Latest Blog Posts
- 2022 Free Swim LessonsSummer is almost here … which means it’s time to get back to Pier Pool! Pier Pool opens on June 22nd and will stay open until August 28th. See the 2022 Summer Swim Schedule on our Pool page. This summer make sure your kids learn how to swim. It can save their lives and gives… Continue reading 2022 Free Swim Lessons
- Thank You Pamplin School of BusinessOn Saturday, March 12th over 60 University of Portland, Pamplin School of Business students did a tremendous job helping to keep Pier Park a special place. Thank you! The amount of work they accomplished; spreading mulch and gravel, pulling Ivy and other invasive species, and collecting trash throughout the park, was impressive. Now that they’ve… Continue reading Thank You Pamplin School of Business
Friends of Pier Park Core Values:
- Enhance Park safety and accessibility for all park users
- Enhance and restore Park’s natural beauty and biodiversity
- Enhance and restore Park play and recreational features
- Build relationships with the Park community, including all age educational components
- Advocate for the Park while working alongside Portland Parks and Recreation.
Friends of Pier Park is a 501(c)(3 ) non-profit that advocates for and enhances our 75-acre North Portland park.
Continuing with this level of park restoration and community engagement, we need some help from you! Take ownership and pride in Pier Park. Join us during our monthly Zoom meetings and be a part of providing opportunities for all of our neighbors.
Help Support Pier Park
Friends of Pier Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Every penny of your donation goes to support and enhance Pier Park in North Portland.
We Received Three Grants in 2021!
Thank you to:
- Portland Garden Club
- Bureau of Environmental Services with Portland State University Indigenous Nations Studies
- Portland Parks Foundation
Thank you to our donors!
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Sale proceeds go to support and enhance Pier Park in North Portland.
Work with us.
Friends of Pier Park members are dedicated to the enhancement and protection of Pier Park.
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 accomplishments include convincing City Hall to keep Pier Pool open, the annual Pier Park Pick-Up sponsored by SOLVE, working with Stumptown Disc Golf to improve the disc golf course, and purchasing playground equipment. Recently we advocated for Portland Parks to replace the restroom facility by speaking at City Hall, writing letters, and more. See the blog post, Pier Park Restrooms Need an Upgrade.
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.