April 13, 2011
Earlier this week, Council heard the results of a recent survey asking Portlanders about their budget priorities.
- 68% of those surveyed think the City should focus its spending on parks in areas with the greatest need.
- When asked which improvement they'd most like to see in their neighborhood park, more people said community gardens (16%) than any other single improvement.
- In response to the same question 10% said more and better sports fields are their top choice.
We're prioritizing park improvements in East Portland, which has long been underserved by parks facilities.
And we're bringing new all-weather fields to athletes across Portland.
Top: Produce flourishes at the Vestal Community Garden, which opened last year
Left: The new Grant fields will offer top-notch facilities for student athletes and the surrounding community