By David Nguyen
We are pleased to announce that Portland Parks & Recreation’s Tanner Springs Park is one of five finalists for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Urban Open Space Award, a competition that recognizes an outstanding example of a well-used public open space that has spurred regeneration and the transformation of its surrounding community.
Tanner Springs offers a unique, natural and contemplative oasis in the city. The park is a model of sustainable urban design, articulated through its water management systems and rich features.
Finalist selections were based on project design and how each transformed or revived their surrounding community.
The winner will be announced at ULI’s Fall Meeting and Urban Land Expo, set for October 16 - 19, 2012 in Denver. A commemorative plaque and a $10,000 cash prize will be awarded to the individual or organization most responsible for the creation of the winning open space project.