Parks & Recreation

Fun, Live Music, Vendors & more! East Portland Exposition 2010 Multicultural Share Fair: July 17-18 2010

07/17/2010 - 11:00am
07/17/2010 - 10:00pm
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East Portland Exposition, July 17-18 2010 - A two day Multicultural Share Fair community event featuring 65+ exhibitors, lots of entertainment and food, free health testing, and free activities for children and families. Info here!

11 Live Bands,
65+ Vendors,
Great Food,
Free Health testing

Fun For The Entire Family!

The East Portland Exposition (EPO XPO) is a two day community event that will be held at Ed Benedict Community Park, located along SE Powell Boulevard between 100th Avenue and 102nd Avenue (Get Map!) in East Portland on July 17 and 18, 2010. The gates open at 11AM on Saturday and 10:00AM on Sunday. EPO XPO is co-sponsored by all 13 East Portland Neighborhoods. The event will feature numerous exhibitors, lots of entertainment and food, free health testing, and free activities for children and families.

Click here for EPO XPO flyer and events schedule!

Music, Vendors, Great Food & Movies at Dusk

This year, EPO XPO will be partnering with the City of Portland for the very first Sunday Parkways in East Portland — and EPO XPO will be at the heart of it all! Sunday Parkways is great fun for everyone. So come to EPO XPO on Saturday to visit all the great exhibitors, and enjoy some great food and entertainment. Be sure to stay for the movie that evening (and Sunday too!) starting at dusk. Then, on Sunday, come join the festivities for the single best day of the Summer — East Portland style!

City Council approves Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan

City Council approves and adopts Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan. Info here!
Nelson Neighborhood Park Master Plan
Click to enlarge

Public forums, citizen input and design changes complete

City Council approves Nelson Neighborhood Park Master Plan

The Gresham City Council approved and adopted the Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan at the June 1, 2010 City Council meeting.

About Nelson

The Nelson Property is a 2.0-acre parcel located adjacent to and south of the City-owned Nadaka Nature Park, fronting NE Glisan Street at NE 176th. Click here for a vicinity map of the area.

The second Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan Community Forum was held March 31st. At this forum the Preferred Design Alternative was presented which took into account comments from the Parks & Recreation Advisory Subcommittee, Urban Forestry Subcommittee, January 20 Community Forum, Metro Parks & Greenspaces, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and City staff.

The Master Plan includes approximately 1/3 of the property to be community gardens and orchard. There will also be picnic tables, a nature-based play area, and public restrooms. A walking loop will connect the Nelson Neighborhood Park with Nadaka Nature Park. (It will be necessary for citizens to obtain addtitional grant monies to develop the Nelson property.) The Nelson Property Summary Report and Community Forum Summary Reports are available on the City's website here.

Background

In 2009 the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association and Friends of Nadaka successfully obtained a Metro Nature in Neighborhoods Capital Grant, a grant from the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and a donation from the Nelson Family Trust to purchase the 2 arce site for use as a neighborhood park. The Trust For Public Lands negotiated the purchase.

City Council to approve Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan: June 1, 2010 6PM

06/01/2010 - 6:00pm
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City Council to approve Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan: June 1, 2010 6PM. Info here!
Nelson Neighborhood Park Master Plan
Click to enlarge

Public forums, citizen input and design changes complete

City Council set to adopt Nelson Neighborhood Park Master Plan

When: Tuesday Jun 1, 2010 6PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chamber
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Council to consider plan

The Gresham City Council will consider for adoption the Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan at the June 1st, 6PM meeting in the City Council Chamber. There will be a public comment period at the start of the meeting. Comments are limited to 3 minutes. Everyone is encouraged to attend this important meeting and show their support for this project.

About Nelson

The Nelson Property is a 2.0-acre parcel located adjacent to the City-owned Nadaka Nature Park, fronting NE Glisan Street at NE 176th. Click here for a vicinity map of the area.

The second Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan Community Forum was held March 31st. At this forum the Preferred Design Alternative was presented which took into account comments from the Parks & Recreation Advisory Subcommittee, Urban Forestry Subcommittee, January 20 Community Forum, Metro Parks & Greenspaces, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and City staff.

The Master Plan includes approximately 1/3 of the property to be community gardens and orchard. There will also be picnic tables, a nature-based play area, and public restrooms. A walking loop will connect the Nelson Neighborhood Park with Nadaka Nature Park. (It will be necessary for citizens to obtain addtitional grant monies to develop the Nelson property.) The Nelson Property Summary Report and Community Forum Summary Reports are available on the City's website here.

Background

In 2009 the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association and Friends of Nadaka successfully obtained a Metro Nature in Neighborhoods Capital Grant, a grant from the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and a donation from the Nelson Family Trust to purchase the 2 arce site for use as a neighborhood park. The Trust For Public Lands negotiated the purchase.

Nadaka Nature Park cleanup & CITO Geocache hunt: May 16, 2010 9AM

05/16/2010 - 8:00am
05/16/2010 - 2:00pm
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Nadaka Nature Park cleanup & CITO Geocache hunt: May 16, 2010 9AM. Info here!

Join us to remove invasives and find a 'little' treasure!

Nadaka clean-up starts at 9AM,
CITO Geocache begins at noon

When: Sunday May 16, 2010 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17500 NE Pacific St
Gresham, Oregon
Get Map!

Clean-up Event

The Wilkes East Neighborhood Association continues to restore Nadaka's 10 acre natural area. This event will include removing invasive underbrush such as ivy, holly & blackberries. A CITO geocaching event by Nogs & Devil Hunter will be held around Noon. (To participate in the geocaching come prepared to work first.)

