Portland Parks employees intend to keep Chapman and Lownsdale Squares closed at least a week for a damage assessment. The two adjacent blocks have been the site of a month-long demonstration for the Occupy Portland movement.
Commissioner Nick Fish says fences will go up once the parks are cleared.
"It'll take us a week to complete the assessment and get some numbers on paper, then probably a matter of months until the park is where we want it. But we'll do it in stages obviously, so people can use parts of the park," Fish said.
Fish says some citizens have offered to donate money to help repair damage to the parks. The total cost is still unknown, although last month Fish pegged the estimate at $19,000.
Several hundred people have camped in the parks over the course of the demonstration.