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Portland Parks and Recreation has begun to shape the future of the South Park Blocks; one of Portland’s oldest and most popular parks. Rows of tall trees, native plantings, and colorful roses will remain key features, while we consider updates to make the blocks more welcoming and accessible for all visitors.
This 12-block greenspace stretches north from the campus of Portland State University, serving as a front yard for residents and businesses of the Cultural District. The park hosts vibrant community events and programs for Portlanders and regional visitors throughout the year.
A vision is needed to address challenges and changes in the park:
How can we best protect and enhance the tree canopy?
What improvements will make the blocks more welcoming and accessible for all visitors?
How can we retain the character of this greenspace while enhancing connections for walkers, cyclists and transit riders?
What changes will support vibrant community events like the Portland Farmers Market throughout the year?
Your feedback will help refine the concepts into a preferred park design. The preferred design will be shared for community review and comment next spring.
The master plan will create a vision for the South Park Blocks that:
Over the next year, we will be performing technical investigations of the park and seeking your ideas and input to develop design options and plan recommendations. The three phases of the master planning process are shown below.
Do you have ideas to improve the South Park Blocks? We want to hear from you! Your thoughts and suggestions are an important part of the process. Click here and sign up to receive email updates and learn about future opportunities to participate.
Tate White, Project Manager
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Barbara Hart, Community Engagement Representative
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