A great way to spend a Sunday!
(July 22, 2015) The Northeast Sunday Parkways returns on Sunday, July 26th from 11am-4pm. The 8-mile route explores Northeast Neighborhood Greenways and incorporates Woodlawn, Alberta and Fernhill Parks as well as the new Kʰunamokwst Park bringing all the fun activities, festive music and delicious food you’ve come to expect at these events.
Kʰunamokwst Park (pronounced KAHN-ah-mockst - click to hear the full pronunciation) is the first developed park located in the Cully Neighborhood and was opened in April. Kʰunamokwst is a Chinook wawa name meaning “together”. Kʰunamokwst will be the first PP&R park to enjoy a name indigenous to the land it sits on. Chinook wawa is the language commonly used by the original people of this area. Be sure to stop by Kʰunamokwst Park to check out Sparkle Movement Entertainment Hoops and dancing and the bilingual community bike safety fair, hosted by Andando en Bicicletas en Cully.
Download a printable map or brochure for this event. The map not only includes the Sunday Parkways route but it also includes all the bikeways and bus routes to get you to the event without the hassle of parking.
TriMet has shuttles to and from the event, crossing the Tilikum after Bridge Pedal
(July 16, 2015) TriMet’s Committee on Accessible Transportation is offering a preview event of the Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People, designed especially for seniors and/or people with disabilities and their families.
The event begins at the new OMSI/SE Water Avenue MAX Station at 2210 SE 2nd Place on the east side of the bridge.
You must RSVP to attend. Contact Beth Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31st to reserve your spot as space is limited.
Learn more about the event here:
You can get $6 bike helmets and hear music tonight!
(July 8, 2015) Do you or a family you know need low-cost bike helmets? Legacy Health and Trauma Nurses Talk Tough provide low-cost multi-sport helmets through their Safety Center and at community sales events throughout the metro region.
You have an opportunity tonight, Wednesday, July 8, to enjoy free music and fit your whole family for $6 bike helmets at Dawson Park, N Stanton and Williams, from 4-6pm. This is part of the Portland Parks and Recreation Concerts in the Park series.
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and the Randall Children’s Hospital Health Fair will also host a $6 helmet sale in the Emanuel Atrium, 501 N Graham, on Saturday, August 8 from 10am to 2pm. Learn more about Legacy Health Safety Center and Trauma Nurses Talk Tough at www.legacyhealth.org/safetycenter.
An air-conditioned drive may not be the best option during a heat wave
(June 26, 2015) With temperatures on the rise it’s good to keep cool and be hydrated. But that doesn’t mean you have to hide in the basement. Here are some tips for staying active when summer hits hard:
- Try being active earlier or later in the day: An early morning bike ride lets you get the blood flowing before the mercury starts going. A later evening walk can be a pleasant way to get out of a stuffy house or apartment while enjoying a balmy breeze and less traffic on the streets.
- Check the map: Your handy Portland Neighborhood Bike/Walk Map shows great locations like swimming pools, public fountains (both for splashing in and drinking from), and even boat docks where you can launch your rubber raft or go for a dip. (And yes, the water’s fine in the Willamette. You can check weekly water quality test results here.)
- Know where to go when it’s sweltering: Multnomah County has this online tool to find places to stay cool including libraries, air conditioned public buildings and senior cooling centers.
Click here to see more tips on staying cool and hydrated.
Enjoy an international festival while listening to local talent
(June 15, 2015) The next Sunday Parkways is just around the corner. The North Portland Sunday Parkways takes place on Sunday, June 21st from 11am to 4pm. June 21st is Father’s Day so make this event a family affair.
The North Portland event features a 9.5 mile double-loop course that will offer scenic views from the Willamette Bluff, fragrant blooms at the Peninsula Rose Gardens and fun for every kid at the universally accessible Harper’s Playground at Arbor Lodge Park. You will also find food and fun activities at Kenton, Columbia Annex and McCoy Parks. Download a printable map or brochure of this event.
This year, Sunday Parkways is teaming up with Make Music Day. Make Music Portland is part of the international Fete de la Musique first launched in France. Established in 1982, Make Music Day is now held on the same day in more than 700 cities in 120 countries. Come celebrate music with the world and listen to local Portland artists at the North Portland Sunday Parkways.
To learn more about Make Music Day Portland: