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

Heritage Tree Bike Tours August 7th

Come join this fun bike ride on safe routes, learn about Heritage Trees in North Portland, and meet your neighbors. You are invited to join the Arbor Lodge Tree Team and North Portland Parks Advisory Group on bike rides featuring Heritage Trees in North Portland parks. When: Saturday, August 7th Start Time for South Loop: 10 am. Meet… Continue reading Heritage Tree Bike Tours August 7th

Please Leash Your Dogs at Pier Park

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We love to see dogs enjoying time with their humans in Pier Park; whether walking a loop on our paths, accompanying disc golfers for a casual round, or passing through on the way to the Chimney Park off-leash dog area, it’s great to see you out in the park together. However, we need to remind everyone that,… Continue reading Please Leash Your Dogs at Pier Park

Pier Park Pick-Up 2021

It will look a little different this year with all of us wearing face masks and keeping social distance, but our annual Earth Day Pier Park Pick-Up is on track for another year of fun! Celebrating Earth Day In 2007 Friends of Pier Park hosted our first SOLVE-IT Earth Day event, now called Oregon Spring… Continue reading Pier Park Pick-Up 2021

Third Thursday Park Clean-Ups

Volunteers gather before No Ivy Day.

Come out to Pier Park on March 18th for our monthly third-Thursday clean-up. Led by park Horticulturist Dave, you will get to work on park improvements projects such as mulching, weeding, and planting. Bring your own gloves, water (and hand tools if you have them). Park staff will bring tools and supply any needed materials… Continue reading Third Thursday Park Clean-Ups