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Public Invited to View Fort Allen Park Plans


Friends of the Eastern Promenade is spearheading a project to restore historic Fort Allen Park to its glory days in the early 1900s. The public is invited to view and comment on the design plans for the Fort Allen Park Restoration Project at four additional meetings in February, March and April.

Fort Allen Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and recognized as a Historic Landscape by the City of Portland. The park contains the original earthen berm from Fort Allen, which was completed in 1814 to protect the entrance to Portland’s harbor. The park’s iconic bandstand, carriage drive and overlook were built in the 1890s. In 1905, the renowned Olmsted Brothers landscape firm created a master plan for the Eastern Promenade, including Fort Allen Park.

“The intent of the project is to rehabilitate the park and restore its character by utilizing historic landscape elements, while balancing current needs such as an ADA accessible overlook,” says Diane Davison, President of Friends of the Eastern Promenade.

The final design must be approved by the Historic Preservation Board as well as the Planning Department. Current details on the project, including the evolution of the plan, can be found at

Historic Preservation Board 
Fort Allen Park Rehabilitation Workshop
5 pm Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012  
Room 209, Portland City Hall

Parks Commission 
Fort Allen Park Rehabilitation Presentation
5 pm Thursday, March 8, 2012  
55 Portland St., Portland

Friends of the Eastern Promenade
Fort Allen Park Public Presentation
7 pm Thursday, March 8, 2012  
East End Community School, Portland

Historic Preservation Board 
Final Public Hearing
7 pm Wednesday, April 18, 2012  
Room 209, Portland City Hall




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