Parks & Recreation

Join-in the Springwater Cycle Stroll Fundraiser, raise money for watershed restoration: Sep 1-30, 2009

09/01/2009 - 12:00pm
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Join-in the Springwater Cycle Stroll Fundraiser, raise money for watershed restoration: Sep 1-30, 2009. Info here!

Bike, walk, run, jog, or skateboard
along the Springwater Trail

Help raise money for watershed restoration!

When: September 1-30, 2009
Where: Along the Springwater Corridor Trail
Get Map!

During the month of September the Johnson Creek Watershed Council is hosting the Springwater Cycle Stroll, a benefit event where particpants raise money for the miles they travel on the Springwater Trail throughout the month. Participants ride their bikes, walk, run, jog or skateboard along the Springwater Corridor Trail, logging their miles and collecting pledges from family and friends. Participants log miles at any time during the month, and at their own pace. Pledges can be per-mile or a flat donation. There will be friendly competition along the way with prizes for most miles biked, most miles run, most miles walked, and most money raised. The donations raised through this event will support the Council's restoration, education and outreach programs.

The Springwater Corridor Trail parallels Johnson Creek for much of its length. This event is also an opportunity to feature some of metropolitan Portland's history and little-known natural treasures along the creek.

Join the Springwater Cycle Stroll and raise money for watershed restoration and protection while enjoying the Springwater Trail along Johnson Creek! Register now at www.jcwc.org or by calling (503) 652-7477.

Volunteers remove invasives, install new signs at July 2009 Nadaka Nature Park cleanup event

Volunteers remove invasives, install new signs at 2009 Nadaka Nature Park cleanup event sponsored by Friends of Nadaka and the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association, Gresham Oregon
Nadaka Nature Park

Great things are happening!

"Nadaka Nature Park" sign
and a new nature-based play area enhance the park

Volunteers remove invasives, create new play area

Approximately 25 hearty volunteers showed-up to the July 11th cleanup to help restore Nadaka Nature Park's urban habitat. Volunteers removed and disposed of wood waste, including invasive ivy, blackberries and holly, filling a 40 cubic yard drop box provided by the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association to capacity. Volunteers pitched-in to create a small nature based play area at the south edge of the park beside the meadow (photos below).

Nadaka gets a "sign"

Volunteers also installed a beautiful new "Nadaka Nature Park" sign at the entrance to park, and added "Friends of Nadaka" and "Wilkes East Neighborhood Association" to the list of groups contributing to park improvements on the Park Supporter's sign post (photos below). The signs, purchased by WENA through a generous grant from the City of Gresham, are a great addition to our wonderful park.

Zimmerman House tours: Aug 15, 2009 10AM-3PM

08/15/2009 - 10:00am
08/15/2009 - 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!
Zimmerman House 1874

Experience Summer
down on the farm!

Zimmerman Heritage Farm
Open House 10AM - 3PM

When: Saturday Aug 15, 2009 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham OR
Get Map!

A delightful 1874 Victorian farmhouse

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 to step back in time!

Volunteer opportunity. Invasives removal at Nadaka Nature Park: Jul 25, 2009 9AM

07/25/2009 - 9:00am
07/25/2009 - 2:00pm
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Friends of Nadaka invite you to Get A Little Dirty! Help Remove Invasives, Restore Urban Habitat.  Click here for more info!

Let's get dirty and have fun too!

Help restore our urban habitat.
Invasives removal at Nadaka Nature Park

When: Saturday Jul 25, 2009 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
NE 175th Ave and NE Pacific St
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Event Info

Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association in their efforts to restore this natural area by removing invasive underbrush and ivy.

Come on by, and give us a hand! Spend all day, or whatever time you can. Dressed for weather. Bring your gloves, waterbottle, clippers, and yard tools.

Coffee, juice, water & refreshments provided by Wilkes East Neighborhood Assn.

No pre-registration required. Volunteers younger than 18 will need a signed waiver (available at the event).

See website calendar for more Nadaka Nature Park events and activities!

Volunteer opportunity. Invasives removal at Nadaka Nature Park: Jul 11, 2009 9AM

07/11/2009 - 9:00am
07/11/2009 - 2:00pm
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Friends of Nadaka invite you to Get A Little Dirty! Help Remove Invasives, Restore Urban Habitat.  Click here for more info!

Let's get dirty and have fun too!

Help restore our urban habitat.
Invasives removal at Nadaka Nature Park

When: Saturday Jul 11, 2009 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
NE 175th Ave and NE Pacific St
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Event Info

Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association in their efforts to restore this natural area by removing invasive underbrush and ivy.

