Parks & Recreation

Celebrate the Season! Zimmerman House tours: Dec 20, 2008

12/20/2008 - 10:00am
12/20/2008 - 3:00pm
Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. 17111 NE Sandy Blvd, Gresham OR, (503) 261-8078

Deck the Halls!
Open House 10AM - 3PM
Visit this delightful turn-of-the-century Victorian farmhouse

When: Saturday Dec 20, 2008 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 to step back in time!

2008 INTEL-SOLV Clean & Green at Nadaka Park

2008 INTEL-SOLV Clean & Green event at Nadaka Park

2008 INTEL-SOLV Clean & Green
event at Nadaka Park

2008 INTEL-SOLV "Clean & Green"
event at Nadaka Park

27 Adults and 8 children braved the crisp weather to participate in the INTEL-SOLV Nadaka Clean-Up on Saturday October 11th, contributing over 110 hours of volunteer effort.

Lots of back breaking work was done, so you can now see from the walking path to the fence at Pacific Street and the homes along the way. A renewal of old friendships and new friends were made and another generation of volunteers learned the ropes of how to have fun and get a job done.

The project was supported by several Wilkes East Neighborhood (WENA) merchants

East County Parks and Tree Summit: Oct 4, 2008

10/04/2008 - 8:30am
10/04/2008 - 5:30pm
East County Parks and Tree Summit: Oct 4, 2008

Click here to sign-up now!
Exploring the Linkage between
Urban Parks, Trees, Public Safety & Economic Vibrancy

When: Saturday, October 4, 2008 8:30AM - 3:30PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR

Field Trip 3:30PM - 5:30PM

Cost: $10.00 (includes lunch)

This Summit is a chance to explore how investments in urban parks and trees can contribute to business vibrancy, safer streets and neighborhoods, increased property values, and enhanced fiscal health.

Featuring guest presenter Kathy Wolf, Research Director at the University of Washington's Human Dimensions of Urban Forestry and Urban Green program.

As a valued member of our community we want to hear from you!

Seating is limited. To register, or for more information, visit or call 503-667-2300

Nadaka Park Clean-Up yields new sign, fond memories

Volunteers clear brush, improve visibility

Volunteers clear brush, improve visibility, make new friends

2008 Wilkes East Nadaka Park Clean-Up improves visibility, yields new sign, many fond memories

On Saturday, July 26th the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association (WENA) held a cleanup at Nadaka Park clearing underbrush and lifting the canopy. The Gresham Parks Dept worked with WENA volunteers to advertise this event and provide the necessary tools (rakes, clippers, etc), as well as support staff. Over 35 people volunteered during the three hour event.

Gresham Urban Forestry Committee Seeks Advisory Members

Gresham Parks Logo

Urban Forestry Committee seeking two new advisory members

Gresham's Urban Forestry Committee (formerly Tree Preservation Committee) is looking for additional members from the community. There are currently 5 members on the committee and they would like to add at least two more.

This seven-member citizen advisory committee is appointed by the Gresham City Council. The committee advises Council and staff about tree preservation and recommends tree species for the City's street tree list. It recommends and updates the Significant Tree List, and provides public education on those issues including publishing an approved street tree list.

SOLV Nadaka Park Clean-Up: Oct 11, 2008

10/11/2008 - 9:00am
10/11/2008 - 1:00pm
SOLV Nadaka Park Cleanup Project: Oct 11, 2008 9:00AM-1:00PM

Bring Your Tools!
Nadaka Park Cleanup
sponsored by SOLV

When: Saturday, Oct 11 2008 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: Nadaka Park
NE 175th Ave & NE Pacific St
Gresham, Oregon

Volunteers will meet at the entry gate into Nadaka on NE Pacific St. between NE 175th & NE 176th Ave

"When People Get Together, Things Get Done".

Join us for a morning of clearing underbrush and lifting the canopy in Nadaka Park sponsored by SOLV. Nadaka Park is a beautiful natural area - but it has become overgrown. With your help, we can change that. This cleanup will make the park safer and more inviting.

Activities include cleanup, invasive plant removal, pruning, and weeding. Bagels, muffins, coffee, and water will be provided.

Click Here to Register Now for this project!

Nadaka Clean-Up Volunteers Needed: July 26, 2008

07/26/2008 - 9:00am
07/26/2008 - 12:00pm
Nadaka Park

Volunteers Needed
Nakada Natural Area Clean-Up
Saturday July 26th 9AM - 12PM

When: Saturday July 26, 2008 9AM - 12PM
Where: Nadaka Park
NE 176th Ave and NE Pacific St
(Click here for a map)
Gresham, OR

Join your neighbors at Nadaka Park to clear invasive species and beautify the north facing entrance. This project will not only encourage native growth within the natural area, but increase security by opening the view into the park and help support future funding for park improvements.

Bring gloves and clippers if you have them! Come anytime during these hours & help as long as you can.

Summer Carnival: Music, Food, Fun: Aug 7, 2008

08/07/2008 - 10:00am
08/07/2008 - 4:00pm

Summer Carnival: Music, Food, Fun and Prizes!

When: Thursday, August 7th, 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: Vance Park
1400 SE 182nd Ave.

US Bank and Gresham Parks & Recreation are partnering to create a summer carnival for the community, filled with games, storytelling, crafts, arts, music, food, fun and prizes! US Bank volunteers are putting a lot of time into designing activities booths, as well and designing the day of logistics. We invite you to volunteer at the carnival, which will be one of our last summer events! Volunteers are needed to help set up, run booths during the event, and clean up afterwards.

Gardening Volunteers Needed: Aug 2, 2008

08/02/2008 - 9:00am
08/02/2008 - 1:00pm

Gardening Volunteers Needed!

When: Saturday, August 2nd, 9am-1pm
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Parkway

Ready, set, weed! Spring and summer have brought a lot of growth into the garden, along with unwanted weeds. Come help community gardeners spiff up this local garden and allow for a more fruitful crop. Volunteers will help weed and mulch garden pathways, turn compost bins, and pick up litter around the garden.

Arts & Crafts, Games, and more for Kids!

07/29/2008 - 10:30am
07/29/2008 - 12:00pm

Free: Arts & Crafts, Games, and more for Kids!

When: Tuesday, July 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, 10:30am-12pm
Where: Main City Park, 219 Main Ave.
Downtown Gresham

Radio Disney will be coming back for a second year to get things moving in Main City Park this summer. Gresham City Kids is a free camp is for kids between the ages of 3 to 14, who must be accompanied by an adult. Activities include music, crafts, games and puzzles, and special prize give a ways. Parks needs volunteers to help each Tuesday with arts and crafts activities. Volunteers are especially needed on Tuesday, July 29th when Parks will be providing the main activity of the day...a scavenger hunt in the park. Join in the fun and help provide exciting outdoor activities for children this summer. Refreshments and snacks will be provided!

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