Wichita Park is Now Open!
Wichita Park is a one-acre park in the Linwood neighborhood of Milwaukie. North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District is proud to have partnered with the City of Milwaukie and the Linwood Neighborhood Association to help bring the community’s vision for Wichita Park to life. A grand opening celebration will be held on Saturday, April 20 from noon to 2 p.m.– we hope to see you there!
Wichita Park features:
- Disc golf basket
- Native trees and vegetation
- Picnic tables, benches and drinking fountain
- Walking path and sidewalk
- Bike racks
- Drought tolerant lawn
- Lynn Sharp Memorial
The original master plan was adopted into the Milwaukie Comprehensive Plan in 1999. The Wichita Park Master Plan was subsequently updated by the Linwood Neighborhood Association and passed by the Milwaukie Planning Commission in 2014. In May 2015, NCPRD and the City completed the initial set of construction drawings with detailed cost estimate. In October 2016, NCPRD and the City were awarded a $265,000 grant from the State of Oregon’s Land and Water Conservation Fund to cover roughly half of the cost to develop the Park.
Work to complete the initial set of construction drawings began in May 2017. Construction on Wichita Park began in summer 2018 following a groundbreaking ceremony. Watch the video from the Wichita Park Groundbreaking event below.
Wichita Park officially opened in March 2019 and now provides connections to nature, community and recreational opportunities for all district residents.
For more information, contact the Planning & Development Manager Kathryn Krygier at firstname.lastname@example.org.