City of Portland to remove hundreds of lampposts from parks due to safety issues

The city plans to replace the light poles across 12 parks but has not yet secured the funding to do so.

PORTLAND, Oregon — The city of Portland is removing hundreds of light poles from Portland parks as part of its Light Pole Safety Project.

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) said the city recently inspected 1,000 light poles, some of them more than a 100-years-old, and found that 243 of them across 12 parks were structurally unsound and needed to be removed. 

Nearly all of the impacted parks on the list are in Southeast Portland. 

At Mt. Tabor Park, 81 of the

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