South Park Blocks Master Plan 

Portland Parks & Recreation 
Project Overview

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is creating a master plan for the future of the iconic South Park Blocks. The master plan process considers tree health, seating, public art, event space, pathways, and more.

LCA’s Role

LCA was selected by PP&R to provide facilitation and other public involvement services to the project. We are facilitating community advisory committee (CAC) meetings in a manner that allows all committee members to contribute feedback to the design team and PP&R staff. We also provide detailed meeting summaries that capture comments and key themes of the meetings. We adapted our approach to the pandemic in 2020, moving our facilitated meetings to virtual formats. We assisted the City in planning and staffing two public open house events. We created three survey reports detailing public feedback at key stages of the project. When the draft master plan was ready for review, we designed an online open house and survey that detailed the proposed plan in an accessible way. Our work has helped keep the public informed and engaged in the process.

Services Provided

  • Public Involvement 
  • Facilitation 
  • Community Advisory Committee Support 
  • Online Open House  
  • Surveys 
  • Materials Developmen