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  • A Harper's Playground Project at Couch Park

    As of June 15, 2017, this project is 100% funded!

    Construction will begin later this year and the new playground will be open for play in the summer of 2018.

    Located at 19th and Glisan in Northwest Portland, this new playground will replace what is now a mostly empty play area next to the MLC School. 

    Friends of Couch Playground has teamed up with Harper's Playground to conduct community outreach and to rally the neighborhood around a revitalized space. We’re excited to partner with them, with YOU, and with Portland Parks & Recreation to build this new inclusive playground. The design sketch below, from GreenWorks PC, is the most recent design draft as we move forward into the next phase of development.

    We have received many gracious letters of support from the community surrounding Couch Park. THANK YOU! Click on the links below to read these letters.

    Friends of Couch Playground ~ Kids Community Learning Center ~ Chapman Elementary School PTSA ~ William Temple House ~ Trinity Episcopal Cathedral ~ St. Mary’s Cathedral ~ First Immanuel Lutheran Church ~ Temple Beth Israel ~ Havurah Shalom  ~ Northwest District Association ~ Whole Foods Pearl District ~ Fruit & Flower Child Roots ~ Salvation Army Women’s Shelter ~ Timber’s Army 107ist ~ Portland Children's Dentistry ~ NW Children's Theater ~ City Commissioner Nick Fish

    We are also grateful to our local business Proud Supporters, who have donated $250+ to this project:

    Performance Mobility ~ Escape from NY Pizza ~ Northwest Portland Hostel ~ Bar Mingo ~ Trader Joe's NW ~ EggPress ~ North 45 Pub - CryoPDX

    Please give generously to this campaign and know that you really do have the power to transform your community.

    Every donation helps as we work toward our overall goal of $500,000!