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Portland’s neighborhoods integrate people and the built and natural environments to form a resilient cityscape. As the city grows and develops, these Green Spots are essential to maintaining a prosperous, healthy and connected city.
The Green Spots listed below will be highlighted along the North Portland Sunday Parkways route on June 22, 2014.
5940 N Albina Ave (at N Ainsworth Ave)
Delta Sigma Theta Portland Alumnae Chapter created the June Key Delta Community Center, a living building composed of cargo containers, salvage glass and recycled construction materials using 50 percent to 70 percent recycled materials. The renovation aims to have a “net zero” impact on the environment. The project received one of two federal EPA grants awarded in Oregon in 2008 and benefitted from local and national government assistance in environmental testing, water retention processes, and landscape design.
The June Key Delta Community Center is owned by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The Portland Alumnae Chapter of the organization is comprised of 250 college-educated women committed to public service.
The June Key Delta Community Center features:
N Bryant St and N Delaware Ave
Arbor Lodge Park is a place where people of all ages can play safely and relax on pesticide-free lawns.
Harper’s Playground inspires vital communities by creating innovative playgrounds for people of all abilities.
“Our community playground was off-limits to our daughter because she uses wheels to get around. We founded Harper’s Playground to change this. We assembled a team of top designers and shared our vision. We asked for and received help from many. The playground went from dream to reality. We are thrilled with the outcomes, and invite you to come enjoy it with your family. We know you will find that a well-designed, inclusive play area is truly better… for everyone! We are proud that Harper's Playground promotes more play for more people. We embrace these three powerful and important forces for a better world; COMMUNITY - INCLUSION - PLAY!!!” – April and Cody Goldberg, Founders
As part of Sustainable Overlook, this park is now the only pesticide free park in the city. In the fall of 2004, Portland Parks & Recreation and the Pesticide-Free Parks partners began a three-year trial of pesticide-free park management at three sites - Lair Hill Park in southwest Portland, Sewallcrest Park in southeast, and Arbor Lodge Park in north Portland. During the trial process, no pesticides of any kind were used in these parks. Instead, volunteer work parties weeded by hand, mulched shrub beds, and controlled weeds in other ways. PP&R also continued to use various kinds of integrated pest management methods, such as aeration and overseeding of the park turf. The trial ended in fall 2007.
Arbor Lodge Park features:
Green Spot is at N Delaware Ave and Schofield St; Tool Library is one block east at N Brandon Ave
The Historic Kenton Firehouse offers a variety of ways to extend the life of the things that you need, meet neighbors and participate in a "sharing community."
This site includes:
McCoy Park, N Trenton St and N Fiske Ave
New Columbia is a HOPE VI revitalized community situated on 82 acres of land in north Portland. This mixed-income community, part of Home Forward (formerly the Housing Authority of Portland) is the largest neighborhood revitalization project ever undertaken in Oregon’s history. The community is home to more than 2,500 adults and children, with 11 languages spoken among families representing 22 countries.
New Columbia features:
N Rosa Parks Way and N Willamette Blvd
Every neighborhood beneﬁts from safe and inviting streets. Portlanders benefit from a wide range of options for getting around on foot, riding a bike or in a car or other ways.
The Transportation Safety Green Spot features: