Milwaukie Bay Park

Milwaukie, OR
Connecting Downtown Milwaukie and the Willamette River

Building from a 2010 Master Plan visioning a waterfront park for the City of Milwaukie, Knot Studio engaged local and regional stakeholders in a robust dialogue on how this exceptional 6-acre parcel along the Willamette River can best meet the needs of the community at large.

Engaging history, riparian ecology, technical site data, and a complex regulatory process including state, regional, and city players, Knot Studio has generated site alternatives specifically designed to help guide public discussion of how best to prioritize multiple park program elements while keeping the focus on respecting and enhancing the site’s unique relationship to both downtown Milwaukie and the Willamette River. Public outreach has included over 1,000 participants through events, including a summer Party-in-the-Park, attendance at Farmers Markets, area concerts and Movies in the Parks, stakeholder interviews, online surveys, and both Open House and Public Workshop events.

Park improvements include an interactive water feature, plaza, an amphitheater for concerts and events, a nature playground, picnicking and pathways, native plantings, and a multi-modal regional pathway connection.


North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District
Public outreach has included over 1,000 participants