Parke Diem Fun at Pier Park
On October 12th the first annual Parke Diem event was held in Portland. Park Diem is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit-powered initiative for park-loving people and organizations to unite, achieve, and raise awareness of our park systems’ needs. Across the City about 1400 volunteers participated!
In the photo on the right Pier Park volunteers tackle a pile of mulch. Spreading mulch protects shrubs and reduces erosion during the winter.
Other activities included:
- Tree protection along the Disc golf course
- Invasive plant removal
- Planting natives
- Trash pickup
- Path improvements
Thank you to everyone who turned out.
Pier/Chimney Bridge Update
The much-awaited project to build a bridge between Pier and Chimney Parks is moving forward … slowly. The good news is that the project now includes a pedestrian/bicycle bridge over Columbia Blvd! The bad news is that the planning time to update the project put off the construction schedule by several months. But, expect bridge construction to begin in September. For more information checkout the this link to Portland Parks.
Friends of Pier Park
Friends of Pier Park members are dedicated to the enhancement and protection of Pier Park. As a non-profit group, we advocate for this beautiful park, its public pool, skatepark, tennis courts, ball fields, disc golf course and amazing trees. We also organize volunteer work parties in cooperation with Portland Parks and Recreation to remove invasive plants and graffiti, plant native trees and shrubs and improve the trails and disc course.
We meet monthly on the third Tuesday at 6:30 pm at the St. Johns Community Center. All are welcome.
Our accomplishments include convincing City Hall to keep Pier Pool open, working with local companies, such as Next Adventure, to improve the disc golf course a Pier Park and purchasing playground equipment. We are proud to say that Pier Park is safer than any other Portland park of comparable size. The hundreds of regular disc golf players who play the course that winds around and through Pier Park keep it that way.