Author Archive | Mary Ann Aschenbrenner

No Parke Diem this Saturday

Due to heavy rains and expected high winds, the Parke Diem volunteer event planned for October 15th has been cancelled. Safety considerations are a priority for Friends of Pier Park and park staff. If the event is rescheduled, we will let you know. In the meantime, stay safe and dry.

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Lead Testing Results for Pier Park

Here at Pier Park we take the health and welfare of our community and it’s members very seriously. Therefore, with the rising concerns for lead levels in Portland’s recreational parks and school facilities, we are pleased to share with you our Sample Results from the Portland Water Bureau. The city of Portland recommends actions with lead levels reaching […]

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Family Season Swim Pass – REDUCED

FYI: the Family Season Swim Pass for Pier Pool is only $140.00 starting on June 14th. That is a $28.00 savings from $168.00 regular price season pass. Summer swim season at Pier Pool begins this week and will run through Friday, August 26, 2016. Outdoor pools, including Pier Pool, will close August 26th this year because Portland Public […]

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Pier Pool Opens with Free Swim Lessons

For all of our swimmers and non-swimmers as well, mark this Saturday morning, June 11th, to go by Pier Pool and register for a week of free swim lessons or to purchase your family summer swim pass. The pool office will be open from 8:00 – 11:30 am for swim lesson registrations that begin Tuesday, June 14th. The […]

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Pier Park Pick-Up 2016 Recap

April 23rd was the perfect day for the annual Pier Park Pick-Up. Volunteers from the disc golf community, New Seasons, TriMet, Community Inspired Professionals, and SOLVE came out. In all, 26 adults and six youth participated, clearing a 1/4 acres of blackberries and ivy and removing 15 bags of trash. Healthy treats and coffee were […]

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Do Something Good for Earth Day

On Saturday, April 23rd, join Friends of Pier Park, volunteers from the neighborhood, disc golf players, and many others to improve pathways through Pier Park, protect trees from errant discs, remove invasive plants, clear the tennis courts, etc. We will have delicious donuts from Tulip Pastry Shop, coffee from Starbucks, and plenty of smiles! Fun […]

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University of Portland Day of Service

Thank You to University of Portland Students Many hands make light work, or so the saying goes. On Saturday, March 19th, we saw that in action at Pier Park when 90 students came out to help remove invasive plants and graffiti, improve walkways and paths, and pickup litter and fallen tree limbs. In just a […]

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Disc Golf Closure

Grimm is prepping for filming this week, November 9th – 14th, 2015 at Pier Park. Preparation begins Monday and filming will be Wednesday – Saturday with late night shooting. They have requested the following closures on the disc golf course: Holes #5, #6 and #7 for all hours Mon, 11/9 – Sat, 11/14. Close # 8 […]

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Looking for Leaders

Our success has always come from motivated and resourceful leadership. For the past several years Ryan Lynch (Chair) and Kelly Pergande (Vice Chair) have guided Friends of Pier Park, led the drive to improve Pier Park’s disc golf course, saved a portion of the fallen Sequoia to install as a bench, and testified at City […]

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Pier Park Restrooms Need an Upgrade

The current – virtually open-air – Pier Park restrooms are unsafe, unsanitary, inaccessible for handicapped folks and rusting. In the images below we will compare our restroom facilities with those at Gabriel Park, Laurelhurst Park and Mt. Tabor Park – all Portland Parks and Recreation facilities. On July 8, 2015 Friends of Pier Park will speak with City […]

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