North Park Blocks Open House June 20, 2024

The North Park Blocks are being extended north. Come see the progress, and share your input on design options. There will be snacks and activities for kids. 

When: Thursday, June 20, 2024, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Where: Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) parking lot, 511 NW Broadway 
Can’t make it? Info and an online survey will be posted after the event.

Project Background

The North Park Blocks were dedicated to the City in 1869 and is one of the oldest parks in Portland. Currently, the blocks cover NW Park Avenue between SW Ankeny Street to NW Glisan Street. 

The North Park Blocks Extension Project will expand the North Park Blocks further north. The project will result in a design for three additional park blocks and construction of improvements to the “PNCA Block” – the first block north of the current Park Blocks, between NW Glisan and Hoyt Streets. 

The 2019 Broadway Corridor plan included these new Park Blocks as part of the required open space. The plan also developed the conceptual route of a public, off-street bicycle and pedestrian multi-use path known as the Green Loop that is envisioned to connect the North Park Blocks to the Broadway Bridge and continue on to the Lloyd District on the east side of the Willamette River.

In 2022, the City of Portland committed to an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Prosper Portland, Portland Parks & Recreation, and the Portland Bureau of Transportation in order to create the Broadway Corridor and Green Loop design and design/construct the PNCA block.


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