A 20 feet by 30 feet sinkhole has been found in the soccer field at Northgate Park in north Portland. For public safety, Portland Parks & Recreation staff has closed the field and surrounded the sunken area with cyclone construction fencing until the damage can be assessed and repairs made.
The hole is about one foot deep at the edges, dropping to as much as 15 feet to 20 feet deep in the middle. It is located approximately 150 feet from the nearest pedestrian path.
PP&R staff is still investigating the cause of the sinkhole.
No games were scheduled for the soccer field, but it will be unavailable for pick-up games or other recreation activities until repairs are fully completed.
Northgate Park is located at North Geneva Avenue and North Fessenden Street. Nearly 11 acres, the park features, in addition to the soccer field, baseball and softball fields, a disabled access play area, a disabled access restroom, a playground, a tennis court, and water play feature. No other features in the park will be affected by the closure around the sinkhole.