Your Support for Pier Park Makes a Big Difference!

Fundraising thermometer showing a goal of $2,000 and having raised $2,100.

We reached our goal and more! Thank you.

With your help, we were able to raise $2,100.

Friends of Pier Park is a 501(c)(3 ) non-profit that advocates for and enhances our 75-acre North Portland park.

2021 has been a big year of activity in the Park:

Third grade students from Sitton Elementary School planting at Pier Park
  • Third-graders from Sitton Elementary helped us plant native understory as part of a Community Watershed Stewardship project that put in nearly 900 plants, trees, and shrubs to increase the Park’s bio-diversity
  • We laid out and put in the start of a glorious Woodland Garden to brighten the entrance off of N. Reno!

But to continue 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.

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Disc Golf Course Info

disc golfer in the snow in Pier Park
Even in the snow, the disc golf course is open! See the Winter Course configuration.
Steve Davis and Colette Peck spread wood chips around newly planted natives at Pier Park. Photo by Stephanie LaMonica.
Steve Davis, Chair of Friends of Pier Park, and Colette Peck, Secretary, spreading wood chips around newly planted natives. Photo by Stephanie LaMonica, Vice-Chair.

We Made The News!

Learn more about this project: Friends of Pier Park Received Three Grants for Parks Projects

Come out to finish up the planting: Final Planting Day 2021

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.

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.


Latest Blog Posts

  • Olmsted Parks Speaker Series
    Invitation: In Person and Zoom Options Available Olmsted 2022: Good Parks Speaker Series Friends of Columbia Park is excited to bring you this series of presentations in celebration of the bicentennial of Frederick Law Olmsted and his legacy of landscape design and public parks – both across America and right here in Columbia Park.  The… Continue reading Olmsted Parks Speaker Series
  • Final Planting Day 2021
    We Need Your Help Saturday Morning … Rain or Shine We are in our final push to finish up planting native plants at Pier Park. Thank you to adult volunteers and the kids at Sitton Grade School, over half of the plants we purchased through the three community grants are in the ground. That leaves… Continue reading Final Planting Day 2021

We Received Three Grants in 2021!
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Thank you to our donors!

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Sale proceeds go to support and enhance Pier Park in North Portland.

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Pier Pool is an outdoor pool open seasonally at Pier Park
Volunteers before the Pier Park Pick-Up
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Katsura tree at Pier Park
Volunteers from Roosevelt HS
Friends of Pier Park mini discs
Friends of Pier Park at a Christmas party
Disc Golf volunteer repairing a disc pad

Work with us.

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.

Pier Park Amenities


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.

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We meet every month (except December) on the 3rd Monday at 6:30 pm at the St. Johns Library or Stormbreaker Brewery. All are welcome. Check our Events Calendar for updates.



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.