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Delta Park Recreation Commission records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: multco004

Scope and Contents

The records in this collection describe the work of the commssion in developing a basllot measure to fund a proposed sports complex in the Delta Park area. The records consist of meeting minutes of the commission and correspondence and reference material used to assist the commision in its deliberations. The records span the dates that the commission was active.


  • 1963 - 1964
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/08/2001


Biographical or Historical Information

The Commission was created in May 20th, 1963 by Joint Resolution of the Multnomah County Commission and the Portland City Council. It consisted of seven appointed members. It held its first formal meeting June 5th , 1963. Its purpose was to investigate the development of a projected 60,000 seat domed sports stadium in the Delta Park Area. A contractor, Ebasco Services, was hired to prepare studies on soils engineering, stadium planning and feasibility, site development, creation of a stadium model (abandoned before completion). A $25 million bond measure was put on the March 15, 1964 election ballot. The measure was defeated and the Board of County Commissioners rejected a suggestion to revisit the bond measure. The Board also declined to fund the commission after the 1963-64 fiscal year and the commission ceased to operate June 30th, 1964.

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Arrangement Note

The records are arranged in four series : 1. Subject Files. 2. Correspondence. 3. Meeting Minutes. 4. Maps and Plans.

Source of Acquisition

Multnomah County (Or.). Board of County Commissioners

Method of Acquisition

Transferred to county archives.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Repository Details

Part of the Multnomah County Archives Repository

1620 SE 190th Avenue
Portland 97233- US
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