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Imagination Station Restoration

Community Rebuild Weekends – Volunteers Needed!
Imagination Station II ~ Troutdale’s New All-Inclusive Play Area


Imagination Station is truly one of the most beloved parks for children and families to gather at in the City of Troutdale, as well as, many families from of our surrounding cities of Wood Village, Fairview, Gresham and more!

Leather’s and Associates is the designer and builder for the play structure. They described the new structure as a new all-inclusive playground wherein the design provides for two age appropriate play areas for children 2-5 and 5-12 years of age. The Generation Two Imagination Station design uses the full area of the original and is of similar style and scope. Special attention has been given to the design to ensure that it provides all-inclusive play with a heavy focus on accessibility. The play equipment that has been chosen challenges users by addressing their physical, social and mental development while providing exciting play opportunities. Safety fall surfacing, on the entire project, will consist of poured in place rubber! Special attention has been given to honor the history and aesthetics of the original playground design!

The new design incorporates 20,000 sq. ft. The main materials are a variety of recycled plastic lumber and the new playground will be expected to last minimally 30 years with proper maintenance. The playground will be designed and constructed to all current safety standards and guidelines as well as current ADA requirements. The work will be performed under the direct supervision of a Certified Playground Safety Inspector.

The new design also includes several customized site-built historical and architectural elements that are part of Troutdale. In addition to local history Leather’s also took into account the existing design and incorporated elements from the original design into the new! The new design offers over 60 areas of play for children!

VOLUNTEERS – We need YOU!

Volunteers are encouraged to assist during construction!!!

There is a job for everyone regardless of your skill level! Children are welcome but must be with a parent. They recommend kids ages 3 - 10 only come for 2-4 hours to make it an enjoyable experience for the kids! Kids 11-18 please feel free to stay longer - lots to do for your age group!

Please volunteer anytime during the week - Monday thru Friday between 7:00 am - 7:00 pm! Now through the end of July 20th.

Please volunteer on one of our Community Rebuild Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Lunch is provided on the weekends! JULY 7th - JULY 8th JULY 14th - JULY 15th

Come for 1-2 hours or the whole day!!! Any amount of time is great!!! :) Just come to the park during the hours listed above and sign in!

This is a Community Park - for all of the East County communities. Come be a part of history!!! We look forward to seeing you!

Volunteers will need sturdy shoes. Gloves are encouraged, if you have them. All tools will be provided by the construction company and the city.

To volunteer your time, talent or services please email your contact information to Kimberly Carl @ kimberly.carl@troutdaleoregon.gov You may also call (503) 674-7256 to leave a detailed message as well. A sign-up sheet is also located at City Hall ~ OR ~ if you prefer you can stop by and sign up in person “the day of” on each rebuild weekend!

Imagination Station is located in Columbia Park at 1900 SW Cherry Park Road Troutdale, OR 97060. The park is next to Reynolds High School.

Many volunteers helped build the original Imagination Station and it has been enjoyed by children and their families for over 25 years. Leather’s and Associates were the original designers and they truly understand the hard work and amount of community participation that went into the original structure. Leather’s stated the community-build model instills a strong attachment and sense of pride. They have taken this into consideration and honored the history of the original design. The new design provides the best of the existing design while bringing in all new exciting all-inclusive play opportunities that will benefit children of all ages and abilities.

Donations are accepted – financial, landscaping (plants, soil, mulch, bark, etc), food (not homemade), additional services. Please email Kimberly at Kimberly.carl@troutdaleoregon.gov if you would like to make a donation.

Thank you for joining us in rebuilding Imagination Station – Troutdale’s treasured community park & playground!

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This Page Was Last Updated July 5, 2018

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