Alderman Brian Woodall presented the Portland Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) a list of items at the February meeting that he would like to see completed at Meadowbrook Park and Richland Park. The council requested that Woodall work on a price list.
Woodall presented an approximate price list and possible date of completion for each item on the list to the council at the March 15 meeting.
The estimated cost of the projects are as follows: Demolition of old maintenance shop and building a new one — $150,000, splashpad at Richland Park (3,000 to 4,000 square feet) — $350,000 — $500,000, OEO outside restroom rehab — $25,000, paving Richland Park — $35,000, paving Meadowbrook parking lot — $30,500 and double tennis courts — $300,000 — $400,000 (1/2 cost for one court).
The new maintenance shop, Richland paving, and the Meadowbrook parking lot addition of 34 spaces and sealing the parking lot could be completed in 2021. The splash pad could be ready for the 2022 season. In addition, the rehab of the outside restroom facility behind the OEO Center (Robert Coleman Community Center) is projected to possibly be completed in 2022.
Woodall, whose campaign platform included efforts to get a splash pad, said on WQKR’s Good Morning Portland program, “I can picture children playing on the splashpad with their mothers sitting around watching them play.”
All projects would need to be approved by the BOMA. According to Woodall, the prices are not guaranteed pricing. He added that the document he presented was a work in progress.