Southeast Portland’s Mill Park is one step closer to becoming a community destination.
Last week, City Council approved a construction contract with Raimore Construction, LLC — a Portland-based minority-owned general contractor — to develop Mill Park at Southeast 117th Avenue and Lincoln Street. Work is expected to start at the end of this summer and take about a year to complete.
Mill Park is currently a grassy area with a handful of trees, a sign, a single bench — and a whole lot of potential. This blank slate of space is about 6 acres in size. It’s situated in an area with one of Portland’s highest concentrations of underserved community members.
The project, which has a $13.22 million budget, will add a playground, fountain, community garden, picnic shelter and tables, Portland Loo, and paved paths. Park-goers will also have access to public art, a fitness area, and a court for both volleyball and chinlone.