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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

Charles Jordan Community Center Celebration this Sunday

July 18, 2012

By David Nguyen

Join Nick, former City Commissioner and Parks Director Charles Jordan, family, and friends to celebrate the renaming of Portland Parks & Recreation’s Charles Jordan Community Center this Sunday, July 22 at 3:30 pm.

We expect to be joined at this historic occassion by Portland City Council, Mayor Sam Adams, former Mayors Bud Clark, Vera Katz, and Tom Potter, as well as many other past and present elected officials.

In June, the Portland City Council voted unanimously to rename University Park Community Center in honor of Charles Jordan, whose leadership paved the way for the beloved community center.  

Charles spent 10 years as Portland’s first African American City Commissioner and 14 years as Portland Parks Director.  Under his leadership, 44 new parks and natural areas were added to Portland’s parks system.

Family-friendly activities are planned for the event, including PP&R’s rock climbing wall, a nature scavenger hunt, games, and a kids’ performance. Hot dogs, cupcakes, and cold drinks will be served.

The special event will be followed by a free concert featuring Linda Hornbuckle in neighboring McCoy Park at 6:30 pm.

We like to give special thanks to our valued community sponsors including NIKE, Fred Meyer, Village Market, and Safeway.

Click here to learn more about Charles Jordan.

Renaming of University Park Community Center

9009 N Foss Avenue, Portland

Sunday, July 22
3:30 - 6:30 pm

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Chase Hall in The Oregonian