Planning for Parks

  • The City Council is exploring ways to expand and improve Gresham’s park system.

    The project “Parks Facilities, Assets and Opportunities” is a multi-year Council Work Plan item.

    Designing undeveloped parks – summer/fall 2019

    This City is creating plans for Gresham’s undeveloped neighborhood and community parks. Community meetings are planned this year for each park.

    Attend a meeting

    Join us at a concept planning discussion to share your ideas and aspirations for these six undeveloped parks.

  • East Gresham Neighborhood Park – June 1 Meeting

    East Gresham Park Planning Discussion
    10:30 am, Saturday, June 1
    East Gresham Park, 237 SE Williams Road

    East Gresham Neighborhood Park is a 5.6-acre site located in the Powell Valley Neighborhood. This park a heavily forested natural area with the northeast fork of Kelly Creek running through the west end of the park.

    Read more about East Gresham Park.

    Jenne Butte Neighborhood Park – July 20 Meeting

    Jenne Butte Park Discussion
    Time TBD, Saturday, July 20
    Jenne Butte Park, 2358 SW Border Way

    Jenne Butte Neighborhood Park is a 6.7-acre site located in the Southwest Neighborhood. There are significant springs, wetlands and the Jenne Creek headwaters at this site.

    Read more about Jenne Butte Neighborhood Park.

    Southwest Community Park – July 18 and 20 Meetings

    Southwest Community Park Discussion at the Southwest Neighborhood Association meeting
    7:00 pm, Thursday, July 18
    City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway

    Southwest Community Park Discussion
    Time TBD, Saturday, July 20
    Southwest Community Park, 3333 W. Powell Boulevard

    Southwest Community Park is a 34.1-acre site located in the Centennial Neighborhood. The park provides valuable wildlife and fish habitat as it is situated next to the Fairview Creek Headwaters with views of Grant Butte, Jenne Butte and Mt. St. Helens.

    Read more about Southwest Community Park.

    Southeast Community Park

    Southeast Community Park is a 16.1-acre site in the Kelly Creek Neighborhood. The park is undeveloped with a view of Mt. Hood. The park contains Kelly Creek, a wetland, steep rolling slopes and riparian forest.

    Read more about Southeast Community Park.

    Southeast Neighborhood Park

    Southeast Neighborhood Park is a 6.5-acre site located in the southern portion of the Kelly Creek Neighborhood. This park is tucked away in a heavily forested area off Highway 26 and has wetlands on-site.

    Read more about Southeast Neighborhood Park.

    Columbia View Neighborhood Park

    Columbia View Neighborhood Park is a 7.5-acre site located next to H.B. Lee Middle School in the Wilkes East Neighborhood. The natural area features a large, sloping, grassy field.

    Read more about Columbia View Neighborhood Park.

  • Additional parks projects and efforts

    The Council Work Plan also includes:

    The City will continue to assess the community’s priorities and explore the idea of a community center, including funding and partnership opportunities.


    Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner, Urban Design and Planning, 503-618- 2392 or