Walk through Pier Park and you find yourself walking under the high canopy of Oregon’s state tree – the Douglas fir. Douglas firs definitely dominate the park’s landscape. Coastal Douglas firs are the 2nd tallest trees in the world (2nd to the Redwood) and can live between 500 – 1000 years old. Douglas firs, named […]
Author Archive | Mary Ann Aschenbrenner
Our nominees for the Friends of Pier Park Board are: Ryan Lynch – Chair Kelly Pergrande – Vice Chair Keola Morley – Treasurer Erin Etchison – Secretary Melissa Swope – Technology Officer Please come on out to the Wednesday, January 22nd meeting at 6:30 pm at the St. Johns Community Center to vote.
Friends of Pier Park is looking for a Chimney Park liaison to the FoPP board. The bridge is coming … let’s keep communication channels open! Please email us at connect@FriendsofPierPark.org.
Mulch in the Sequoia Grove – Sept. 14th Join us on Saturday, September 14th from 10am – 1pm to spread mulch throughout the Sequoia Grove. In order to prevent damage to the tender Sequoia roots during the upcoming Chimney/Pier bridge construction, volunteers will spread mulch delivered by Portland Parks. Bring your own work gloves. If […]
Learn to swim FREE June 18 – 21 at any Portland Parks pool … including Pier Park! This session requires walk-in registration tomorrow, Sat, June 15, from 8:00-11:30 AM. Pier Pool is located at 9341 N. St Johns Ave.
The following was submitted by Elizabeth Kennedy-Wong as a Parks summation of the May meeting and trail alignment plan. Hello Friends of Pier Park et al – Please share this information. – Based on the conversation at the Friends of Pier Park meeting, Here are the responses to the comments/requests and the recommendation to move […]
Come to the May Friends of Pier Park meeting on Tuesday the 21st at 6:30 pm at the St. Johns Community Center. Agenda items: Accessible bike path and bridge configuration report Sequoia memorial report and discussion Website report and discussion. All are welcome!
The good news is that we have funding for the accessible bike path that will extend from the end of the Pier/Chimney bridge and through Pier Park. This link was critical to protect the Sequoia grove from cyclists coming off the bridge and to provide accessibility to the North Portland Greenway transportation structure. This is […]
Portland Parks and Recreation is hosting this meeting on Wednesday, April 24th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the St. Johns Community Center. This is your chance to understand how construction of the pedestrian/bike bridge will impact access to and use of both Chimney and Pier Parks from April 2013 to November 2013. Construction impacts may […]
On Saturday, March 16th, Friends of Pier Park was recognized, at the annual Celebrate North Portland dinner, for extraordinary commitment and service to North Portland. The award was a surprise, at least to the FoPP board member and volunteer who was attending the dinner. Fortunately, Mary Ann Aschenbrenner, Technology Officer was there to accept the […]