To inspire vital communities by creating innovative playgrounds for people of all abilities, as well as catalyze a paradigm shift in playground creation to make wholly inclusive design, accessible features and natural elements the standard.
Bottom Line for Portland
Harper’s Playground improves Portland’s quality of life by making fully inclusive, adaptive, nature-based play spaces available to all, regardless of income or ability. This increases outdoor play, enriches childhood development and equitably strengthens the community. With one completed project and two under development, Harper’s will ultimately bring a project to each city quadrant.
“The first Harper’s Playground…set a new standard for public spaces that provide people of all abilities with the opportunity to play and learn together. I was proud to support that project. I look forward to welcoming more.” —Commissioner Nick Fish, city of Portland