North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District and North Clackamas School District are Moving Forward on Strategic Partnership with Modifications to Original Agreement

Jan 5, 2018 – North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District and North Clackamas School District are moving forward with an amended Strategic Partnership agreement following a period of due diligence since the original agreement was approved last spring. In the modified agreement, the School District will receive Hood View Park; in exchange, the Parks District will receive Concord Elementary School in Oak Grove, Wichita Elementary School in Milwaukie, Clackamas Elementary School in unincorporated Clackamas County and cash, valuing a total of $18.7 million.

After further inspection of the properties, the Parks District opted not to acquire the School District’s former administration building on Lake Road due to limited potential for facility use. In place of the Lake Road building, acquisition of Wichita Elementary School and Clackamas Elementary School were negotiated into the agreement (along with previously agreed upon Concord Elementary School).

The amended Strategic Partnership agreement includes the following terms:

  • School District buys Hood View Park for $18.7 M
  • Parks District buys Concord Elementary School for $1.59 M
  • Parks District buys Clackamas Elementary School for $1.7 M
  • Parks District buys Wichita Elementary School for $1.37 M
  • Parks District receives approximately $14 M in cash equivalents

Benefits of the partnership include:

  • Provides the School District with the needed sports fields for the planned development of the new high school, converted from Rock Creek Middle School
  • Hood View Park stays in the community to provide students with athletic fields, and will continue to serve as a venue for sports programming and league rentals during non-school use times
  • Decentralizes the Park District’s capital currently held in Hood View Park and frees up annual SDC revenue to allow for more investment in underserved areas throughout the District
  • Opportunity for Concord Elementary School, Wichita Elementary School and Clackamas Elementary School to be revitalized and repurposed for public uses

“This partnership is a fantastic example of the benefits that can occur when public entities work collaboratively to support the students and families within our community,” said Matt Utterback, the School District’s Superintendent.

Under a separate agreement being considered, the Parks District and School District will each continue current “status quo” management of Wichita Elementary School and Hood View Park until 2020 and 2021 respectively.  This arrangement will maintain continuity of uses for programs and tenants until such time as these facilities are needed for future purposes.  Management of Concord and Clackamas schools will be assumed by the Parks District immediately upon transfer of the properties.

“This collaborative agreement will help to further increase recreational opportunities and quality of life for residents through new indoor community centers and open spaces in multiple strategic locations throughout both districts,” said Scott Archer, Director of the Parks District.

North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District and North Clackamas School District are dedicated to a thorough and transparent public engagement process. Residents and community groups are invited to participate and provide comments in person at the following public Board meetings, or by submitting written comments to info@ncprd.com or (503) 742-4348.

  • 11, 7 p.m. – School District Board Meeting, 12400 SE Freeman Way, Milwaukie
  • 18, 6 p.m.– Parks District Board Meeting, 12700 SE 82nd Ave., Clackamas
  • Jan 25, 7 p.m. – School District Board Meeting, 12400 SE Freeman Way, Milwaukie
  • 8, 7 p.m. – School District Board Meeting, 12400 SE Freeman Way, Milwaukie
  • 15, 6 p.m. – Parks District Board Meeting, 12700 SE 82nd Ave., Clackamas

For more information on the strategic partnership between North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District and North Clackamas School District, visit ncprd.com/partnership.

Contacts

Melina DeFrancesco
North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District
Marketing Communications Manager
mdefrancesco@clackamas.us
(503) 742-4347

Jonathan Hutchison
North Clackamas School District
Communications Director
hutchisonj@nclack.k12.or.us
(503) 353-6008