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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

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

Grand Re-Opening of Halprin Open Space Sequence

July 30, 2019

Today, Nick spoke at the grand re-opening of the Portland Open Space Sequence.

The project included the historic restoration of four public plazas and fountains – Ira Keller Fountain Park, Pettygrove Park, Lovejoy Fountain Park, and the Source Fountain.

The event celebrated the City’s public-private partnership with the Halprin Landscape Conservancy. The Conservancy, made up of a group of adjacent building owners and other local leaders, has been instrumental in raising over $4 million to restore the fountains and plazas.

Today’s celebration also included a parade and series of “mini ribbon-cuttings” at each park.

Special thanks to Halprin Landscape Conservancy Executive Director Karen Whitman and the Conservancy Board of Directors; local leaders John Russell, Bill Naito, and Randy Gragg who were the founders of the Conservancy and have been longtime advocates of the fountains; the dedicated Parks employees who worked on this project, especially Sandra Burtzos and Dave Obern; and Lawrence Halprin and his team for designing one of the great sequences of urban plazas and fountains in the world.

Media

Downtown Fountain Repair Project Finishes For $4 Million

Zane Sparling in the Portland Tribune

 

PP&R, Halprin Landscape Conservancy Celebrate Grand Reopening of The Portland Open Space Sequence

PP&R News and Media Releases

 

Portland Parks & Recreation Celebrates End Of $4M Project with Samba Music

Fox 12 News