Your Favorite Park Made the News Again!
Wonder what Friends of Pier Park has been up to lately? Take a look at this recent KGW TV news video, of our neighborhood 5th graders planting in the Park.
In partnership with Sitton Elementary, Portland Parks and Recreation, Columbia Slough Watershed Council, and Confluence, this is the second year of our learning and doing, a program that engages our local youth to learn about and care for our environment, right in our beloved park! Connecting our youngest community members to the park last year from our CWSP Grant was so wonderful for our community, we wrote another grant, received funds from the Trail Blazers Foundation Live Greener Grant, and due to their generosity and other partners, we could run the program again!
But we couldn’t do this without your continued support.
Other programs and events we ran in 2022 included a music performance and a pickleball clinic. We planted a small pollinator garden, removed much ivy on No Ivy Day in October and during the Pier Park Pick-Up in April, and finished planting a Community Garden with Portland Tennis and Education as part of our Community Watershed Restoration grant we received from the City of Portland.
With your donations, we can continue to engage our diverse community in the care of Pier Park.
Together, we can keep those kids coming back and more!
- More native plants
- More neighborhood events
- More invasive plant removal
Each donation you make comes with a THANK YOU!
We are so fortunate to have this beautiful green oasis practically in our backyard. And how wonderful that with friends like you we can keep Pier Park vibrant for all who visit.
Please donate today! Pier Park thanks you! And so do we.
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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.
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.
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- Pier Park Made the News Again!Wonder what Friends of Pier Park has been up to lately? Take a look at this recent KGW TV news video, of our neighborhood 5th graders planting in the Park. In partnership with Sitton Elementary, Portland Parks and Recreation, Columbia Slough Watershed Council, and Confluence, this is the second year of our learning and doing, a program that… Continue reading Pier Park Made the News Again!
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.