City Council to approve Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan: June 1, 2010 6PM

06/01/2010 - 6:00pm
City Council to approve Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan: June 1, 2010 6PM. Info here!
Nelson Neighborhood Park Master Plan
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Public forums, citizen input and design changes complete

City Council set to adopt Nelson Neighborhood Park Master Plan

When: Tuesday Jun 1, 2010 6PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Council Chamber
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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Council to consider plan

The Gresham City Council will consider for adoption the Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan at the June 1st, 6PM meeting in the City Council Chamber. There will be a public comment period at the start of the meeting. Comments are limited to 3 minutes. Everyone is encouraged to attend this important meeting and show their support for this project.

About Nelson

The Nelson Property is a 2.0-acre parcel located adjacent to the City-owned Nadaka Nature Park, fronting NE Glisan Street at NE 176th. Click here for a vicinity map of the area.

The second Nelson Property Neighborhood Park Master Plan Community Forum was held March 31st. At this forum the Preferred Design Alternative was presented which took into account comments from the Parks & Recreation Advisory Subcommittee, Urban Forestry Subcommittee, January 20 Community Forum, Metro Parks & Greenspaces, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and City staff.

The Master Plan includes approximately 1/3 of the property to be community gardens and orchard. There will also be picnic tables, a nature-based play area, and public restrooms. A walking loop will connect the Nelson Neighborhood Park with Nadaka Nature Park. (It will be necessary for citizens to obtain addtitional grant monies to develop the Nelson property.) The Nelson Property Summary Report and Community Forum Summary Reports are available on the City's website here.


In 2009 the Wilkes East Neighborhood Association and Friends of Nadaka successfully obtained a Metro Nature in Neighborhoods Capital Grant, a grant from the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and a donation from the Nelson Family Trust to purchase the 2 arce site for use as a neighborhood park. The Trust For Public Lands negotiated the purchase.


Contact Ric Catron, Associate Park Planner, Urban Design & Planning, City of Gresham by phone at 503-618-2747 or by email

About Nadaka

Wilkes East Neighborhood has received a Metro Nature in Neighborhood grant for improvements in Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!
Click here for a list of Metro Nature in Neighborhoods capital grants projects.

Nadaka Nature Park is a lovely 10-acre parcel of "natural area" that includes a walking trail loop, tall trees, native plants, and a beautiful grassy meadow. Nadaka is located in the Wilkes East Neighborhood just north of NE Glisan St. The only public entrance to the park is on NE Pacific St at NE 176th Ave. Directions: from either NE 172nd Ave, or NE 181st Ave, take NE Pacific St to NE 176th Ave. Parking is curbside. Enter through the main gate. Get Map!

For more information about Nadaka Nature Park cleanups or to get involved with Friends of Nadaka contact Lee Dayfield by email at

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Nadaka Nature Park is supported in part through the generous efforts of these organizations:

Audubon Society of Portland. Building a region where people and wildlife flourish together.  Info here!
Audubon Society
of Portland
The Trust for Public Land conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.
Conserving Land
for People
East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District: We help people care for their land

East Multnomah
Soil & Water
Conservation District
Your elected regional government, Metro is helping to make the Portland metropolitan area an extraordinary place to live, work and play.
Oregon Metro
St Aidan's Episcopal Church, Gresham Oregon. Spread the Promise of Jesus Christ in and beyond our community through worship, education, fellowship, and outreach.
St Aidan's
Episcopal Church
Wilkes East Neighborhood, PO Box 536, Fairview OR 97024. Diversity, Harmony, Community -- Together we can make a difference
Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Portland OR. To foster action to protect, enhance, restore and revitalize the Slough and its watershed City of Gresham, Oregon website. Info here!