Gabriel Park Adaptive Playground
The Gabriel Park Playground is Portland’s newest and most inclusive playground, tucked into the northeast corner of Gabriel Park, a 91-acre park in SW Portland. The 10,000 square foot playground was designed in collaboration with a unique stakeholder group – a collection of community members, adults with disabilities, and parents of children with mobility, cognitive, and developmental challenges. The result is a multi-tiered and engaging public play space nestled into the hillside of the existing park. The carefully graded design protects existing trees and watersheds and creates new accessible connections both throughout the playground and to nearby public pathways, parking, restrooms, and public transit. The dynamic spaces created by a mix of custom and classic play elements fit the park design and draw people to the space from across the city.
- 2022 Oregon ASLA Honor Award
- Location: Portland, OR
- Client: Portland Parks and Recreation