Community members and officials from Portland Parks & Recreation and the Portland Development Commission take hold of shovels to ceremoniously break ground on a $2.6 million renovation project for Dawson Park that honors its rich African-American history.
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Dawson Park renovations begin
Members of the Portland community gathered at Dawson Park on Thursday to celebrate the start of construction to restore the park as a key community gathering space while honoring its rich African-American history. The $2.6 million renovation project will make the park more welcoming and attractive, with an improved playground, interactive water play feature, barbeques, picnic tables and benches, and better lighting and accessibility.