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1 COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND PLANNING MEETING APRIL 29, 6-8PM MLC AUDITORIUM 2033 NW GLISAN Couch Park

2 Community Meeting Agenda Tuesday, April 29 th, 2014 Agenda: 1. Intro (5-10 minutes) 2. Presentation with Portland Parks & Recreation: Senior Planning, Development and Asset Manager, Kia Selley and Terri Davis, West Service Zone Manager (15 minutes) 3. Presentation : Portland Public School Rep (15 minutes) 4. Questions/Answers : 30 minutes 5. Next Steps: What do the children need and how do we make that happen? (45 minutes Interim play spaces/plans Accessing all stakeholders* Organizing for the play structure/park Next Meeting and where to access updates *If you are unable to attend and want to be included in updates, please and we will add you to the contact

3 Intro Character Traits: Respect, Integrity, Courage, Compassion and self- discipline Why we are here: Get information and plan for next steps. How we will conduct the meeting: Acknowledge feelings around how closure was handled Outline actions that people can take Move to the work at hand Recorded for those unable to attend

4 PP&R and PPS Presentations Portland Parks & Rec: Senior Planning, Development and Asset Manager, Kia Selley and Terri Davis, West Service Zone Manager Portland Public Schools: Marlys Mock, Planning and Asset Management FAQs regarding the Couch Park play structure: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/finder/inde x.cfm?action=ViewPark&ShowResults=yes&Propert yID=23. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/finder/inde x.cfm?action=ViewPark&ShowResults=yes&Propert yID=23

5 QUESTIONS In order to get as many questions answered as possible, please write your questions and pass them to the aisle. The question will be read aloud so that everyone can hear what is being asked. If we have more questions than time, we will ask PPS and PP&R if we can send the remainder for them to answer. We can then post the answers on the website.

6 Next Steps What can we do RIGHT NOW?

7 Immediate needs Ideas that have been proposed: PP&R fence grassy hill across from structure on Glisan with kids as priority use. Continue Ranger safety patrols. Demo ASAP to allow use of the space and create a safer play space. Salvage specific pieces. Reserve North side of parking lot for kids at all times. No Parking/driving. Connect with Playworks Set up temporary play equipment on the black-top or bricks. NW corner? What? Cost? Repaint blacktop: Basketball, 4-square, etc. Work with teachers now to spend PTSA paddle money for active outdoor play options.

8 Organize for NOW Collect names of people interested in working on this piece. Sign up with name and /phone. Other ideas: Flip Chart List Connections or ideas about funding: Flip Chart list Who are the stakeholders we need to connect with? Flip Chart list

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10 Next Steps What do we do to: Make Sure there is a Great Playground in Couch Park

11 Organizing for the next Play Structure: Collect names of people interested in working on this piece. Sign up with name and /phone. Ideas for rebuilding: Flip Chart List Ideas about funding and Connections: Flip Chart list Who are the stakeholders we need to connect with? Flip Chart list

12 What do the children and their adults want to create at Couch Park? Demo and rebuild on the same foot print. Work with partners to assess best access for playground and play area for all park users Talk to Harper’s Playground Foundation about their process and potential of partnering on an accessible playground Look at what options exist in local and national vendors Design a structure What ideas do you have?

13 Raising Money Connecting with Invested Community Partners:  Legacy Health Systems- Columbia  Esco - Selco  Umqua Bank - Fred Meyers  Timber Foundation Grants:  I-405  Nike  Meyer Memorial  Kaboom! Community Fundraisers:  Change Jars in NW Neighborhood businesses  Body Vox Performance Una Loughran  Kickstarter Campaign  What other ideas do you have?

14 Stakeholders: Who is here and who needs to be invited? MLC Community: Students, Staff/Admin, Families KCLC: Staff/Director and Families ( MLC, Emerson and Chapman, plus summer families) NWDA and Business Associations Neighborhood families PPS and PP&R Who do we need to reach out to?

15 What is Next? Check for information at: Volunteer for the PTSA Park Committee by ing: Working groups – Short-Term and Long- Term: Sign-up and we will contact you about the next steps. Donations: PTSA is setting up an account to hold money donated for the play ground.

16 Park Committee Have a special skill or connection? Contact a member of the PTSA Park Committee: Macarre Traynham, Lauren Nathe, PTSA Tanya March, PTSA Deirdre Steinmetz, KCLC Audrey Lind, Student Government President Ayana Horn, MLC Parent Trent Thelen, MLC Parent

17 THANK YOU!


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