Providing for Our Future
In addition to addressing the needs of today, Parks Bond Measure 34-156 will make cost-effective investments for our future. The bond includes funding to purchase property for future parks, trails and facilities at today's lower prices, offering potential savings in the millions of dollars. The Parks Bond would also make strategic improvements throughout the District to connect neighborhoods, nature and people, creating a parks system that would truly serve everyone in the community.
Natural Area and Wildlife Habitat Preservation
Growth puts incredible pressure on the natural areas and habitat that help define our part of Oregon. Parks Bond Measure 34-156 would preserve additional natural areas (such as wetlands, forests, and stream corridors) through land acquisition and restoration/enhancement work. Natural areas provide habitat for fish and wildlife and improve water quality.
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The bond measure would provide funds to purchase land and develop new trails and trail connections throughout the district. Not only would this expand user access to nature, it would make important pedestrian and bicycle connections throughout neighborhoods and between communities.
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Park Additions and Upgrades
Existing neighborhood and community parks would be improved, including sports fields, picnic areas, pathways, and play equipment. The Parks Bond would also be used to purchase and develop land for new neighborhood and community parks.
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Building Expansions and Facility Upgrades
Certain buildings would be expanded to ease crowding and accommodate new services for users of every age, across the Park District. The Parks Bond would also renovate and rehabilitate facilities, including play structures and bridges and boardwalks, and make critical safety, seismic, and disabled access improvements.
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Athletics and Aquatics
To ease crowding and provide more athletic opportunities, additional youth athletic fields will be developed and existing fields will get new synthetic surfaces. Swim facilities will receive upgrades and two new splash parks will be added.
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