University of Portland Students Beautify the Park

Saturday  October 7th, University of Portland business students came out to Pier Park and volunteered to help beautify the park. They participated in several different activities including but not limited to mulching, painting, spreading gravel, and picking up limbs. With nearly 100 students volunteering, you could see improvements to the park within hours. Students and […]

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Volunteer Opportunity 10/7

Hello friends and volunteers, we have a volunteer opportunity event coming up next Saturday! — Come join your neighbors and community, along with students from the University of Portland, as we clean and beautify Pier Park on October 7th from 9:30AM to 1PM.  We’ll be collecting garbage, limbs, removing graffiti, and moving around gravel and […]

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Pier Pool Opens Today, June 20th!

The moment you all have been waiting for, Pier Pool opens today! Pier Pool is the center of activity for North Portland children and families. Portland Parks and Recreation offers swim lessons, lap swimming, summer swim team, open play swim and water aerobics as well as Junior Lifeguard and Swim Instructor training at Pier Pool […]

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Register for Free Swim Lessons Saturday, June 17th

FREE learn to swim “week” is Tuesday – Friday, June 20th – June 23rd at Pier Pool. Register in person on Saturday, June 17th, between 8:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by Portland Parks & Recreation, anybody three years old or older qualifies for four free swim lessons for beginners. Classes are available mornings, afternoons, and evenings […]

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Pier Park Pick-Up for Earth Day

As Earth Day approaches, it may be time to consider reevaluating the relationship you have with the environment and ponder how your lifestyle affects the world around you. How often do you reduce, reuse, or recycle? Reduce: Reducing simply means to limit the amount of electricity and other natural resources that you use; to reduce or […]

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University of Portland Students Help Clean Park

Saturday October 8th, approximately 100  U of P students volunteered through the Pamplin School of Business P4 program by generously donating their time to help maintain and clean up Pier Park. These students removed blackberries branches running along the NAPA Auto Parts area and removed approximately 11 truck loads of blackberries in the process. Other […]

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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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