Fallen Sequoia Returns

When the bridge over the tracks from Pier Park to Chimney Park was built, it was necessary to fall one of the Sequoias in Pier Park’s Sequoia grove to make way for the bridge. Much of the Sequoia went to build a nature playground at Westmoreland, but some slabs of the felled Sequoia were saved… Continue reading Fallen Sequoia Returns

Pickleball & Music at Pier

Come to Pier Park on Sunday afternoon and bring the family for a FREE day of Pickleball and Music. Sponsored by Friends of Pier Park, we are celebrating the Woodland Garden and Understory plantings installed in the last year as well as a belated Pier Park centennial celebration delayed by the pandemic. (Pier Park was… Continue reading Pickleball & Music at Pier

16 Annual Pier Park Pick-Up

Thank you to all of the beautiful volunteers who showed up on a lovely Earth Day, April 23, 2022, to work in Pier Park. This was the 16th Annual SOLVE Pier Park Pick-Up sponsored by Friends of Pier Park and Waterlink Web. Parks staff also turned out to haul away truckloads of limbs and invasive… Continue reading 16 Annual Pier Park Pick-Up

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