East Portland Parks Coalition News

2016-02-20 11:34

While some East Portland programs may see less impact from the new City of Portland Budget, teen and youth programs along with a system wide reorganization will cost money.

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2015-09-17 13:36

Families welcome to improve, maintain, restore and build Portland's parks! 

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2015-09-01 10:28

Call for Submission of articles and ads for the October Quarterly East Portland Neighborhood Association News newsletter. Articles and photos are due on or before Friday, Sept 4th at 5:00 p.m.

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2015-07-08 10:36
East Portland Neighborhood Office is pleased to announce the 2015 Small Grant awardees. The City Council cut the budget for this program in 2014, but thanks to the committed advocacy of East Portlanders, the small grant program is back! This year the Small Grants Committee gave $26,000 in funds to organizations that do community building work in East Portland. More...
2015-07-01 12:31
"I have carefully considered your feedback, as well as PP&R staff input. Based on this information, I have decided to fund Master Plans for Mill Park and Midland Park (in a concurrent process, as requested by the Mill Park Neighborhood Association), and the SE 150th and Division property," Commissioner Fritz. More...
2015-07-01 12:26
Congratulations to our partners and friends at Outgrowing Hunger for receiving a $25,000 grants from Commissioner Amanda Fritz for their work to build a new community garden! More...
2015-06-30 19:29

See the design for the "East Island", most popular with local residents and businesses. You have an opportunity to voice your opinion!

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2015-06-04 15:10
The Summer Free for All guides have arrived! The free events summer newsletters lists all happenings for kids and families across the city that are sponsored by the City of Portland. EPNO is proud to offer the guide in 8 languages to serve the East Portland community: Bhutanese, Chinese, English, Nepali, Somali, Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese. Please stop by the office at 1017 NE 117th Ave to pick up the guide to distribute in your neighborhood or to your organization! More...
2015-05-06 23:44
Results are in…not just another survey where you don’t hear back. In May 2014, an East Portland Action Plan survey was sent out to all East Portland addresses, as an insert in this newsletter. The survey had questions related to transportation and parks use in four languages - Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, and English. The intent was to ask information of our readers, but also to get neighbors to talk with each other and help prioritize public infrastructure. We encourage all residents to work together with their neighbors, neighborhood associations, community groups, and the East Portland Action Plan to advocate for transportation and parks improvements. More...
2015-05-06 10:37
This last January, the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) asked for a list of top transportation projects in each neighborhood, as part of its 'technical update' of the Transportation System Plan (TSP). The TSP is a blueprint of how the City expects to make transportation improvements over the next 20 years, in support of the City's Comprehensive Plan. PBOT has a list of over 80 major TSP projects covering East Portland, with costs varying from $500,000 to $150 million. More...
2015-05-04 23:05
15 years ago, development in the outer SE region of Pleasant Valley was exploding. Clatsop Butte became home to over 500 new residential properties. Portland Parks stepped up to the plate and, using system development charges, purchased 16 acres planned for development and land-banked the property for future use as an activity park. In 2008 a master plan was prepared outlining a full-service activity park with rest rooms, playing courts, and sports field and play equipment. More...
2015-05-04 22:54
As spring and summer park events become scheduled more neighborhoods are taking advantage of the movies and concerts in the parks. There was a time when there were no movies or concerts east of 82nd Avenue. Thanks to dedicated volunteers and the support of Parks employees, several East Portland neighborhoods events are planned check out the Park Bureau list of free summer events. - See more at: http://eastportland.org/east-portland-parks-coalition-spring-2015-article#sthash.7KqvlDUW.dpuf More...
2015-05-04 22:39
On November 15, the Friends of Gateway Green (FoGG) hosted Gateway Green Community Cross – the first public event on the future park property. Even though the weather was very cold and windy, 107 riders came out to participate in exhibition cyclocross races. More...
2015-03-03 11:12
The new park is expected to be open by the spring of 2017 and will be one of the largest parks in east Portland. It will consist of 15.7 acres of open space on a parcel of land west of Shaver Elementary School in the Argay neighborhood between Shaver and Fremont. More...
2015-02-24 15:41
East Portland has shown sustained interest in establishing and maintaining its urban canopy in recent years, and residents will reap the benefits for years to come. The benefits of urban street and yard trees include a reduction in air pollution, conservation of water, reduced energy costs (when trees are appropriately placed relative to living spaces), reduction in air temperatures during the summer, as well as food and shelter for native and migratory birds and wildlife. More...
2015-02-24 14:53
The addition of the Mercy and Wisdom Community Garden will allow both patients and community members to get involved with their health on a new level. Volunteer hours in the garden will earn patients complementary services, and fresh veggies to take home from the garden. More...
2014-10-08 12:27
As a follow-up to the Wilkes history article in the July East Portland Neighborhood Association News newsletter issue, associating Wilkes with the early Columbia Slough Watershed Council (CSWC), we neglected to mention.... More...