OK, it really never went away but to the casual observer nothing much has been going on since the initial grand opening three years ago. Since then, the grass has yellowed and the geese have pretty much been chased away. Now, it’s ready for the next steps: the final design phase.
It’s been a piecemeal process. The Klein Point Overlook was constructed (it offers a nice vantage point where Johnson Creek meets the Willamette), then a new boat dock and boat trailer parking were constructed, then restroom facilities built, and finally a connection to the Trolley Trail. Next up: A bank restoration project will begin this year, and even more park improvements will soon be planned for construction in 2020.
The survey asks : “Pick 2 photos that show how you would like artistic elements, history, and local character to be incorporated into the park.” Answer: More techno!
Construction on final park improvements is expected to begin by summer 2020, but first, the city of Milwaukie is looking for community feedback.