Parks & Recreation

Zimmerman Heritage Farm Tours: Sat Aug 20, 2016 Noon-4PM

08/20/2016 - 12:00pm
08/20/2016 - 4:00pm
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Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. A lasting vestige of East Multnomah County's agricultural roots. Gresham OR. Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society. Info here!
1874 Zimmerman House. Click to Enlarge

Come See the Gardens

When: Sat Aug 20, 2016 Noon-4PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham, OR
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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.

Zimmerman Heritage Farm Tours: Sat Jul 16, 2016 Noon-4PM

07/16/2016 - 12:00pm
07/16/2016 - 4:00pm
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Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. A lasting vestige of East Multnomah County's agricultural roots. Gresham OR. Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society. Info here!
1874 Zimmerman House. Click to Enlarge

Come See the Gardens

When: Sat Jul 16, 2016 Noon-4PM
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.

City of Gresham, City's Green and Clean Day of Service: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9AM-12PM

04/16/2016 - 9:00am
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City of Gresham, City's Green and Clean Day of Service: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9AM-12PM. Get involved, make a difference. Info here!

Get Involved, Make A Difference

When: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9AM-12PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17550 NE Pacific St.
Gresham, OR
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The City's third annual Green and Clean Day of Service features the community joining together for a planting and spring cleaning project at Nadaka Park in the Wilkes East neighborhood.
• The event will take place on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to noon.
• A celebration will follow at St. Aidan's church, next to Nadaka Park, from noon to about 2 p.m. Volunteers will get free pizza and soda.
• For more information, please call 503-618-2482.

• Volunteers from across the City will join City staff to help do some "spring cleaning" around the park - light landscaping, planting seedlings, ivy removal, and disposing of trash.
• Make sure to bring a good pair of gloves and your favorite garden tool (especially shovels, rakes, and loppers).
•All ages are invited, although younger children will need to be closely supervised.
More information about the Green and Clean Day of Service.

Saturday Cleanup At Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Jul 11, 2015 9AM-Noon

07/11/2015 - 9:00am
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Saturday Cleanup At Nadaka Nature Park: Sat Jul 11, 2015 9AM-Noon. Basic Plant Identification Lessons. Removal of Invasive Plant Species. Watering Plants. Weeding. Litter Removal. All ages welcome! Meet at picnic shelter 176th & NE Glisan. Info here!

Come, Lend A Hand...

Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park. We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park, watering plants, and removing litter.

Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided.

Dress to work in natural areas: long pants, brimmed hat, and closed-toe sturdy shoes.

Please bring a water bottle and a friend!

About Nadaka Nature Park
Nadaka Nature Park is a designated 12-acre natural area with a .5 mile walking loop, tall trees, native plants, grassy meadow plus a Community Garden and Nature Based Play area. Visit Nadaka Nature Park, 176th & NE Glisan St, Gresham OR

More Info
Contact Monica McAllister, Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator, 503-956-8558 or email monica@friendsofnadaka.org. Visit friendsofnadaka.org.

Springwater Parks & Community District Public Forum: Thu Jun 04, 2015 5PM-8PM

06/04/2015 - 5:00pm
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Please join us! Springwater Parks & Community District Public Forum: Thu Jun 04, 2015 5PM-8PM. Are you will to be the catalyst for change? Info here!

When: Thu Jun 04, 2015 5PM-8PM
Where: Sun Rise Center
18901 E Burnside
Gresham, OR
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Join The Movement!
Are you, like Metro Councilor Shirley Craddick, Representative Carla Piluso, and Troutdale Mayor Doug Daoust, willing to be the calalyst for change?

Join us for an open house public forum Thursday June 4th, 5PM-8PM at Sun Rise Center at 189th & E Busnside for happy hour tapas and beverages. Share your support for the Springwater Parks & Community district.

We know parks, green spaces and recreation help us maintain our quality of life while attracting families, industry and top-tier development. Those families and family-wage jobs then spread the wealth in terms of better property values, rejuvenated neighborhoods, lower crime rates, less substance abuse and fewer demands on public services.

  • We are volunteers
  • We have secured funding
  • Now we need you!

This is not a political movement, but a grass-roots one determined to build on what East Multnomah County already has going for it — beautiful vistas and buttes, great schools and engaged citizens who value economic efficiency.

RSVP: emdprosperityinitiative@gmail.com.

Learn more at http://www.springwaterpcd.org/who-we-are/

Won’t you join us?

Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project, Improvements Coming in 2014

Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project, Improvements Coming in 2014. Info here!

2013 was a very productive year for the Friends of Nadaka team which includes the Audubon Society of Portland (Audubon) and Columbia Slough Watershed Council (CSWC).

