Jennings Park Project

NCPRD and the Oregon City School District (OCSD) are cooperatively planning for a neighborhood park on the Jennings Lodge Campus, which would provide new recreational opportunities and amenities to the community.

To learn more about residents’ needs and hopes for the new park, we engaged the community through tabling events, and an in-person and online Open House. During the first round of engagement, over 450 residents shared their ideas and thoughts with us. See the full engagement summary.

We listened to community input and created two design concepts for the new Jennings Lodge Campus Park. Come to the second open house and let us know what you like about each design. Kids activities and pizza will be provided – drop in anytime!

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024
5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Jennings Lodge Campus, in the gym
18521 S.E. River Rd., Milwaukie

Can’t attend? Learn more and share your thoughts by taking an online survey, open Feb. 28 through Mar. 13, 2024. Check back for the survey link.

NCPRD’s adopted Parks and Recreation Master Plan (2004) and Revised Draft Master Plan (2015) identify the need for additional neighborhood park opportunities in the same area of the District where the Jennings Lodge Campus is located. The open space surrounding the school campus is currently underutilized, and there is a shared desire by OCSD and NCPRD to develop a new park for students and families in the area. This joint partnership would be a win-win, providing new amenities and community spaces to meet the needs of residents across both districts.

Project address: 18521 S.E. River Rd., Milwaukie OR
Project area: 1.9 acres (total school property is 3.81 acres)

The Jennings Park Project will be set up in several different phases, with a schedule that has yet to be determined. The first phase will include a robust public engagement process that informs the development of a park plan. At this same time we’ll also determine cost estimates, and will only pass through to the second phase if it is clear that funding for the project can be secured.

The construction timeline is currently unknown and will be dependent on funding availability. Once construction funding is identified, we’ll pass through to the second phase and the schedule, design development, land use, construction documents, permitting and bidding will be completed.

This project is a partnership between North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District (NCPRD) and Oregon City School District (OCSD). OCSD includes Oregon City Community Education (OCCE), which operates preschool early learning, camps and programs at the Jennings Lodge Campus. An updated Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between NCPRD and OCSD governs how to develop and operate the park and associated amenities at the Jennings Lodge Campus.

The project will be supported by Mackenzie design consultants, with JLA Public Involvement supporting the community engagement process as a subcontractor to Mackenzie.


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Alex Gilbertson
NCPRD Principal Planner