Complete with bird walks, play spaces, and a community garden—and soon Gresham’s first handicapped-accessible swing.
Source: Portland Monthly Magazine (November 2016)
One spring morning in 2007, Lee Dayfield took her dog for a walk. As she passed an empty field, she saw a sign that would forever change her life. It read “for sale.”
The desolate plot of grass sat next to 10 acres ringed by a chain-link fence and barbed wire. Where others may have seen a $900,000 meadow, Dayfield saw a two-acre opportunity: a nature-based play area for the Gresham neighborhood’s children, many of them Native American.
Get involved, Make a difference
When: Mon, Oct 24, 2016 6:30PM-9PM
The Planning Commission advises City Council on long-range, comprehensive planning and land use issues within the city.
For more information about this event contact Tammy Richardson, Planning Technician at 503-618-2401 or Tammy.Richardson@GreshamOregon.gov.
Neighborhood Assn Board Meeting
When: Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:30PM-8PM
Board meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday each month 6:30PM
For more information please contact: email@example.com
- Nov 28, 2016
- Dec 2016 (no meeting)
- Jan 23, 2017
BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED
Wilkes East Neighborhood
PO Box 536
Fairview, OR 97024
When: Tue, Oct 25, 2016 3PM-5PM
Council Roundtable meetings are informal sessions for Councilors to discuss issues of interest on a monthly basis. Council members suggest their own agenda for the meetings, leaving enough time for open, informal dialogue. No public comment is taken during these meetings.
For more information contact the City Recorder at 503-618-2697.
Read more about Council meetings.
Let's Hoop It Up!
When: Fri, Oct 28, 2016 6PM-10PM
Middle school and high school youth can attend free basketball practice, skill building and game play on Friday nights at H.B. Lee Middle School, 1121 NE 172nd Ave.
- Open to boys and girls in grades 6-12
- Learn new skills, make new friends, play basketball.
- Adult supervision and mentorship provided by the Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC).
- Sponsored by the City of Gresham.
- 6-8 p.m. for grades 6-8
- 8-10 p.m. for grades 9-12
For more information, contact Coach Michael Magnum at 503-975-2929.
Genealogy Help Hour
When: Every-other Friday 7-8PM
Are you starting a family tree but don't know where to begin? Having a particular researching issue with an ancestor? Just want to talk genealogy shop? Come on down to the museum every other Friday 7-8PM. Our first geneaology help session begins 10/14/2016. Admission is Free!
Saving Our Streams
When: Sat, Oct 29, 2016 9AM-1PM
Learn to create a low-maintenance landscape that conserves water, prevents pollution, and saves you time, money and energy. Get natural gardening & design tips that mimic nature, and make your garden a healthy place for children, pets and wildlife. Class covers native plants that thrive in the Pacific Northwest, and other core naturescaping concepts. Where possible, workshop includes a short tour of a nearby garden. This class is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
For more information about this event contact Katie Meckes at 503-222-7645 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday's thru October
When: Sat, Oct 29, 2016 8:30AM-2PM
The Gresham Farmers Market takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday from May to October. Held in downtown Gresham at NW 3rd Street and NW Miller Avenue, the market offers shoppers fresh, local produce, meats, cheeses, flowers, crafts, great food and live music.
Help Remove Invasive Ivy
When: Sat Oct 29, 2016 9AM-12PM
Join Friends of Nadaka to restore a healthy habitat at Nadaka Nature Park Saturday, October 29th from 9 am to 12 pm! We will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy from the 10 acre forested portion of the park. The event will start with a brief lesson on native and invasive plant species.
Tools, gloves, and light refreshments will be provided. Dress to work in natural areas: long pants and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Please bring a water bottle and a friend! There are two locations for parking:
- 1) St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church parking lot next to
Nadaka Nature Park located at 17405 NE Glisan St Gresham, OR 97230
- 2) Nadaka Nature Park’s north entrance is at 176th & NE Pacific St
You may park in the neighborhood and follow the path through the forest to get to the picnic structure.
Contact Monica, Nadaka Nature Park Coordinator, at email@example.com or call 503-956-8558
Let's Kick Ball!
When: Sun, Oct 30, 2016 11AM-1PM
Free! Drop-in futsal games for boys and girls in grades 3-6, from 11 am to 1 pm Sundays in the Friends of the Children gym. Rain or shine. Supervised play is provided by Active Children Portland volunteers. This activity is sponsored by the City of Gresham. A signed waiver is required to participate.
Read more about the Sunday Afternoon Futsal program and print the waiver. For more information, contact Jared Hoffman, 541-921-0686.