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Milwaukie Riverfront Park gets another big financial boost

Just weeks after securing a $1.2 million grant for Milwaukie Riverfront Park, the city received confirmation last week that it has been awarded a grant from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for $220,000.

This grant will fund:

1. A riverside trail along the bank of the Willamette River, tying the new boat ramp work with the recently completed Phase I work of Klein Point Overlook

2. Plantings in the riparian area along the Willamette River

3. Regrading the park site between the new parking area and Klein Point

4. Relocating the power poles located in the park eastward toward McLoughlin Boulevard.

“The community has waited a long time to reclaim their Riverfront and the construction we will be able to complete with these grants will move us closer to that goal,” said Milwaukie Parks & Sustainability Director JoAnn Herrigel.

This construction will be combined with the projects financed by the $1.2 million grant the city received from the Oregon Marine Board on June 24, which includes:

1. A new boat ramp with a boarding float and a small restroom, south of the existing Jefferson Street ramp

2. Parking lots north and south of Kellogg Creek with spaces for cars with trailers as well as regular vehicles

3. New vehicle access to the park, by closing the Jefferson and Washington Street entrances, constructing a new access point south of Kellogg Creek and allowing cars to “exit only” at the traffic light at Washington.

Construction is expected to take place between June and October of 2014. The boat ramp and park area will be closed during construction.




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