Shapiro Didway led public outreach with the City of Tualatin to re-imagine Tualatin’s Stoneridge Park. This .35 acre “pocket park” serves a dense, low-income neighborhood in East Tualatin, which is underserved recreationally. The multicultural neighborhood is home to a large Spanish-speaking population and many who speak Chuukese, among other languages. We focused on building community trust and featured a “Spanish first” approach when gathering feedback. Special consideration was also given to involve children and minimize barriers due to language, age, or access to technology. We designed and timed outreach methods to allow optimal input and to meet state-mandated guidelines for social distancing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Methods included outdoor Park Open House Events, virtual meetings, online surveys, a project website by the City, social media postings, and partnering with community leaders and organizations. Proposed improvements were prioritized by the community and used to develop design alternatives refined into the final Master Plan. This project will provide a critical recreational facility and ensure a clean and safe outdoor space that residents of all ages can feel comfortable actively using on a daily basis.
Stoneridge Park Redesign