Come on by, and give us a hand! Spend all day, or whatever time you can. Dressed for weather. Bring your gloves, waterbottle, clippers, and yard tools.

Coffee, juice, water & refreshments provided by Wilkes East Neighborhood Assn.

No pre-registration required. Volunteers younger than 18 will need a signed waiver (available at the event).

See website calendar for more Nadaka Nature Park events and activities!

Zimmerman House tours: July 18, 2009 10AM-3PM

07/18/2009 - 10:00am
07/18/2009 - 3:00pm
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Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. Gresham OR. Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society

Celebrate Summer with Us!

Zimmerman Heritage Farm
Open House 10AM - 3PM

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

A delightful 1874 Victorian farmhouse

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 to step back in time!

Everything Nadaka: Recent events, grants, and a possible new expansion

Everything Nadaka: Recent events, grants, and a possible new expansion
Hollydale Elementary students, teachers,
and parents remove invasives from Nadaka Nature Park

Preserving urban habitat

Great things are happening at Nadaka Nature Park

Nadaka Nature Park is a lovely 10 acre natural area of second generation Douglas Fir forest with an under-story of native plants in the Wilkes East Neighborhood. Nadaka offers a quiet, woodsy escape with it's .46 mile walking trail loop and an open meadow on the south. The Wilkes East Neighborhood Association (WENA) is actively working to restore this natural area by removing invasive blackberry, ivy, and holly with volunteer work parties. Entrance to the park is near NE 175th & NE Pacific St.

Recent events at Nadaka

So far in 2009, the Friends of Nadaka group has organized over 10 invasive removal cleanups at the park including 75-90 Hollydale Elementary students, teachers & parents; and a SOLV Earth Day event April 18th with more than 30 volunteers.

Everything Nadaka: Recent events, grants, and a possible new expansion
SOLV Earth Day 2009 volunteers help restore Nadaka Nature Park's urban habitat

May 28th the Audubon Society of Portland organized a morning stroll to explore the natural and human history of this unique neighborhood nature park and to begin documenting the bird species inhabiting Nadaka.

Grant monies for Nadaka

WENA and Friends of Nadaka recently received a Metro 'Nature in Neighborhood' matching grant totaling $24,000 for improvements at Nadaka.

Nadaka Nature Park 'Preferred Design' Master Plan presentation. Gresham City Hall: June 11, 2009 7PM

06/11/2009 - 7:00pm
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Nadaka Nature Park 'Preferred Design' Master Plan presentation. Gresham City Hall: June 11, 2009 7PM

Preserving urban habitat for tomorrow.

Nadaka Nature Park
"Preferred Design"
Master Plan Presentation

When: June 11, 2009 7PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Preferred Design Presentation

Join us June 11th, at 7PM, for a presentation of the 'preferred design' Nadaka Nature Park Master Plan at Gresham City Hall.

The revised master plan includes exciting changes that are sure to please everyone. See you there!

Volunteer opportunity. Neighborhood Cleanup. Invasives removal at Nadaka Nature Park: Jun 27, 2009 9AM

06/27/2009 - 9:00am
06/27/2009 - 1:51pm
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Friends of Nadaka invite you to Get A Little Dirty! Help Remove Invasives, Restore Urban Habitat.  Click here for more info!

Let's get dirty and have fun too!
Help restore our urban habitat.

Volunteer opportunity.
Invasives removal at Nadaka Nature Park

When:

  • Sunday, Jun 07, 2009 9:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Saturday Jun 27, 2009 9:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Saturday Jul 25, 2009 9:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Sunday Aug 02, 2009 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Where: Nadaka Nature Park
NE 175th Ave and NE Pacific St
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Event Info

Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association in their efforts to restore this natural area by removing invasive underbrush and ivy.

Come on by, and give us a hand! Spend all day, or whatever time you can. Dressed for weather. Bring your gloves, waterbottle, clippers, and yard tools.

Coffee, juice, water & refreshments provided by Wilkes East Neighborhood Assn.

No pre-registration required. Volunteers younger than 18 will need a signed waiver (available at the event).

See website calendar for more Nadaka Nature Park events and activities!

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

Event Volunteers Greatly Needed! Three Opportunities: June 6,13,20 2009. Contact Danielle.Quist@ci.gresham.or.us

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 Danielle.Quist@ci.gresham.or.us, or phone 503-618-2789.

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