Portland Recreation Complex Design

With the purchase of the Goodrich property in 2006, the Town of Portland had the opportunity to remediate pesticide contamination from its past use as a working farm and create a recreational facility that would meet the needs of its residents. In 2006, the town conducted a survey to determine what the residents were looking for in terms of recreational facilities. The results of the public survey suggested the need for additional athletic fields, a skatepark, playscape, walking trails, a pool facility and pavilion, along with the associated infrastructure (i.e., water, wastewater, irrigation, and parking, etc.) to support the project. Based on public response, the Parks and Recreation Department outlined their priorities for future development. Improvements at the site include a splash pad (with a water repurposing system for irrigation), bocce courts, adult fitness station, playgrounds, sand-based athletic fields, parking, walking trails, restrooms, storage, and concessions building, along with future basketball courts. To achieve the town’s goals with respect to this property, Weston & Sampson:

  • Developed the preliminary project plan
  • Reviewed existing conditions
  • Reviewed project budget expectations including contingencies and funding timelines
  • Developed design alternatives
  • Reviewed possible grants available
  • Conducted public outreach meetings
  • Assisted in the permitting process
  • Provided construction administration and construction phase support


LOCATION: Portland Recreation Complex

Town of Portland, CT

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