Wichita Park is Open!
Wichita Park is a new 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 event was held on April 20, 2019 to bring neighbors together to celebrate their new park and enjoy food, live music and nature-themed kids crafts.
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
This project was made possible thanks to the coordinated efforts of NCPRD, City of Milwaukie, Linwood Neighborhood Association, Milwaukie Parks and Recreation Board, Oregon State Parks, Clackamas County and Lango Hansen Landscape Architects.
The original Wichita Park Master Plan was adopted into the Milwaukie Comprehensive Plan in 1999. The 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. The park officially opened in March 2019.
Watch videos from the Wichita Park Groundbreaking and Opening Celebration below.
For more information, contact the Planning & Development Manager Kathryn Krygier at firstname.lastname@example.org.