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Help Make Gateway Green a Reality

Eight years ago, Gateway Green was just a wild idea. These 38 acres between I-84 and I-205 in East Portland once housed a jail. Now, the community is on the verge of turning this unused space into a great outdoor recreational and mountain biking destination right in the city.  Over 500 of you in the Portland metro region already took a step to make this happen by taking your seat at the Kitchen Table and weighing in on features of the park to help complete the design work.  We’ve got a high level summary of the results of the Build Gateway Green consultation with a more complete report coming next week.  We’re really excited to bring you another experiment in civic engagement – this time the chance to help build Gateway Green by directly contributing to the project.

Tomorrow – on September 5th  – the Friends of Gateway Green are asking everyone to help reach the goal of $100,000 on crowdfunding site Indiegogo to make the vision for Gateway Green a reality.  The money raised will be used to complete the design work for the park.  Contributors will receive a thank you gift, ranging from a Build Gateway Green t-shirt designed by artist Mike Klay to a VIP guest pass to a fall celebration at outdoor biking venue Lumberyard.  If you’re not able to make a contribution, you can still help by spreading the word.  In fact, sharing the Build Gateway Green page on Indiegogo – or posting it on Facebook and Twitter – and asking other people to share it, too, is the key to making the crowdfunding campaign a success.

On September 5th, give at (click on the big Contribute Now button on the right hand side of the page) and join us in this experiment linking public input and crowdfunding to help build a great public space!


PDF icon Build Gateway Green Consultation Summary Report