City of Gresham

Event Volunteers Greatly Needed! Three Opportunities: June 6-20, 2009

Event Volunteers Greatly Needed! Three Opportunities: June 6,13,20 2009. Contact

Be a part of the fun!

Volunteers Greatly Needed to Help with June Community Events!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • June 6th, 4 Volunteers: Center for the Arts Grand Opening
  • June 13th, 10 Volunteers: Hershey’s Track and Field Event
  • June 20th, 5 Volunteers: Gradin Sports Park Grand Opening

Gresham Parks and Recreation is in great need of your help. Please check out the volunteer event opportunities below. Be a part of the fun. Volunteer!

Please RSVP to Danielle Quist, Community Volunteer Coordinator, Gresham Parks and Recreation, NWSA AmeriCorps by email to, or phone 503-618-2789.

County commissioners ask Rockwood residents to be realistic about the East County Justice Center

Rockwood, East County Justice Center debacle continues.  Budget overruns, poor leadership, and tough economic times plague beleagured project

The debacle continues.
Budget overruns, poor leadership, and tough economy plague chronically delayed project in Rockwood.

Source: The Oregonian, Tuesday May 12, 2009
by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Stalled for decades, project now lacks support

Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel told a crowd gathered to fight for a East County justice center in Rockwood that there's not enough board support to build the long-delayed courthouse project anywhere in Gresham because of the economy. The community should stop fighting for location and push commissioners to support building it at all, she said. Editor: Contact the commissioners here.

McKeel, County Chairman Ted Wheeler, Sheriff Bob Skipper, Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis and District Attorney Mike Schrunk sat with a panel of other government officials at a forum Tuesday night where community members were to urge the county board to reconsider building the beleagured project in Rockwood.

Original plans called for a justice center to be built in Rockwood, which has been plagued by crime and disinvestment. But Wheeler proposed the project, which has been stalled for decades, be moved to downtown Gresham because it would save about $7 million.

Neighborhood Coalition Meeting: June 9, 2009 7PM

06/09/2009 - 7:00pm
City of Gresham Coalition of Neighborhood Associations

Coalition of Gresham
Neighborhood Associations

Board Meeting
Tuesday June 9, 2009 7:00PM

When: Tuesday June 9, 2009 7:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall, Springwater Trail Room

The Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations next meeting will be Tuesday June 9, 2009 7:00PM in the Springwater Trail Room, Gresham City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham, OR 97030.

Public welcome

Innovative Housing Council Hearing: Apr 7, 2009 6PM

04/07/2009 - 6:30pm

City of Gresham Residential Districts Review, Innovative Housing Demonstration Project Code. April 7, 2009 6:00PM

Residential Districts Review,
Innovative Housing Demonstration Project Code amendments hearing

When: Tuesday. April 7, 2009 6:00PM
Where: >Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Parkway

Meeting Info

The City Council will hold a hearing on the Residential Districts Review, Innovative Housing Demonstration Project Code amendments on April 7, 2009. The hearing will be held in the Gresham City Hall Council Chambers at 1333 NW Eastman Parkway. The Council meeting begins at 6:00 PM.

Hearing Materials

Materials for the hearing may be found on the City Council Website by clicking here.

Questions or comments? Contact Stacy Humphrey, Special Projects Planner, City of Gresham, phone 503-618-2202, or email

Students, City, and Friends of Nadaka kick-off Earth Day 2009: Apr 17

04/17/2009 - 9:00am
04/17/2009 - 1:00pm
Gresham Parks, Friends of Nadaka, and Hollydale Elementary kick-off Earth Day 2009: Apr 17

Come and see
Nadaka Nature Park's improvements

Learn about non-native invasives

When: Friday Apr 17, 2009 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: Nadaka Park
NE 176th Ave and NE Pacific St
(Click here for a map)
Gresham, OR

Event Info

Join us Friday, April 17th from 9AM to 1PM as Hollydale Elementary students teachers and parents, the City of Gresham Parks & Recreation and Friends of Nadaka to kick-off Earth Day 2009 at Nadaka Park. Students will help mulch the new plantings and learn about and remove non-native invasives such as ivy and Herb Robert.

If you haven't seen Nadaka Park this year you owe it to yourself to see the many improvements and new plantings!

About Nadaka Park

Nadaka Park is a lovely 10-acre parcel of "natural area" that includes a walking trail loop, tall trees, native plants, and a beautiful grassy meadow. Nadaka is located in the Wilkes East Neighborhood just north of NE Glisan St. The only public entrance to the park is on NE Pacific St at NE 176th Ave. Directions: from either NE 172nd Ave, or NE 181st Ave, take NE Pacific St to NE 176th Ave. Parking is curbside. Enter through the main gate.

Earth Day 2009 Free Recycling Event. Gresham City Hall: Apr 18 9AM-2PM

04/18/2009 - 9:00am
04/18/2009 - 2:00pm
City of Gresham, Earth Day 2009 Free Recycling Event: Apr 18, 2009
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City of Gresham Earth Day 2009

Free Recycling Event

When: Saturday Apr 18, 2009 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy
Click here for directions

Expanded Recycling

The City is offering an expanded recycling collection event in honor of Earth Day from 9:00AM to 2:00PM Saturday, April 18 (rain or shine). The recycling event is free to Gresham and Wood Village residents and will be held in the City Hall parking lots, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway.

  • Collection Items
  • Computer Electronics and TVs
  • Block Styrofoam
  • Paper Shredding
  • Fluorescent Tubes and Lights
  • Cell Phones

Compost Bins For Sale

Interested in composting? Purchase The Earth Machine compost bin for $35 at the recycling event. Cash or check made out to City of Gresham. Normal retail price is $80.

Zimmerman House tours: Apr 18, 2009

04/18/2009 - 10:00am
04/18/2009 - 3:00pm
Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. 17111 NE Sandy Blvd, Gresham OR, (503) 261-8078

Open House 10AM - 3PM!

Welcome Spring!
Visit this delightful 1873 Victorian farmhouse

When: Saturday Apr 18, 2009 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham OR

Take a step back into history at the Zimmermann House, a Victorian era farmhouse, built in 1874 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This beautiful farmhouse is a perfect reflection of typical Columbia River dairy farm life in the late 1800s. The Zimmerman Heritage Farm is a unique cultural education and recreational resource that is being created for the benefit of the public on a 5.98-acre historic site in Gresham, Oregon. Open house and tours are available every third Saturday. Don't miss this unique opportunity!

City of Gresham, AmeriCorps Earth Day Symposium: Apr 22, 2009

04/22/2009 - 4:00pm
04/22/2009 - 8:30pm

City of Gresham, AmeriCorps, Earth Day Symposium 4-8:30PM

Learn what AmeriCorps is doing for Gresham and the environment and how you can get involved

When: Wednesday, April 22nd 4:00PM to 8:30PM
Where: >Gresham City Hall
Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Parkway

Meeting Info

Please join the City of Gresham AmeriCorps members as we celebrate Earth Day! There will be a tabling period/open house from 4PM-7PM. Information will be provided on what AmeriCorps is doing for Gresham, what Gresham is doing for the environment, and how you can get involved.

Featured Tables

  • Operation Stream Clean
  • Backyard Wildlife Habitat Certification Program
  • What Can I Recycle?
  • Birds!
  • Be Green Volunteer Opportunities
  • and more!

Other activities & a movie too!

There will also be activities for families to participate in, such as bird house construction and recycled arts/crafts. At 7pm, there will be a showing of the Silent Invasion, an OPB Field Guide Documentary about invasive species followed by a brief discussion period.

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