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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

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

    Today, Gresham has six undeveloped parks that typically include open space or natural areas and do not have recreational amenities. Two of the six parks are classified as "community parks" that serve the entire city and provide recreation for all age groups, from easy picnicking and walking to active sports and play areas. This survey is part of an effort to learn more about what the community envisions for Gresham's two undeveloped community park sites: Southeast Community Park and Southwest Community Park.

    Parks surveys

    Take the community park survey, open until Aug. 15.

    Take the neighborhood park questionnaires below to provide feedback.

    Columbia View Neighborhood Park questionnaire

    East Gresham Neighborhood Park questionnaire

    Jenne Butte Neighborhood Park questionnaire

    Southeast Neighborhood Park questionnaire

    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
    10:00 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 this meeting.

    Read more about East Gresham Park.

    Take the East Gresham Neighborhood Park user questionnaire to provide input that will help make decisions about future design and development of this undeveloped park site.

    Southeast Community Park - June 18 Meeting

    Southeast Community Park Planning Discussion
    6:00 pm, Tuesday, June 18
    Southeast Community Park, 5600 SE Salquist Road (meet off SE Jasmine Way)

    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 this meeting.

    Read more about Southeast Community Park.

    Take the Community Park Survey, open until August 15.

    Southeast Neighborhood Park - June 20 Meeting

    Southeast Neighborhood Park Planning Discussion
    6:30 pm, Thursday, June 20
    Southeast Neighborhood Park, 3003 SE Barnes Road (meet at the corner of SE 30th and Barnes Road) 

    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 this meeting.

    Read more about Southeast Neighborhood Park.

    Take the Southeast Neighborhood Park user questionnaire to provide input that will help make decisions about future design and development of this undeveloped park site.

    Jenne Butte Neighborhood Park – July 20 Meeting

    Jenne Butte Park Planning Discussion
    10:00 am, 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.

    Take the Jenne Butte Neighborhood Park user questionnaire to provide input that will help make decisions about future design and development of this undeveloped park site.

    Southwest Community Park – July 25 Meeting

    Southwest Community Park Planning Discussion
    6:00 pm, Thursday, July 25
    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.

    Take the Community Park Survey, open until August 15.

    Columbia View Neighborhood Park - Aug. 12 Meeting

    Columbia View Neighborhood Park Planning Discussion
    6:30 pm, Monday, Aug. 12
    Columbia View Neighborhood Park, 1000 NE 169th Avenue

    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.

    Take the Columbia View Neighborhood Park user questionnaire to provide input that will help make decisions about future design and development of this undeveloped park site.

  • 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.

    Contact

    Tina Osterink, Natural Resources Planner, Urban Design and Planning, 503-618- 2392 or Tina.Osterink@GreshamOregon.gov