North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD) has been awarded $1.7 million in grants and Local Share dollars to help complete funding for the new park planned on the Concord Property in Oak Lodge.
The nearly 2-acre park will be developed alongside a community center and the new Oak Lodge Library. The park will provide opportunities for inclusive recreation and connections to nature, including a nature-based play area, a multi-use playfield, picnic areas, restrooms, walking paths, benches, and a plaza for performances and programs.
The $1.7 million in needed funds comes from two sources:
- Metro: $1.2 million in Local Share funding from the 2019 voter-approved parks and nature bond. The funds will be used to develop the nature-based playground, picnic shelter and restrooms.
- Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD): $500,373 through the voter-approved, state lottery funded Local Government Grant Program (LGGP). These funds will also be used for the nature-based playground.
“Thanks to the support of Metro and OPRD, and the hard work of staff, we are able to fully fund the new playground and bring the community’s vision for this park to life,” said NCPRD Deputy Director Dominic Cortinas. ”We are extremely proud to be able to provide a beautiful new playground and greenspace, along with more opportunities for outdoor recreation for all of our district residents.”
The total cost of the park project, estimated to be just over $2.4 million, is funded by the NCPRD General Fund, System Development Charges, Local Share funds and grants. Construction is expected to begin in late fall 2023 and to be completed by spring 2025. For more information, visit the NCPRD website.
Photos courtesy of North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District