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!
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
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
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
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
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