Community invited to compare and comment on design alternatives for Milwaukie Bay Park at Nov. 15 open house

The North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD), in partnership with the City of Milwaukie, invites community members to review and comment on three design alternatives for Milwaukie Bay Park at an open house and workshop on Thursday, Nov. 15.

The public event is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Milwaukie Masonic Lodge at 10636 SE Main St. Attendees can choose which segments of the event they would like to attend, including open house, presentation and/or workshop. Community members can learn more about the project, meet with staff and park designers, and give input on potential design features.

More than 1,000 community members commented last August on possible park elements and improvements. Based on the input, all three design alternatives include natural-style playground and water feature aesthetics, an amphitheater or performance space, art, a picnic area, and opportunities to enjoy views and nature.

Public input is needed on the placement of and relationship between park elements and overarching site characteristics, taking into consideration the site’s steep slopes, flood zone area, natural habitat, and unique proximity to the Willamette River and downtown Milwaukie.

There are several ways the public can provide feedback on the design alternatives:

  • Attend any portion of the in-person public meeting on Nov. 15 at the Milwaukie Masonic Lodge at 10636 SE Main St. (Visit event page)
    • 4-6 p.m. Drop-in Open House
    • 6-6:30 p.m. Presentation on three alternatives
    • 6:30-8 p.m. Small group discussions to give input on alternatives
  • People who aren’t able to attend can visit between Nov. 15-23 to learn about the project, explore the alternatives, and give your feedback.

After the Nov. 15 meeting, designers will develop a final alternative that takes into consideration input from the community, the Steering Advisory Committee and the Technical Advisory Committee. A preferred design will be selected in early 2019 and construction is tentatively planned to begin in 2020.

For more information and project updates, visit or contact Heather Koch, NCPRD Project Manager, at 503.742.4354.