August 2, 2023

Southern parking lots to intermittently close to vehicles beginning Wednesday, Aug. 2

The sports field replacement project underway at Happy Valley Park continues to progress. Once completed, the fields will offer new grass and amenities that include:

  • Updates to irrigation and drainage lines
  • Fencing and sign modifications
  • Infield upgrades to baseball field
  • New baseball field backstop and fencing

Up next, the main road that extends just past the northern parking lot nearest the gazebo to the lower areas of the park will be closed to all vehicle traffic. Closure of the road will begin Wednesday, Aug. 2 and be limited to construction hours (7am-5pm), so visitors should be able to utilize the southern lots during evenings and weekends as usual. The intermittent closure serves to accommodate crews using the road to transport materials with major machinery.

Please be cautious when traversing the park’s pathways and exercise safe habits when crossing main thoroughfares as construction vehicles are in active operation. Most recently, crews were in the process of soil mixing, field leveling, and screening. Drainage updates and irrigation work will follow soon.

For more information, including who to contact should questions or concerns arise, please visit our dedicated project webpage at www.happyvalleyor.gov/field-replacements. The City will provide updates on that page should anything change regarding scheduling.

Parks improvement projects, such as this one, are fully funded by the Happy Valley Parks Levy, which is voted on by residents every five years. This critical funding not only helps maintain our beloved recreational amenities but allows for their long-term accessibility by residents and visitors alike.