Parks & Recreation

Wilkes East Neighborhood Meeting, St Aidan's Church: Mar 28, 2011 7PM

03/28/2011 - 7:00pm
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Wilkes East Neighborhood Meeting, St Aidan's Episcopal Church: Mar 28, 2011 7PM. Info here!

  • Residential Compatibility
    Brian Martin, City of Gresham
  • East County Update
    Commissioner McKeel, MultCo District 4
  • Reynolds 2011-12 Budget Issues
    Theresa Delaney-Davis, Board Chair

Come to the Neighborhood Meeting

When: Monday, Mar 28, 2011 7:00PM
Where: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
17405 NE Glisan St
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Save the date!

Be sure to save Monday, Mar 28nd at 7:00 PM to attend the next Wilkes East Neighborhood meeting. Learn what's going-on in your neighborhood. Discuss issues important to our community. (See full story below for Agenda).

Join Your Neighbors. Get involved. Make a difference.

Who should attend?

This meeting is open to all residents and businesses in the Wilkes East Neighborhood!

Let's get Dirty! Volunteers Needed, Nadaka Nature Park clean-up: Feb 26, 2011 9AM-2PM: CANCELLED

02/26/2011 - 9:00am
02/26/2011 - 2:00pm
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Let's get Dirty! Volunteers Needed, Nadaka Nature Park clean-up: Feb 26, 2011 9AM-2PM. Info here!
Nadaka Nature Park
Gresham, OR

"Get Your Green On" with us
as we continue to remove invasives
at Nadaka Nature Park

Wilkes East Neighborhood has received a Metro Nature in Neighborhood grant for improvements in Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!
Click here for a list of Metro Nature in Neighborhoods capital grants projects.

When: Feb 26, 2011 9:00AM - 2:00PM CANCELLED - WEATHER
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
NE 175th Av & NE Pacific St
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Clean-up Info

Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association in their efforts to restore this natural area by removing invasive underbrush and ivy.

Rain or Shine! Come dressed for weather and help improve Nadaka Nature Park. Bring working gloves & a water bottle if you have them. Volunteer as long as you can.

Coffee, juice, water & refreshments provided by Wilkes East Neighborhood.

No pre-registration required. Volunteers younger than 18 will need a signed waiver (available at the event).

See website calendar for more Nadaka Nature Park events and activities!

Metro Nature in Neighborhoods' Fall 2010 grant workshop: Nov 13, 2010 9AM

11/13/2010 - 9:00am
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Metro Nature in Neighborhoods' Fall 2010 grant workshop: Nov 13, 2010 9AM. Info here!
Metro's Nature in Neighborhood
(Click for website)

Restore. Create. Connect. Invest.

One more Nature in Neighborhoods' Fall 2010 grant workshop

When: Saturday Nov 13, 2010 9AM
Where: Metro Regional Center
600 NE Grand Ave
Portland, OR
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Restoration and enhancement grant writing workshop

How do you turn a good idea into a great project? Metro's Nature in Neighborhoods grants can help. If you have an innovative idea to integrate the natural world into your community, join an upcoming workshop. Learn about the grant program goals and criteria and how to apply. Participants will also learn how to plan a project and what resources are available to get your project started. RSVP requested. (RSVP below break)

New this year

Nature in Neighborhoods program sponsors restoration and enhancement grants which support hands-on activities and environmental education programs that protect and contribute to watershed health in the region. New this year, a small number of grants will be awarded for planning and project development.

Zimmerman Heritage Farm Tours: Nov 20, 2010 10AM-3PM

11/20/2010 - 10:00am
11/20/2010 - 3:00pm
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Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. Gresham OR. Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society.  Click here!
1874 Zimmerman House,
Gresham Oregon. Click to enlarge

Celebrate the Harvest

Zimmerman House Tours
Sat Nov 20th 10AM -3PM

A lasting vestige of East Multnomah County's agricultural roots

When: Saturday Nov 20, 2010 10AM-3PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

A delightful 1874 Victorian farmhouse

Take a step back into history at the Zimmerman House, a Victorian era farmhouse, built in 1874 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This beautiful farmhouse is a perfect reflection of typical Columbia River dairy farm life in the late 1800s. The Zimmerman Heritage Farm is a unique cultural education and recreational resource that is being created for the benefit of the public on a 5.98-acre historic site in Gresham, Oregon.

