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The City of Portland is currently crafting a FY 2013-14 budget for its bureaus, programs, and services.
Grand Opening of The Fields Park
This afternoon, Nick was proud to attend the Grand Opening of The Fields Park in Northwest Portland!
The Fields was created through a partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation, the Portland Development Commission, and the Pearl District Neighborhood Association. The Fields is the third park outlined in the Portland River District Park System Urban Design Framework Study. The four parks included in the Framework were Jamison Square,Tanner Springs Park, The Fields Park, and a potential Riverfront Park.
The celebration featured a Native American blessing of the land, a poetry reading by Founding Co-chair of the Pacific Northwest College of Art Barry Sanders, and artwork done by local school children.
Along with being a fantastic outdoor space for people, The Fields is a great place for your dog. The Fields was created with our four-legged friends in mind. It features different amenities for dogs of all shapes and sizes.
The Fields Park is located at NW 10th and Overton. Come out and play!
May 17, 2013
First $5 5K Run
The popular $5 5K run/walk series starts up again this Sunday at Fernhill Park!
5K run/walks are scheduled in neighborhoods around Portland from May to October, and are a great way for you to stay in shape for a great price.
The series started last year, and brought over 2,000 runners and walkers to races around town. This year, we are planning for even bigger turnouts. Portland Parks & Recreation has added more courses for all types of athletes - some flat, and others with more challenging inclines.
The race on Sunday is sold out, but the waitlist is still open. If you are interested in running you can visit the $5 5K series page on the PP&R website to be added to the waitlist.
You can also enjoy other fun activities like climbing a 40-foot rockwall, music, various kid activities and much more.
Lace up, cut loose, and have fun!
Can’t make it this weekend? Visit PP&R’s website to sign up for a future race!
Sunday, May 19
9:30 am - 10:30 am
May 17, 2013
Renovation at Dawson Park
The North Portland park was featured the Portland Observer this week, highlighting the $2.1 million renovation scheduled for the park. The interactive water feature, as the Portland Observer reported, was “originally suggested by neighbors during extensive public involvement and heavily supported.”
Other renovations to the park include a large central lawn area, a new playground, flowering plants, new picnic areas, barbeque grills, and much more.
The park will also include art panels by local artists that tell the history of the park as an important center for the African-American Community.
Nick was proud to partner with Legacy to make the fountain feature part of the park’s remodel.
As Nick said about the renovation, “the generous gift from Legacy Emanuel will greatly add to the amenities and improvements at Dawson Park, and will be a neighborhood treasure for generations to come.”
Renovation for the park is scheduled to begin this fall.
In the Portland Observer
photo courtesy of the Portland Observer
May 17, 2013
Bruce Poinsette in The Skanner News
Mike Leighton in The Portland Observer
Sara Hottman in The Oregonian
Denis C. Theriault in The Portland Mercury
Aaron mesh in Willamette Week
Denis C Theriault in The Portland Mercury
Jennifer Anderson in The Portland Tribune
John Killen in The Oregonian
Tracy Berry on KGW.com
May 17, 2013
Public Hearing on 2013-14 City Budget
Join us this evening for a public hearing on the proposed 2013-14 City budget.
This year, the City is facing a $21.5 million shortfall. Mayor Hales asked all City bureaus to develop a budget proposal with a 10% cut.
On April 30, Mayor Hales released his proposed budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which includes a number of difficult cuts.
Tonight’s public hearing gives you the chance to have your voice heard. Tell us what programs and services are most important to you. The hearing will begin at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers in City Hall.
Public Hearing on City Budget
City Hall, Council Chambers
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
May 16, 2013