Pickleball & Music at Pier

Friends of Pier Park Music at Pier Park

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 actually founded in 1920!)

Pickleball Introduction

Between 1 and 4 PM, come learn the basics of the game from experienced players at Pier Park’s pickleball courts, located in the former tennis courts area.

Pickleball popularity is growing fast. It is a mix of tennis, badminton and ping pong and can be played on a badminton-sized court. The paddle used to play pickleball resembles a ping pong paddle, although it is slightly bigger. The pickle ball is a whiffle ball that resembles a tennis ball. The game is fun and it’s very easy to get hooked.

Pickleball enthusiasts will have all four courts set up, plus equipment and instructors available to guide you through the basics of the game.

Music at Pier Park

With a special thanks to our newest member, Will Lewis, who has spearheaded the music program, we are bringing a full afternoon of free music. Between 2 and 6 PM and open to the public, this event is intended to bring neighbors together to celebrate the Woodland Garden and Understory plantings installed in the last year and a summer in the open air after two long years of pandemic.

There will be three music acts performing on the playground meadow by the covered picnic area. (See our flyer attached, 1-page PDF). Bring a picnic for yourselves, spread out on the lawn, or use the covered picnic area, and the enjoy the afternoon with us.

Friends of Pier Park Music in the Park flyer for July 24, 2022

Musical Performers

  • Robby Mayer — Multi-Instrumentalist, Super Looper ’60s to Present Day
  • Dennis Griffiths — Acoustic Guitar American Originals & Covers
  • Lupita Zamora — Guitar and Ukulele Pop Music in English and Spanish

By Mary Ann Aschenbrenner

Mary Ann Aschenbrenner is President of Waterlink Web, a web development firm located in the St. Johns neighborhood of North Portland. An active neighborhood volunteer, Mary Ann served on the Friends of Pier Park board for over eight years and is the designer and administrator of this site.