July 29, 2013
Over the past year, we’ve tackled tough issues throughout the state with the Governor’s budget priorities and the 2013 Oregon Values and Beliefs survey. We did our first county-wide consultation in Curry County with residents weighing in on options to address their county’s budget. Now the Kitchen Table is set for those of you in several counties (Clackamas, Columbia, Hood, Multnomah, and Washington) to help turn an overlooked parcel of land in East Portland into a vibrant, off-road bike park in a gateway to the region.
A hidden treasure sits in the hub of East Portland’s Gateway area: 38 acres of unused, partially wooded land. Nestled between I-84 and I-205, this is a perfect spot for an off-road biking park! The City of Portland has already committed to operate the park once we all come together to build it, but now the Friends of Gateway Green needs grassroots input and support to continue to design the space based on the public’s dreams for Gateway Green.
Share your thoughts here at the Kitchen Table about features you want to see in Gateway Green. The responses you and others provide will be compiled and presented to the park’s design team as they move onto the next round of design. This is your opportunity to help shape a regional asset that we can all enjoy for generations to come.
The consultation will be open until August 23rd.
Give your input into the next round of design work to make the most of this space for the whole region. To learn more about Gateway Green and the project to date, visit the Friends of Gateway Green.