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Play, Win, Thrive with Kaiser Permanente at Sunday Parkways

Celebrate the official start of summer with a brisk walk or leisurely bike ride at Sunday Parkways in North Portland!

KP Double Dare Game at Sunday ParkwaysOn Sunday, June 22, visit the Kaiser Permanente booth at Peninsula Park to play the “Health and Care Double Dare” game, which challenges you to get moving with interactive quizzes and fun, pulse-pounding activities.

While at their booth, take a minute to sign up for a chance to win a NIKE+ FuelBand! And, be sure to share your healthy selfie on social media at #kphealthie.

Kaiser Permanente caregivers will be joining in the fun with an afternoon group bike ride. Look for their bright green shirts and be sure to ask them how they “Thrive.”

Dr. Jessi Khangura participated in the Kaiser Permanente caregiver ride at the East Sunday Parkways on May 11. “Sunday Parkways was lively and family friendly; I felt completely safe riding around with my 16-month old,” said Dr. Khangura. “There were lots of exhibits and great energy. I was introduced to parks that I hadn't visited before. It was so much fun and the community and neighborhoods really got involved! I will definitely be at the next one, too.”


So come out and join the fun! Get active this summer at Sunday Parkways!

 

Mother Nature Suns on East Sunday Parkways for Mother’s Day

BES Fish HatsDisaster Dog

Our first Sunday Parkways event of the year kicked off with lots of sunshine and smiles. 14,000 gathered at East Sunday Parkways for a joyous Mother’s Day and spring afternoon. The day was in full bloom as families and friends swept past Bloomington Park, or stayed to watch the Portland World Cup youth soccer games, to visit the vendors, or work on the art of hula-hooping.

Mid-day, the Earl Boyles Parents United Group, Kaiser Permanente, Safe Routes to School and Trauma Nurses Talk Tough united to coordinate a short ride/walk starting at Earl Boyles Elementary School, looping to Bloomington Park and ending at Ed Benedict Park. The group of over 25 kids plus their parents contributed to many of the smiling faces seen at Ed Benedict where Zumba and Korean pop beats kept both children and children of all ages dancing. Even Disaster Dog, the mascot for the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management got into the act.

Did you see the soccer games at Bloomington Park? Thanks to Portland Parks and Recreation and Portland World Cup for coming out with the teams. This lively park hosted one of the three volunteer check in stations where over 150 volunteers made everything run so smoothly. You couldn’t miss them in the Kelly green Sunday Parkways t-shirts. We can’t do this without their amazing support.Zumba

Many families also found themselves at Gilbert Heights School enjoying the bouncy castle while listening to the smooth melodies of the Dixieland Band. Atop of their heads were festive fish that found their start at the Foster Floodplain Natural Area. The Bureau of Environmental Services celebrated Portland’s support for natural spaces and educated participants specifically on the Foster Floodplain Natural Area.  East Sunday Parkways was completed with a trip to Glenwood Park where Opsfest Shakespeare spoke poetically, Circus Cascadia created laughter, and Kaiser Permanente challenged everyone to get healthy. All in all everyone had a great day!

Hula HoopingWe would like to thank all of our sponsors, donors, vendors, volunteers, entertainers, Police and flaggers for making this such a great event. We look forward to our next one on June 22nd in North Portland. To stay up to date you can like us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter.

P.S. If you would like to share any stories please do so – we’d love to hear them. And post your favorite East Portland Sunday Parkways photos to our Flickr account

On the Menu for Sunday Parkways

Bring some cash, support local food vendors and enjoy a picnic in the park. 

Ed Benedict Park Bloomington Park Glenwood Park Foster Floodplain Gilbert Heights School

Fuego

Altengartz German Sausages 3 Guys Grilling, LLC Inocencias Tamales Fuego
Ruby Jewel Treats Fuego Fuego Little MaMaz Kitchen Voodoo Doughnut
Urban German Island Daydream Shave Ice, LLC Grifter's Kitchen Scoop Handmade Ice Cream  
  Whole Foods Market Little Boba Truck    
    Mix N Match Creamery    
    Portland Curry Company    
    Village Crepery    

Sunday Parkways: Calling All Superheroes

Be our superhero on May 11.

Volunteer LukeLast year more than 85,000 Portland‑area residents and visitors participated in Sunday Parkways, enjoying the city’s beautiful parks and the family-friendly bicycle routes called Neighborhood Greenways. This year brings another set of community-connecting events on five looping routes with no start or end.

Kaiser Permanente, our presenting sponsor, is committed to healthy lifestyles, including volunteerism.  Every year Kaiser Permanente employees come together and volunteer for each Sunday Parkways.

 “Giving Something of Yourself”

Kaiser Permanente employee Luke Bogash is a veteran Sunday Parkways Superhero. Each Sunday Parkways route has its cross streets blocked with barricades, but inevitably there are drivers trying to get through. Intersection Superheroes are volunteers who help with traffic flow, answer questions, redirect neighborhood traffic, and set up or take down intersection barricades.

Volunteering at Sunday Parkways has been so satisfying that last year Luke served as a Superhero Coordinator, continuously biking a route segment to direct and support some 20–30 Intersection Superheroes. He plans to play the same role this year.

“It’s not easy, but I like that,” says Luke. “You have to react on the fly and use your interpersonal skills to keep things calm, so you feel like you’re giving something of yourself. It’s a good test of patience, and the people taking part in the event are incredibly appreciative.”

 
Join the Fun!

If you’re feeling heroic, please consider volunteering. There are different positions, locations, and shifts suitable for outgoing personalities like Luke Bogash and also for people who’d rather work behind the scenes. 

Register to volunteer for Sunday Parkways