Metzger Park Activities
Metzger Park Sport Court Renovation Project
As many in the Metzger community know, exciting improvements
to Metzger Park are coming!
Build a new full sized basketball court with associated park
improvements. Associated park improvements, subject to available funding,
include renovation to the tennis courts, new fencing, landscaping, and other
amenities like seating and trash receptacles.
Basketball is a popular activity at Metzger Park and the
small existing concrete slab court is too small to accommodate the demand of
many players at once. The new court will allow many people or groups to play at
the same time.
The Metzger Park Local Improvement District Advisory Board
(MPLIDAB), the Metzger Park citizen advisory board comprised of local
residents, has been advocating for this project for many years. This concept
has been discussed at the MPLIDAB's monthly meetings for years, and was
presented to the Metzger community in a variety of ways including at National
Night Out and during the development of the recent Metzger Park Management Plan.
Through this outreach and seeking to solicit input from as many Metzger residents
as possible, Washington County Parks found broad community support for this new
In 2017 Washington County Parks applied for, and received, a
$75,000 Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Local Government Grant. Support for the grant was provided by the
MPLIDAB, the Metzger Elementary School PSO, Sen. Ginny Burdick, Rep. Margaret
Doherty, CPO 4M, and the Washington County Board of Commissioners.
The matching funds will be furnished by the Metzger Park
Local Improvement District Fund which means no new taxes or additional
fundraising will be necessary to complete the project.
Washington County Parks has hired the firm of Dana Richards
Architects to design the new project. It is anticipated that this work will be
completed this winter and a solicitation for construction bids will be issued
in spring 2018. Construction is anticipated to be completed in summer 2018.
Questions? For more information call Washington County
Parks at 503.846.7000.
Metzger Park is a seven-acre, fully accessible Park set in a forested environment and conveniently located just minutes away from Washington Square, at 8400 SW Hemlock Street Portland, OR 97223 (Corner of SW Hall Blvd. & SW Hemlock). The Park is available for public general use at no extra charge.
The Park features a variety of outdoor play equipment complete with outdoor basketball hoops, tennis courts, and playground including a slide, swings and other play structures as well.
The Park also includes 1,500 feet of interconnecting, paved pathways suitable for walking, exercise or nature watching. Nine picnic tables are scattered throughout the Park and two horseshoe pits are available for use as well.
For questions regarding the Patricia D. Whiting Hall at Metzger Park, please contact the Park's Office at 503-359-5732.