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

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

2020 Year-End Report

Friends of Pier Park 2020 Annual Report Although 2020 was a most trying year, and we still have a way to go before things feel normal, it’s worth reflecting on last year’s accomplishments, disappointments, and focus areas for the coming year. Centennial Celebration The land for Pier Park was purchased in 1920, therefore, in 2019… Continue reading 2020 Year-End Report