Geocache Event

Nogs and Devil Hunter would like invite you to participate in a CITO and nature park restoration at Nadaka Nature Park in Gresham, Sunday May 16th. Clean-up starts at 9:00AM. Geocache begins at 12:00PM with a geocoin raffle! Bring our CITO kit, gloves, water, snacks and or lunch.

CITO -- "Cache In, Trash Out" is an ongoing environmental initiative supported by the worldwide geocaching community. Since 2002, geocachers have been dedicated to cleaning up parks and other cache-friendly places around the world. Through these volunteer efforts, we help preserve the natural beauty of our outdoor resources!

SOLV Gets Head Start On Earth Day With Nadaka Nature Park Cleanup

Earth Day wasn't until April 22nd, but SOLV volunteers got an early start April 19th by cleaning up 200 sites throughout Oregon -- including Nadaka Nature Park in West Gresham. View video here!
Video: KPTV Fox12 Oregon. Click to view

Earth Day 2010
comes early to
Nadaka Nature Park

Invasives removed, new trees added to the meadow

Earth Day wasn't until April 22nd, but SOLV volunteers got an early start Saturday April 19th by cleaning up 200 sites throughout Oregon -- including Nadaka Nature Park in West Gresham. Check-out this video.

Dog lovers wanted, Off-leash dog park proposed for Gresham

Dog lovers wanted, Off-leash dog park proposed for Gresham. Join this grassroots effort to create an off-leash area. Info here!

Did you know there are NO dog parks in Gresham?

Join a grassroots effort to create an off-leash area.

Many cities the sizes of Gresham have off-leash dog parks that provide a real convenience and source of enjoyment to dog owners and their pets. These dog parks offer a safe and clean environment by providing an alternative to dog owners who might otherwise let their best friend run loose -- presenting a hazard to their pets and people.

In 2007 the City of Gresham added the only off-leash dog park in the city to Main City Park's master plan, but due to a down economy and budget priorities development remains delayed for the foreseeable future.

Meet Bonnie Mitchell, Gresham resident, dog owner, and community organizer. Bonnie is spearheading an effort in cooperation with Gresham Parks & Recreation to locate funding and grants in an attempt to get thing moving. In addition to funding, Bonnie is also seeking community support and volunteers for this project.

Interested persons are urged to contact Bonnie Mitchell by email at...

Zimmerman Heritage Farm Tours: Mar 20, 2010 10AM-3PM

03/20/2010 - 10:00am
03/20/2010 - 3:00pm
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Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. Gresham OR. Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society.  Click here!
1874 Zimmerman House, Gresham
Oregon. Click to enlarge

Welcome Spring!
Zimmerman House Tours
Sat Mar 20th 10AM -3PM

A lasting vestige of
East Multnomah County's agricultural roots

When: Saturday Mar 20, 2010 10AM-3PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham OR
Get Map!

A delightful 1874 Victorian farmhouse

Take a step back into history at the Zimmerman 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.

Nelson Property Master Plan, Community Forum #2: Mar 31, 2010 7PM

03/31/2010 - 7:00pm
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Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan Community Forum, March 31 2010 7PM.  Info here!
Nadaka Nature Park
Gresham, Oregon

Community Forum #2

Nelson Property
Neighborhood Park Master Plan

Wednesday, March 31st, 7PM

The City is asking for input to help with the Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan.

When: Wednesday March 31, 2010 7PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall, Conference Room 2A
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Park Design Selected

On January 20th 2010 the City of Gresham held a Community Forum regarding the 2-acre Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan and companion 12-acre Nadaka Vegetation Management Plan.

A Summary Report has been prepared that includes oral comments, written comments, objectives, design narratives, the three design alternatives and other collective information. The Summary Report has been placed on the City webpage and is located here.

You are invited to attend the second Community Forum, scheduled for Wednesday evening, March 31 from 7- 9 pm at Gresham City Hall in Rooms 2A and 2B. At this meeting the Preferred Design Alternative will be presented

Cub Scouts Join October 2009 Nadaka Nature Park Clean-Up

Cub Scouts Join October 2009 Nadaka Nature Park Clean-Up
Cub Scouts Pack #740 at Nadaka
Park Cleanup. Click to enlarge

Cub Scouts remove vines and invasives as part of four Community Service projects to earn a special award.

By Lorraine Strahlmann
(Wilkes East resident. Jan 8, 2010)

If you were a young lad, where would you and your buddies be on an October Saturday morning? If you guessed Gresham Youth Football practice, this time you are wrong.

On this particular day, five (5) Cub Scouts from Gresham Pack #740 were hard at work helping clean Nadaka Nature Park of invasive plants, trees and vines.

With parental supervision the Cubs pushed wheelbarrows they filled with debris to a waiting yard waste bin provided by the City of Gresham.

Tour the 1874 Zimmerman Heritage Farm: Jan 16, 2010 10AM-3PM

01/16/2010 - 10:00am
01/16/2010 - 3:00pm
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Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. Gresham OR. Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society.  Click here!
1874 Zimmerman House, Gresham
Oregon. Click to enlarge

Zimmerman Heritage Farm

A lasting vestige of
East Multnomah County's
agricultural roots

Tours Sat Jan 16th 10AM -3PM

When: Saturday Jan 16, 2010 10AM-3PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham OR
Get Map!

A delightful 1874 Victorian farmhouse

Take a step back into history at the Zimmerman 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.

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