Mt. Tabor Park is a gem of southeast Portland. But if you live south of the park you’re all but shutout from easy access. Now the parks bureau is zeroing in on a design for a new public access point from SE Division Street at 64th that will include a bike path.
Finally the South Tabor neighborhood will have convenient access to its namesake park.
City plans as far back as 2000 have included a southern access point for Mt. Tabor Park, but it wasn’t considered as a reality until neighborhood activists began to organize in 2014. As we reported last year, the Parks Bureau now plans to build the path next year as part of their larger Mt. Tabor Yard project to repair and replace their maintenance yard facility situated on the southwestern corner of the park.
The new path will connect SE 64th Avenue between Division (where it now t-bones into the park) and SE Lincoln Street. It will be lined with lighted bollards and landscaping. You can see the latest concept drawing in a presentation by Opsis, the architecture firm working on the project.
On Tuesday (10/24) the city is hosting an open house on the project where they’ll share detailed design drawings of the new path and seek your feedback on how to make it better. The event will be at Warner Pacific College (2219 SE 68th, Egtvedt Hall 203) from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Check the listing on our calendar or see the flyer below:
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