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Looking for ways to Thrive with Kaiser Permanente

KP RidesExpect to see more bright green shirts among the diverse mix of people attending the July 27 Sunday Parkways in Northeast Portland. Employees, family and friends of presenting sponsor Kaiser Permanente will ride the course wearing the green “Thrive” shirts of the health care brand.

If you have health care with Kaiser Permanente, you may even see your doctor or care provider out there. The ride is organized thanks to a new Active Living employee group designed to promote healthy lifestyles throughout the company.  

About the group, Karen Shartman, vice president and CFO with Kaiser Permanente NW says, "Our aim is to improve our lives and have more avenues to connect so that we can be a model for the community. Whatever health goals we set, we want our employees to get the support they need and have fun doing it.”

Be sure to visit the Kaiser Permanente booth at Alberta Park to sign up for a chance to win a NIKE+ FuelBand! And, share your healthy selfie on social media at #kphealthie.

Northeast Sunday Parkways Brochure Available

Here's the brochure to start planning your day for the NE-Sunday Parkways event!


NE Brochure Portland Sunday Parkways returns to Northeast Portland with a fun array of activities, music, and biking attractions! On July 27th from 11am - 4pm we will be hosting music, entertainment, fitness classes at five wonderful locations: Woodlawn Park, Alberta Park, Fernhill Park, Rigler School, and Holman Park. Some exciting musical addition include the appearance of DJ Prashant to Woodlawn Park.  At Alberta Park you will find the climbing wall, fitness classes, and a fitness obstacle course all led by Parks and Recreation. At the Holman Park, The Alphabeticians will bring music to the park brimming with yummy foods and activities. A hop and a skip (or rather a bike ride) away if Rigler School, the location for the ABC Bike Fair, DJ Doc Rocks beats, and the much more. The last park in this circle of joy Fernhill Park where you will find dialogue, laughter, and fun with OpsFest Shakespeare and Circus Cascadia. On top of great music and activities, there will also be 7 miles of traffic-free streets open for you to ride, roll, or bike along!

We would also like to give a big THANK YOU to our Northeast Sunday Parkways sponsors - Kaiser Permanente, Portland Parks and Recreation, Universal Cycles, Clif Kid, Bike Gallery, NW Natural, Renaissance Homes, Whole Foods Market, Metro, AARP Oregon, Car2Go, Everett Homes, Bureau of Environmental Services, ODOT, and Portland Bureau of Emergency Management.

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Are you ready to rock at Rigler School ? July 27th

Hoops and LoopsRigler School Marketplace is the center for hooping and music. DJ Doc Rock will be playing family friendly Soul, R&B, and Hip Hop. Sparkle Movement will make an appearance from 1:00-2:00pm to get you moving and grooving while hooping. Don’t worry if you come hoop-less, Sparkle Movement will come with extra.

Worked up an appetite? Rigler School will have various food fuel for the next adventure! If not moving to the music or grabbing a bite to eat, you are likely be checking out the booths with information about international homestay opportunities, Columbia Slough watershed, Green Streets, community rides, bike safety and tours and more. Car2go will also be there presenting you with smiles and a pair of sunglasses to help shade you from the sun that is hopefully shining!

A Fondness for Fernhill Park, July 27th, 11am - 4pm

Girl on Stilts CCFernhill Park, acquired in 1940, has over the last few years served as one of the centers for family and community fun as part of Sunday Parkways. In this park with its diversity of 22 types of trees coming from across the world and the country, similarly the third Sunday Parkways will bring together people from within and across the area to enjoy a day of festivities and active fun.

On July 27th, Fernhill Park will erupt with happiness and laughter. Circus Cascadia will teach you and your family to walk on stilts, balance on a ball and learn to juggle. OpsFest Shakespeare will share verse and story from the times of Shakespeare (1:00 – 3:00 pm). Along with various amusements, the park will be teeming with delicious food and food education from across Portland. Clif Kids will return to Sunday Parkways to offer nutrition games. While food vendors will take you on a food journey through Africa, the Islands, and back to the Americas. Once your appetite has been satisfied, stop to chat with present organizations to discuss the lives of ferrets, new hats and healthcare in Oregon. With so much happening, you might not want to leave!

North Sunday Parkways Was a Hit

What a great kick-off to summer!

All Smiles at Sunday ParkwaysThe love for Sunday Parkways was shown this last weekend with approximately 31,150 people celebrating the 25th Sunday Parkways event. Similarly to the Peninsula Rose Garden’s roses, the day was in full bloom as friends and families swept into the five parks: Columbia Park Annex, Peninsula Park, Kenton Park, McCoy Park and Arbor Lodge Park. The 9.5 mile route loop passed each of the parks, which held their own distinctive attractions. 

The day began with games by the Oregon Disability Sports, group rides, and tours of the Peninsula Park Gardens.  The rides coordinated by Safe Routes to School, New Columbia’s We All Can Ride, Hacienda ABC bike group, Community Cycling Center, and Kaiser Permanente lead two groups of 15 youth and families.

Beats to set the upbeat mood for the day floated through the air as DJ Rock Doc hit the turn tables by 11 am in McCoy Park and Mudtown Stompers drew folks to their feet in Columbia Park Annex soon after. Portland Parks and Recreation’s creative Sunday Parkways Passports encouraged people keep track of their travels.

In Arbor Lodge Park the sound of music came from many voices as Mr. Ben, Ethos and Edna Vazquez performed throughout the day. And if it wasn’t the sound of music you heard, it was likely giggles. Close by children played, ran and rolled along the Harper’s Playground or stopped by one of the various animal focused nonprofit booths to play with dogs and ferrets.

Fun came in many forms for the curious, as trucks big and bigger awaited children and adults at the Columbia Park Annex. People explored the inner workings of the underground sewers through the City’s sewer survey vehicles or got a taste of a firefighter’s list while getting close to an actual fire truck at Arbor Lodge Park.

Overall, the day was filled with fun for everyone, and we could not have done it without you. Thank you sponsors, donors, vendors, volunteers, entertainers, police, flaggers and participants for making this a 25th anniversary event to remember. We look forward to welcoming you to our next event on July 27th in Northeast Portland. For updates, check us out on Twitter and Facebook.