Pier Park Made the News Again!

Children playing on the swings at Pier Park

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 engages our local youth to learn about and care for our environment, right in our beloved park! Connecting our youngest community members to the park last year from our CWSP Grant was so wonderful for our community, we wrote another grant, received funds from the Trail Blazers Foundation Live Greener Grant, and due to their generosity and other partners, we could run the program again!

Children playing on the swings at Pier Park
Listeners and children playing during the Pier Park Summer 2022 Music Event

But we couldn’t do this without your continued support.

Other programs and events we ran in 2022 included a music performance and a pickleball clinic. We planted a small pollinator garden, removed much ivy on No Ivy Day in October and during the Pier Park Pick-Up in April, and finished planting a Community Garden with Portland Tennis and Education as part of our Community Watershed Restoration grant we received from the City of Portland.

John Aschenbrener hitting a pickleball
Players at the Pickleball clinic organized by Friends of Pier Park in 2022

With your donations, we can continue to engage our diverse community in the care of Pier Park.

Together, we can keep those kids coming back and more!

  • More native plants
  • More neighborhood events
  • More invasive plant removal
Friends of Pier Park Pick-Up volunteers on April 23, 2022
Friends of Pier Park volunteers at the annual Pier Park Pick-Up in April 2022.

Each donation you make comes with a THANK YOU!

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.