Works / Community Place Making Washington Park International Rose Test Garden Accessibility Improvements Project / Portland, Oregon

rose_garden_blog_post_shotThe Washington Park International Rose Test Garden accessibility improvements project renovates a portion of the garden to increase accessibility and visitor enjoyment. In preparation for the Rose Garden’s Centennial Celebration in 2017, Portland Parks & Recreation tasked at team led by GreenWorks with this project whose primary goal is to ensure the public’s safety by removing barriers to access and provide accessibility upgrades to meet current ADA standards while maintaining and enhancing the historic character of the Rose Garden. The Main Promenade will feature a new ramp system with stone walls and formal handrails to complement the iconic sculptural water feature. GreenWorks is working with a complex design team of engineers and accessibility experts providing site design, construction drawings and specification documents.