PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A year-long Portland Parks & Recreation project ended with people dancing in the streets Tuesday to Samba music.
Crews as part of the more than four-million-dollar project made repairs at several sites, including Keller Fountain Park, Pettygrove Park, Lovejoy Fountain Park, and the Source Fountain.
Commissioner Nick Fish at the parade and ribbon-cutting said the office now looks toward the future.
“We still have a lot of work to do,” Fish said at the celebration Tuesday. “I will be with you every step of the way. And let’s set our sights on the next milestone, the renaming of the south auditorium district as the fountain district, does that sound like a good idea?”
The upgrades were paid for through public and private funds, according to PP&R. Work included improvements to wall and concrete structures, joint sealing, paving, underground utilities, and walkway and fountain lighting, among other tasks, PP&R says.
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