Planning for Milwaukie Riverfront Park began in earnest in 1998 with the establishment of the Milwaukie Riverfront Board. The Downtown and Riverfront Land Use Framework Plan, adopted in 2000, identified development of the Riverfront Park "Living Room" as a high priority project.
Planning for the current park design began in 2005 with a survey to determine what components the community would like to see included in the park. City Council approved of the preliminary plan in 2006, and approved a contract with David Evans and Associates (DEA) for final design. The design for what will become the City’s “Living Room” was developed by DEA and was approved by the Milwaukie Design and Landmarks Committee and Milwaukie Planning Commission in 2010.
The existing site contains a boat launch, parking areas and a small restroom. The completed park design will include new parking areas north and south of Kellogg Creek, a play area for children, one large and one small restroom facility, an amphitheater for performances, a festival lawn, two overlooks for river viewing and pathways for pedestrians and bikers. View the approved park design here.
Director of Parks and Sustainability
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