By Lee Dayfield, Friends of Nadaka

Audubon released a Cooper’s Hawk and brought their educational birds to the Nadaka Community Festival. Over 300 people attended the Festival last August. This year’s Festival will be held September 27th. You can view the release of the Cooper’s Hawk on YouTube by searching for Nadaka Nature Park.

The Nadaka Nature Park & Garden Project was awarded an Oregon State Parks grant in the amount of $523,480. These funds will be used to cover the large capital improvements such as the restrooms and covered picnic shelter.

Invest in Gresham, Attend Town Hall #2 on the Proposed Utility Levy, Butler Creek Elementary: Oct 03, 2013 6:30PM

10/03/2013 - 6:30pm
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Public Invited Town Hall Meeting

City of Gresham logo

When: Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:30-7:30PM
Where: Butler Creek Elementary School
2789 SW Butler Rd
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The City is hosting a series of town hall meetings this fall to continue its Invest in Gresham discussion with the community about funding critical police and fire services, including the possibility of a voter-approved levy in May 2014.

Because of Oregon’s statewide property tax restrictions and Gresham’s low $3.61 permanent property tax rate, the City is at a defining moment in its ability to provide the level of essential police and fire services this rapidly growing, urban city needs.

Last fall the Gresham City Council established a temporary fee as an interim solution to maintain police, fire and park service levels through June 2014. With expiration of that $7.50-per month fee less than a year away, the process of a potential levy to stabilize funding for public safety long term starts now.

Invest in Gresham, Attend Town Hall #3 on the Proposed Utility Levy, Metro East Community Media: Oct 10, 2013 6:30PM

10/10/2013 - 6:30pm
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Public Invited Town Hall Meeting

City of Gresham logo

When: Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:30-7:30PM
Where: Metro East Community Media
829 NE Eighth St
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Limited seating is available at this meeting. RSVP at 503-618-2247.

The City is hosting a series of town hall meetings this fall to continue its Invest in Gresham discussion with the community about funding critical police and fire services, including the possibility of a voter-approved levy in May 2014.

Because of Oregon’s statewide property tax restrictions and Gresham’s low $3.61 permanent property tax rate, the City is at a defining moment in its ability to provide the level of essential police and fire services this rapidly growing, urban city needs.

Last fall the Gresham City Council established a temporary fee as an interim solution to maintain police, fire and park service levels through June 2014. With expiration of that $7.50-per month fee less than a year away, the process of a potential levy to stabilize funding for public safety long term starts now.

Volunteer opportunity. Get your Green On at Nadaka Nature Park. Help restore this unique urban habitat

Friends of Nadaka invites you to 'Get A Little Dirty'! Get your Greeen On and help restore this unique urban habitat.  Clean-up schedule and info here!
Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR

Volunteer opportunity

 

Get your Green on!

Lend a hand. Help restore this
unique urban habitat.

Cleanup's & Events
at Nadaka Nature Park

Friends of Nadaka have received grants for the development of the Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!

Scheduled Events:

  • Please check our website &
    events calendar (to your right)

    While enjoying the park please pick-up any litter and deposit in the trash can near the entrances.
    See you at the park!

Where:
Nadaka Nature Park
175th & NE Pacific St
Gresham, OR
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Visit 'Friends of Nadaka' on Facebook for the latest news and happenings at the park!
On Facebook at
Friends of Nadaka
View more Nadaka Nature Park photos at Metro's website. (Click the small camera inside the Nadaka section)
Nadaka
Photos

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.

Rain or Shine! Come dressed for weather and help improve Nadaka Nature Park. Bring working gloves & a water bottle if you have them. Volunteer as long as you can. Drinks and snacks will be provided for volunteers.

State grant makes Nadaka Nature Park dreams a reality

Nadaka Nature Park, through a partnership with Gresham, is awarded a $523,000 grant for park improvements

State grant makes Nadaka Nature Park dreams a reality; awards $523,000 grant. Neighborhood park to be completed with community gardens, a nature-based play area, picnic shelter and improved walking trail. Info here!
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JIM CLARK
Nadaka Park. Click to enlarge

Source: Gresham Outlook, August 2, 2013

The state has awarded a $523,000 grant to fund improvements at Nadaka Nature Park in Gresham’s Wilkes East neighborhood.

"It is unbelievable," said Lee Dayfieid, who cried, laughed and screamed when she heard the news last week that the park, through its partnership with the city of Gresham, won the $523,480 grant from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

The money means that the little-known and once-neglected forested area in the middle of the city can become a full-blown neighborhood park complete with community gardens, a nature-based play area, picnic shelter and improved walking trail.

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