Parks & Recreation

Harvesting Your Garden: Jul 30, 2008

07/30/2008 - 1:00pm
07/30/2008 - 3:00pm
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Learn To Harvest And Store Your Garden!

When: Wednesday, Jul 30, 2008 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Where: Yamhill Community Garden
19309 SE Yamhill St

One of the greatest joys of gardening is harvesting your hard earned work. However there many things to consider during harvesting. When and how should you harvested vegetables? How should you store your vegetables if they all reach optimal size at the same time? What are the best conditions to store your homegrown vegetables? This workshop will help you make decisions on harvesting and storing your vegetables, as well as provide donation sources for your access food.

Big Service Day- Kelly Creek: Jul 26, 2008

07/26/2008 - 9:00am
07/26/2008 - 1:00pm
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Bring Your Tools, Let's Build A Trail!

When: Saturday, Jul 26, 2008 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: Kelly Creek Natural Area

July is "Parks and Recreation Month"! What a perfect time to volunteer and learn about trail building in one of Gresham most beautiful natural areas. Work along side Parks & Recreation staff, committee members, and other volunteers to help create a new entry point into the very popular Kelly Creek Natural Area

Gresham Art Walk: July 19, 2008

07/19/2008 - 9:00am
07/19/2008 - 5:00pm
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Arts & Crafts, Live Music, and the Gresham Farmers' Market

When: Saturday, July 19, 2008 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Where: Main Avenue, between First and Fifth Streets
Downtown Gresham

What could be more fun then making art out of nature? This year at the Parks & Recreations booth, we will be providing nature arts & crafts for children (and some festive adults). Volunteer for a couple hours and then enjoy the rest of the event! This family event includes art for sale, live music, other free children's arts and crafts, and the Gresham Farmers' Market. During the Art Walk, more than 85 artists from Oregon and southwest Washington will sell their original works

Gardening At The Zimmerman House: Jul 12, 2008

07/12/2008 - 9:00am
07/12/2008 - 2:00pm
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Come Join Us In The Garden. Volunteers Needed

When: Jul 12, 2008 9:00AM - 2:00PM
WHere: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd

Take a step back into history by volunteering at the Zimmermann House. This 1874 farmhouse is a perfect reflection of typical Columbia River dairy farm life in the late 1800s. Volunteers are needed to weed and prune in the garden, which will contribute to the historical site's overall beauty.
Location: Zimmerman Park, 17111 NE Sandy Blvd.

Gardening At The Zimmerman House: Jun 25, 2008

06/25/2008 - 9:00am
06/25/2008 - 2:00pm
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Bring Your Gloves And Let's Have Fun!

When: Jun 25, 2008 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd

Take a step back into history by volunteering at the Zimmermann House. This 1874 farmhouse is a perfect reflection of typical Columbia River dairy farm life in the late 1800s. Volunteers are needed to weed and prune in the garden, which will contribute to the historical site's overall beauty.
Location: Zimmerman Park, 17111 NE Sandy Blvd.

Gardening at the Zimmerman House: Jun 14, 2008

06/14/2008 - 9:00am
06/14/2008 - 2:00pm
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Let's Get Dirty At The Zimmerman House!

When: Jun 14, 2008 9:00AM - 2:00PM
WHere: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd

Take a step back into history by volunteering at the Zimmermann House. This 1874 farmhouse is a perfect reflection of typical Columbia River dairy farm life in the late 1800s. Volunteers are needed to weed and prune in the garden, which will contribute to the historical site's overall beauty.
Location: Zimmerman Park, 17111 NE Sandy Blvd.

New Trees in Columbia View Park

Columbia View Park Flowering Crabapples
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Beautiful Golden Raindrop and Prairifire Crabapples Trees Added To The Park

Gresham Parks Department recently planted 15 new trees in Columbia View Park. The trees were donated to the Parks Department and they are flowering Golden Raindrop Crabapples and Prairifire Crabapples.

They are in full bloom now and are planted near the fence next to HB Lee Middle School on the north end of the park.

Volunteer Opportunities: May-Jul 2008

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Gardening, Education, And Fun For All!
Volunteers Needed

Greetings, Parks & Recreation Volunteers!

You can really start to feel it now; the weather outside is beautiful! Which means it's time to start making plans to spend a lot more time outdoors. And what better way to spend your time then volunteering in our beautiful parks and natural areas. We hope to see many of you out to some of our upcoming May, June, and July

This is Gresham Parks & Recreations - Volunteer Program's May 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 May-July 2008

We really appreciate your volunteer efforts this year! Keep up the great work Gresham!

Artists, Engineers, Designers Wanted!

Nadaka Park

Help Us Design A New Entrance for Nadaka Park

Submit your ideas!

Wilkes East Neighborhood Association is preparing a grant proposal to "dress up" the entrance to Nadaka Park and add some fresh walking trail flooring (gravel, tree chips, etc.).

We are looking for persons interested in designing an entrance piece to Nadaka Park located at NE 176th Ave and NE Pacific St.

City of Gresham Parks & Recreation Volunteer Updates: April 2008

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Greetings, Parks & Recreation Volunteers!

We hope that spring is treating you well. The daffodils and tulips are emerging and reminding us why we like this time of year so much. Not to mention, Earth Day is right around the corner!

This is Gresham Parks & Recreations - Volunteer Program's April 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 use the contact listed.

Volunteer Opportunities and Events April-June 2008

Before we get to the information below, I want to thank all of you on behalf of Gresham Parks and Recreation for the time you give to take care of the earth and to encourage others to do so. There seems to be a major shift taking place in the public's awareness of environmental issues, and you have helped make that critical change happen.

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