The re-design of Couch Park’s plaza and playground was the highest priority and most costly of all the 2016 Parks Replacement Bond Projects dedicated to refurbishing aging parks and playgrounds in Portland.
Located in NW Portland’s Historic Alphabet District, Couch Park is the official home of Metropolitan Learning Center’s Playground. The nearly 2.5-acre site includes a large 10,000 sf plaza that is an abandoned right-of-way used as a major pedestrian thoroughfare. The site was identified in the Portland Parks Replacement Bond program to receive funds for a new replacement playground, ADA accessibility plaza improvements, and Portland Loo. 3J provided civil engineering for the underground utilities and water resources services on for both on-site and frontage design. Our team incorporated the City’s required water quality treatment into the overall layout of the project, while minimizing impact to usable park area. We also incorporated flow-through planters within the abandoned right-of-way.
Portland Parks & Recreation