Thanks to a Grant awarded to the City of Tualatin from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) you will soon notice improvements taking place at Ibach Park. The timing of the Local Government Grant funds could not be better as the Parks and Recreation Department moves forward with their newly accepted Master Plan. The OPRD Grant will be matched with funds from the city to rejuvenate the playground area of this award-winning park. The project will start in February to update the safety surfacing and some play equipment, which has reached its age limits. Even better news, according to the proposed schedule the project will wrap up just in time for summer fun!
Since its opening, this unique playground has provided an interactive recreation area where visitors are immersed in the region’s history in a fun and playful way. Over the years, these engaging features have invited countless children and parents to play, crawl, climb, interact, and enjoy the playground. However, with the passing of time and the
volume of active visitors, it is now due for some TLC to bring it back to its original glory. The entire playground will be closed during the upgrades; however, other park amenities, including pathways will remain open. In the meantime, please take this opportunity to visit another fun Tualatin playground at Lafky Park, located at 9556 SW Siletz Drive in Tualatin.
These much-needed improvements would not be possible without the aid of the Local Government Grant from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Everyone benefits from OPRD’s role in promoting outdoor recreation. The replacement of the outdated playground elements means the residents and children of the area can continue to enjoy the benefits for a long time to come fitting in perfectly with the implementation of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan!
For questions about this project, please contact Rich Mueller, the Parks Planning & Development Manager. Phone 503-691-3064 or email [email protected].