2022 Free Swim Lessons

Summer 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 Business

On 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

2021 Annual Report

Year 2 of the Covid pandemic continued to test us all. Nonetheless, in 2021, Friends of Pier Park made great progress for our park and ourneighborhood on a number of fronts. Three Grants! The most significant accomplishments relate to three grants awarded to us, totaling $16,000. Our recently elected Vice Chairperson, Stephanie LaMonica, is primarily… Continue reading 2021 Annual Report

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