Let's get Dirty! Volunteers Needed, Nadaka Nature Park clean-up: Oct 10, 2010 9AM-2PM

10/10/2010 - 9:00am
10/10/2010 - 2:00pm
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Let's get Dirty! Volunteers Needed, Nadaka Nature Park clean-up: Oct 10, 2010 9AM-2PM. Info here!
Nadaka Nature Park
Gresham, OR

This Sunday!
Come and enjoy the fresh air
and the scent of Autumn

"Get Your Green On" with us
as we continue to remove invasives
at Nadaka Nature Park

Wilkes East Neighborhood has received a Metro Nature in Neighborhood grant for improvements in Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!
Click here for a list of Metro Nature in Neighborhoods capital grants projects.

When: Sunday Oct 10, 2010 9AM-2PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
NE 175th Av & NE Pacific St
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Clean-up Info

Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association in their efforts to restore this natural area by removing invasive underbrush and ivy.

Rain or Shine! Come dressed for weather and help improve Nadaka Nature Park. Bring working gloves & a water bottle if you have them. Volunteer as long as you can.

Coffee, juice, water & refreshments provided by Wilkes East Neighborhood.

No pre-registration required. Volunteers younger than 18 will need a signed waiver (available at the event).

See website calendar for more Nadaka Nature Park events and activities!

Zimmerman Heritage Farm Tours: Oct 16, 2010 10AM-3PM

10/16/2010 - 10:00am
10/16/2010 - 3:00pm
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Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. Gresham OR. Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society.  Click here!
1874 Zimmerman House,
Gresham Oregon. Click to enlarge

Celebrate Fall Colors!

Zimmerman House Tours
Sat Oct 16th 10AM -3PM

A lasting vestige of East Multnomah County's agricultural roots

When: Saturday Oct 16, 2010 10AM-3PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

A delightful 1874 Victorian farmhouse

Take a step back into history at the Zimmerman House, a Victorian era farmhouse, built in 1874 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This beautiful farmhouse is a perfect reflection of typical Columbia River dairy farm life in the late 1800s. The Zimmerman Heritage Farm is a unique cultural education and recreational resource that is being created for the benefit of the public on a 5.98-acre historic site in Gresham, Oregon.

Gresham Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting agenda: Sep 8, 2010 7PM

09/08/2010 - 7:00pm
09/08/2010 - 9:00pm
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City of Gresham, Redevelopment Commission Advisory Committee meeting agenda: Sep 8, 2010 7PM. Info here!

GRDC Advisory Committee agenda:

Meeting Minutes: May & June, New Industries Grant Program Refinements, Public Safety Facility, Plaza del Sol Work Group Update

When: Wednesday Sep 8, 2010 7PM-9PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
Oregon Trail Conference Center
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham OR
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On the agenda

Click here for Wednesday night's Gresham Redevelopment Commission (GRDC) Advisory Committee meeting agenda. This link takes you to the City of Gresham webpage that has the attachments and further meeting information.

It includes: Meeting Minutes: May & June, New Industries Grant Program Refinements, Public Safety Facility, Plaza del Sol Work Group Update, and more. You will find all of this under "Agenda" for the meeting on 9/8.

