte - and this week Parks announced the acquisition of property to make these plans a reality. The Parks 2020 Vision includes the goal of ensuring a park within half a mile of every Portlander, and these three parks will help make bring this Vision to life.
Congratulations to Director Zari Santner and the incredible team at the Parks Bureau for this recognition of all the great work they're doing!