Rutherford Park

Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park is the first park in the City’s history to be named after a black woman. A prominent civil rights leader and community historian, Rutherford’s legacy will be forever honored in this amazing new park. This park features a cutting-edge playground with vibrantly colored accessible surfacing, a new grass soccer field, picnic area, paved walking paths, and public art displays.


This park was formerly an under-developed green space that the City of Portland renovated to create a modern oasis in the Centennial Neighborhood. The focal point of the playground is a series of custom Landscape Structures climbers and nets that tackle the large playable mound. These features are all accessible with Surface America’s PlayBound Poured-in-Place. This park is a fantastic example of how creativity in the design process can be manifested into a citywide attraction for all ages and abilities.


Portland, Oregon
End owner:
Portland Park and Rec
Lango Hansen Landscape Architects
Landscape Structures Play Equipment, Surface America Poured In Place Rubber

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