The Portland Parks and Recreation Bureau has initiated the next phase of the Washington High School Community Center project. The scope of the project is to develop a new community center in inner-southeast Portland that will serve people of all ages and abilities and accomodate a wide range of activities that promote health and wellness, arts/culture and social interactions. The center components will be determined through feasibility studies and market analysis. The design will likely include a community center, an aquatics center, outdoor recreation facilities and parking. The land purchased from PPS by Portland Parks and Recreation includes 4.5 total acres on the Washington/Monroe High School site (An L-shaped area at SE Stark and SE 12th, not including the High School building). You can view the Advisory Committee report from 2004 at http://www.portland online.com/ parks/index. cfm?c=49531&. It’s the basis for our continued efforts. Continue reading “Washington High School Community Center”
If you are interested in getting involved with creating a community center to serve our inner-southeast neighborhood, this meeting is a great place to start!
Washington Monroe Community Center Open House!!!
Thursday, April 9th
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Central Catholic High School
2401 SE Stark St
After much work and anticipation – Portland Parks & Recreation has secured funding to begin to identify the needs, impacts and feasibility of developing a full service community center at the site of the old Washington Monroe High School.
This event will Kick-Off the formation of the Advisory Committee and provide information to the community about how you can play a role in shaping and supporting this new facility.
RSVPs are welcome, but not necessary!
Community Engagement and Public Involvement Manager
Portland Parks and Recreation
Things are starting to move again on our long held plans to develop an inner Southeast Community Center at the former Washington/Monroe High School site near SE 12th & Alder. The Parks Bureau is setting up a citizen advisory committee to guide the next phase of the project. All meetings will be open to the public. See below for details.
Portland Parks assembles Advisory Committee to oversee Community Center at Washington Monroe High School
Individuals with experience in recreation program development, with financial backgrounds and with experience in assessing or mitigating community impacts are encouraged to apply.
P.S. Despite what the Parks Bureau press release indicates (see above link), the HAND neighborhood has been working on this project in concert with Buckman and other neighborhoods for a long time.