Yesterday, Oregonian reporter Daniel Moran highlighted the completion of our E205 initiative.
E205 brought much-needed parks improvements to our underserved neighborhoods in East Portland. 40% of Portland families with children live in East Portland neighborhoods, but there were fewer parks for them to enjoy.
Last week, Portland Parks & Recreationstaff were proud to present the completion of E205 at City Council.
The Oregonian spoke with East Portland neighbors, who are thrilled with the changes. Hazelwood resident Linda Robinson shared that “these parks are available in a way that they weren’t before… they get used when just those simple, basic amenities are added.”
Park upgrades included playgrounds, drinking fountains, surface trails, and much more.
Over the last 18 months, E205 has brought new life to 12 parks in East Portland.
Now, our East Portland neighbors and their children can enjoy our Gold Medal parks system.
Learn more about E205 online.
Portland Parks & Recreation completes 18-month E205 Initiative to refurbish parks in East Portland
Daniel Moran in The Oregonian
Parks announces E205 Initiative completion
Mark Ross in the Mid-county Memo
Eastside Parks get $800,000 makeover
Jennifer Anderson in the Portland Tribune
East Portland Parks Project Invest Record Funds in Under-Developed Greenspaces
Lisa Loving of The Skanner News