Design Day Coming to Cook Park: Help Design the New Playground

Cook Park is the oldest, and most well-known park in the City of Tigard. The park has a rich history and a variety of amenities including a large playground structure that has aged beyond its useful life. There is a desire to replace that structure with a playground that is fun and accessible by all.  

“The goal is to provide an experience that is memorable for a lifetime,” says Project Manager Carla Staedter. “The new playground should reflect the significance of Cook Park and be a welcoming destination for people of all ages and abilities.” 

The city is excited for the community to get involved in the process. The Parks & Recreation Division is hosting a design competition between local playground companies to see who can design the best playground for the space. “Best” will be informed by an engagement process, that kicks off with a hybrid (in-person and online) ‘Design Day’ open house in November. Attendees will have the opportunity to tell designers directly what is most important for the design.

Design Day

Online: www.engage.tigard-or.gov/cookpark

In-Person: November 20, 2021
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cook Park Shelter #2 by the main playground 

Note: This event will follow the city’s COVID Health & Safety Protocol which requires masks, distancing, and a self health check. 

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Marissa Grass lives in Tigard and works for the city. Part of her role is to connect people to the exciting things happening in the Public Works Department. Learn more about Public Works at www.tigard-or.gov/pw. She can be reached at marissa@tigard-or.gov.