Zimmerman Heritage Farm Tours: Sep 18, 2010 10AM-3PM

09/18/2010 - 10:00am
09/18/2010 - 3:00pm
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Zimmerman Heritage Farm. A delightful Victorian era farmhouse built in 1874. Gresham OR. Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society.  Click here!
1874 Zimmerman House,
Gresham Oregon. Click to enlarge

Fall is in the air!
Zimmerman House Tours
Sat Sep 18th 10AM -3PM

A lasting vestige of
East Multnomah County's agricultural roots

When: Saturday Sep 18, 2010 10AM-3PM
Where: Zimmerman Park
17111 NE Sandy Blvd
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

A delightful 1874 Victorian farmhouse

Take a step back into history at the Zimmerman House, a Victorian era farmhouse, built in 1874 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This beautiful farmhouse is a perfect reflection of typical Columbia River dairy farm life in the late 1800s. The Zimmerman Heritage Farm is a unique cultural education and recreational resource that is being created for the benefit of the public on a 5.98-acre historic site in Gresham, Oregon.

2010 SOLV Beach and Riverside Cleanup event, Nadaka Nature Park: Sep 25, 2010 10AM-1PM

09/25/2010 - 10:00am
09/25/2010 - 1:00pm
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2010 SOLV Beach and Riverside Cleanup at Nadaka Nature Park, West Gresham, Oregon: Sept 25, 2010 10AM-1PM.  Info Here!
Nadaka Nature Park
Click to enlarge

Join SOLV volunteers at
Nadaka Nature Park
Sept 25th 10AM-1PM

2010 SOLV Beach and Riverside Cleanup
Presented by the Oregon Lottery


solv.org

When: Sat Sept 25, 2010 10AM-1PM
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
NE 175th Ave and NE Pacific St
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

2010 SOLV Beach and Riverside Cleanup
Saturday September 25, 2010!

From inland rivers to the coast, water connects us all. This fall, Oregonians are invited to continue the tradition of cleaning coastal beaches and make an even bigger impact by joining other SOLV volunteers along rivers, creeks, lakes and watersheds as SOLV expands this cleanup event this year for the first time!

Join the fun. Register Here!

Event Info

Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with SOLV, Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association in their efforts to remove invasives and clear underbrush from Nadaka Nature Park, part of the Columbia Slough Watershed.

Rain or Shine! Come dressed for weather and help improve Nadaka Nature Park and our watershed. Bring working gloves & a water bottle if you have them. Volunteer as long as you can.

Coffee, juice, water & refreshments provided by Wilkes East Neighborhood.

Registration requested

Click here to register! Volunteers younger than 18 will need a signed waiver (available at the event).

See website calendar for more Nadaka Nature Park events and activities!

Join Us for the Parks Picnic on the Plaza, Downtown Gresham: Aug 21, 2010 11AM-2PM

08/21/2010 - 11:00am
08/21/2010 - 2:00pm
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Join Us for the Parks Picnic on the Plaza, Downtown Gresham: Aug 21, 2010 11AM-2PM Info here!

Take a closer look at the future of Gresham parks

Bring a picnic lunch!
Live music, field games, prizes, photo contest winners, more!

When: Saturday, Aug 21, 2010 11AM-2PM
Where: Center for the Arts Plaza
401 NE Second St
Gresham, OR
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You're Invited!

You bring a picnic basket, or pick up something delicious to eat from a Downtown restaurant or the Gresham Farmers' Market, and we'll provide the fun with an opportunity to take a closer look at the future of Gresham parks.

Parks Picnic on the Plaza, a first-year event produced by the City in partnership with the Center for the Arts Foundation, Gresham Downtown Development Association, and the Historic Downtown Gresham Business Association, features:

  • Lively music by the Federal Cigar Jug Band
  • Old-fashioned field games – including baby races to crown the fastest future parks user!
  • Prizes
  • Photo gallery of winners from the Aug. 1 "Picture Your Parks" community photo contest
  • Information vendors representing a variety of community organizations and programs including People for Parks; EastSide United FC; El Programa Hispano; and the City's Our Parks, Our Future outreach program. Sign up to stay involved.

Our Parks, Our Future, which launched this spring, asks a simple question: What can the community do to keep Gresham parks going today, and growing to meet the needs of tomorrow?

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