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Improvements coming to East Portland parks - May 31, 2012

By David Nguyen


We’d like to share some exciting news.  Portland Parks & Recreation will be reaching more E205 Initiative milestones this summer:

 

East Portland Community Center


A new playground will feature play equipment for children ranging in age from 2 to 12 years old.  Many portions of the new play equipment will be constructed with environmentally responsible, recycled materials such as milk jugs and scrap steel. Play features are designed with physical and social development in mind, and comply with all safety and accessibility standards. They include slides, swings, a jungle gym, climbing structures, and more!  We anticipate that construction will be complete by the end of summer.

 

East Holladay Park


Parks will begin building a new playground with a soft surface this summer.  The playground will feature play equipment for children ranging in age from 2 to 12 years old.  Features include a giant ladybug climbing shell, slide, in-line and infant swings, climbing structures, and a jungle gym.  Elements will bring to mind a rainbow, or perhaps the dramatic beauty of a peacock tail, with plenty of space to run and play!


Lynchwood Park


Soft surface paths, fenced dog off-leash area, crisp new signage, new park benches and a drinking fountain are part of the planned improvements.

 

Argay Park

 

Crews will install a new drinking fountain near the dog off-leash area and three new benches.


Glenfair Park


Parks crews will install a soft surface trail, several park benches, and picnic tables.  Work is expected to begin this summer or fall. 


Gilbert Primary Park


Parks workers have installed trail distance markers to keep track of your physical activity. Parks visitors can now enjoy the crisp, new park signs.


Cherry Park


A section of soft-surface path and two new park benches will be installed.


We hope to see you this summer at the park!

 

Improvements in store for East Portland parks

James Mayer in The Oregonian