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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

The Fields groundbreaking ceremony

March 7, 2012

By David Nguyen

Nick joined Parks Bureau staff, community partners, and neighbors at the groundbreaking of The Fields Neighborhood Park.

Nick was honored to speak at the event, noting that the creation of the park is “honoring a commitment to the community."

Scheduled to be completed by spring of next year, the 3.2-acre park will include a dog park, one-acre lawn, paths, picnic tables, a children's area, and a Portland Loo.

The Fields is the third of four parks envisioned in a 2001 study prepared for the River District URA. Jamison Square and Tanner Springs, two of the other parks, opened in 2002 and 2005, respectively. A potential Riverfront Park is also outlined in the study.

The land was generously donated by Hoyt Street Properties and the construction cost is being covered by Portland Development Commission funding, and funds from System Development Charges that PP&R collects from new development and property improvements.  No City general fund money is being used for the construction of park.

We're looking forward to the grand opening of the park and know that it will be a wonderful addition to our community.

In Northwest Portland, ceremony kicks off construction of The Fields Park in Pearl District

Molly Hottle, in the Oregonian


'The Fields is going to be an amazing place'

Shannon L. Cheesman on Katu News


New Portland park under construction

Fox 12 staff


The Fields Park Groundbreaking-Pearl District 2012


New Park in The Pearl

Ed Nieto on KGW


New Pearl park will have panoramic view

On K103fm


New park coming to Portland's Pearl District

Erica Heartquist and Staff


The Fields Park Groundbreaking-Pearl District 2012

Video by Guy Bodin