Introduction & Purpose
Fairview Woods Park was created in 1995 through the efforts of the City of Fairview, Winkler Development Corporation, the Housing Authority of Portland, dedicated educators at Reynolds High School, and high school student volunteers. Jim Winkler, developer of the Bridge Street Forest subdivision, created two wooded lots that would become Fairview Woods Park. The Housing Authority of Portland was the original owner of the park lots received as a gift from Winkler Development Corporation. The land was given to the Housing Authority and subsequently to the City. This was done with the condition the land would only be used for park, open space, and other public purposes. After creation of the park lots, students and other volunteers built boardwalks, a bird viewing shelter, trails and interpretative signs that show-cased the park’s natural features. Over time natural elements, vandalism, and lack of maintenance led to problems of park disuse. In 2007, the Fairview Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee recognized the need to improve Fairview Woods Park and undertook the task of preparing a master plan. For over a year, the Committee worked with the Historic Bridge Street Neighborhood Association, the Housing Authority of Portland, landscape architecture and
environmental consultants, and city departments to create policies for development and use of the park. The Fairview Woods Park Master Plan is the culmination of that effort.
Fairview Woods Park Master Plan Guides Future Action, 2010-2015 The Fairview Woods Park Master Plan is intended to honor the park’s history, its value to the City of Fairview, and help readers understand “how we got here.” This Plan represents the final recommendations of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and the adopted policies of the Fairview City Council. Many issues, such as crime, nuisance activities, park encroachments, park service area, environmental impacts, and security were discussed deeply during the planning process. The Fairview Woods Park Master Plan incorporates and preserves the planning process and decisions made between 2007 and 2009. However, recognizing that change is ongoing, this plan is intended to be reviewed every five years. Future funding, improvements, spending, regulation, maintenance and use should be consistent with this plan.
Design and layout of a new five year parks master plan for the City of Fairview in Fairview, Oregon.