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What Activity will you join at Colonel Summers on August 24?

On the Court with LoveColonel Summers Park will be springing with energy from 11am-4pm on August 24thKaiser Permanente challenges you to get moving with interactive quizzes and fun, pulse-pounding activities to help you thrive.  Parks and Recreations will offer Zumba classes at the Fitness Stage.  NW Trail Alliance provides an opportunity for you to show off your bike skills.  While Spread Da’Love Foundation will get you on the court. In addition to all of that, you will also find:

  • Kickball
  • Yoga
  • Boot camp
  • Aerobics
  • Soccer Clinic

These activities are available from 11 am to 4 pm. There is also food, free basic bike repair and more to discover during Southeast Sunday Parkways at Colonel Summers Park and along the route.


Universal Cycles Marketplace offers fun, food and bike talk, August 24

Headed towards Universal Cycles MarketplaceThe Universal Cycles Marketplace is full of many unexpected surprises this year! This year in celebration of Sunday Parkways events past, present and future, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA), is throwing a giant Block Party at the Universal Cycles Marketplace…and you are invited.

The Block Party will include live music, Boyd’s coffee to wake you up, and an array of delicious beverages and foods on site to keep you fueled. All donations collected from the event will go to the BTA and Sunday Parkways.

Come enjoy the festivities with your fellow Sunday Parkway participants, and even stop sign up for the Bike Commute Challenge while at the BTA Block Party! We hope to see you there between 11 am and 4 pm this Sunday!

Along the road to Ivon Park, August 24th


Bouncy HouseSunday Parkways is a microcosm of what the city of Portland has to offer: beautiful parks, exercise, food carts, and music! The roads that lead to Ivon Park, whether Clinton or 52nd will bring Sunday Parkways participants to a place where Mudtown Stompers will get grooving and the bouncy house will get kids moving.  For those looking for tasty eats, you will find traditional American summer eats to refreshing kombucha.

At the activity centers along the way to Ivon Park, you could pull over and buy Himalayan food or hot dogs, sign petitions, protest against coal, get information about a cycling organization, have your brakes checked or stop for a dance, all in the matter of a couple of hours.

Laughter ahead at Laurelhurst Park, August 24th

1880s photo of Laurelhurst Park Laurelhurst Park was originally part of the William S. Ladd's Hazel Fern Farm, but as part of the City Beautiful movement of 1904 the piece of land was transformed into a park. The City Beautiful movement plan served as a catalyst to turn this old cattle into what was voted in 1919 as the “most beautiful park” on the West Coast (see photo of old Laurelhurst Park to the left, photo courtesy of Wikipedia). Decades later this park still serves as a place of beauty, a place for people to connect with nature, and a place for recreation. For the last four years, this park has served as one of the pit stops along the Sunday Parkways Southeast Route.Dancing at Laurelhurst

On August 24th, the park will be filled with music, vendors, and fun. In the northeast region of Laurelhurst Park you will find the Opsfest Shakespeare perform ”As You Like It”, a Shakespearean romantic comedy blending a story of heroism and adventure. In the southeast of the park, Parks and Recreation has provided a Slip’n’Slide whereas kids of all ages can cool off on what we hope will be a nice sunny day. In the middle of the interior of the park you will find a series of nonprofits conducting outreach on topics ranging from renewable energy to eco-living in Portland.

There will also be loads of delicious eats to find along SE Oak which includes jerk chicken, soups, ice cream, shaved ice, doughnuts, deep dish and more. Come see for yourself what Laurelhurst Park has to offer on August 24th between 11 am and 4 pm.