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The Fields Groundbreaking March 6th

Posted By Kate Washington on February 25, 2012

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Construction Celebration for Pearl’s Newest City Park
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) will hold a public celebration as construction begins on the newest city park, The Fields.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 6, 3:00-4:15 PM
WHERE: NW 10th & Overton

The 3.2-acre park will include a children’s area, dog park, large (1 acre) lawn, sitting areas, strolling paths, picnic tables, landscaping, and a Portland Loo restroom facility. The Fields is situated within the Hoyt Street Yards portion of the Pearl District Neighborhood Association (PDNA).
Salem’s R&R General Contractors, owned and supervised by Jesse Rodriguez, will build the park. The project is scheduled for completion in 2013.
Portland Parks Commissioner Nick Fish and PP&R Director Mike Abbaté will speak at the event. Numerous neighbors, community, and civic leaders are expected to attend.
“We are excited to build this new urban green space, the third in a sequence of parks in the Pearl District,” said Commissioner Fish. “It’s a win-win: a new recreation area for families, and much-needed construction jobs for our community.”
Portland Parks & Recreation wants to recognize the project advisory committee members Keith Thomajin,Patricia Gardner, Lisa Hamilton, Anita Kissee-Wilder, Catherine Levi, Steve Pinger, Linda Salinsky, Jillian Smith, and Steve Young for their efforts in seeing the park through the planning process. Special thanks also go to Tiffany Sweitzer and all area neighbors and stakeholders.
This is the third park that was outlined in the Portland River District Park System Urban Design Framework Study (January 2001). The study included planning and design concepts for four parks within the Urban renewal Area (URA) located between NW 10 and 11 Avenues, beginning at NW Johnson. The four parks include Jamison Square (completed 2002), Tanner Springs (completed 2005), The Fields, and a potential Riverfront Park. The Fields is situated within the Hoyt Street Yards portion of the Pearl District Neighborhood Association (PDNA).
The Fields project web page:

Author: Kate Washington

Kate is the PDNA's Communication Committee chair leader.

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