Welcome to the New FoPP Board
The elections were held as part of a Thanksgiving party on November 16, 2015 and the results are unanimous. We welcome two new board members: Matt Kuntz as Chair and Brian Cole as Technology Officer. Three standard bearers remain: Kelly Pergande as Vice Chair, Erin Etchison as Secretary and Keola Morley as Treasurer.
Pier Park Restrooms
Over 10,000 visitors enjoy Pier Park each year … yet our restroom facilities:
- Have peeling paint and rusting walls
- Lack hot water for hand washing
- Are NOT ADA compliant or accessible
- Too few for the overwhelming amount of visitors they are meant to serve.
Check out the Shop/Donate page to make a donation to the Friends of Pier Park account held at the Bank of America. Funds will be used to improve thePier Park Disc Golf Course, the Pier Park Tennis Courts fund or as matching funds for grant proposals.
Thank you for donating!
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.
Our next meeting is Monday, May 19th at 6:30 pm at the St. Johns Community Center. All are welcome.
Our accomplishments include convincing City Hall to keep Pier Pool open, the annual Pier Park Pick-Up sponsored by SOLVE, 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.
Pier/Chimney Bridge Complete
Have you enjoyed the walk between Pier and Chimney Parks? The bridge is complete allowing better access for bicycle commuters to Rivergate and recreation for everyone. For more information checkout the this link to Portland Parks.