Parks & Recreation

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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!

Arts & Crafts, Games, and more for Kids!

07/22/2008 - 10:30am
07/22/2008 - 12:00pm
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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!

Volunteer Opportunities: Jul-Sep 2008

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Gardening, Art Walk, Big Service Day, Vance Park Carnival

Greetings, Parks & Recreation Volunteers!

Goodness berries and sunflowers, its looking beautiful outside and Parks & Recreation has numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the next few months for you to enjoy! Take a look and see how you can give back to Gresham this summer. Also meet new people, learn about the environment, and increase your contribution to the beautification of our public spaces.

This is Gresham Parks & Recreations - Volunteer Program's July Volunteer Update, which contains information about upcoming volunteer opportunities we have to offer. If you can join us for any of the projects below, please RSVP to the contact listed.

Volunteer Opportunities and Events July-September 2008

We really appreciate your volunteer time spent with us! Keep up the great work!

Nadaka Cleanup- We Need Your Help: May 22-23, 2008

05/23/2008 - 9:00am
05/23/2008 - 12:30pm
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Bring Your Gloves And Join Us At Nadaka Park. Volunteers Needed Thursday & Friday

When: Thursday & Friday, May 22-23 2008 9:00AM - 12:30PM
Where: Nadaka Park
NE 176th Ave & NE Pacific St

HB Lee students adopt Nadaka Park; you should too!

The City of Gresham Parks & Recreation will be working with our HB Lee Middle School students this Thursday and Friday from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm at Nadaka Park. They will be doing some invasive plant removal and general cleanup.

We hope you can join them for one or two hours or anytime you might have to improve Nadaka Park. Just give Rachel Zarfas a call at (503) 618-2789 or email Rachel.Zarfas@ci.gresham.or.us to let her know. The students at HB Lee Middle School have adopted Nadaka Park and you should too.

Your Wilkes East Neighborhood Association has applied for a grant to make improvements at Nadaka Park and as part of that grant application the residents of our community must make a volunteer contribution

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