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Friends of Gateway Green Engages Oregon’s Kitchen Table for Consultation on Next Round of Park Design

You are invited  to take a seat at Oregon’s Kitchen Table and share your dreams and ideas for a community park, featuring off-road biking and many other recreational opportunities in East Portland! 

[Note from Rex: I served as a convenor for an Oregon Solutions project that brought together 40 organizations who signed an agreement of cooperation to keep the ball rolling on this community-based project.]

Where the heck is Gateway Green? In East Portland, Oregon!

Where the heck is Gateway Green? In East Portland, Oregon! (Green Arrow)

Gateway Green is a 38-acre plot of unused, partially wooded land in East Portland, where I-84 and I-205 come together. After years of grassroots efforts and partnerships with local, regional, and state government as well as the private and non-profit sectors, there is an opportunity to transform this neglected asset into a multi-use park, with a focus on off-road bicycling. If these community groups, citizens, and others can raise the funds to build the park, the City of Portland has agreed to own and operate it.

Now is your chance to give input into the project over at Oregon’s Kitchen Table! Oregon’s Kitchen Table is a project of the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University, and was created by a group of non-partisan, non-profit community organizations dedicated to helping Oregonians have a voice.

We would love to have your input on the next round of design to make the best use of Gateway Green. The responses you provide will be compiled and provided to the design team to inform their work in anticipation of seeking large construction grants for the property.

Go sign up for Oregon’s Kitchen Table, and then you will be asked to share your opinion about both biking and non-biking features you’d like to see in Gateway Green.

If you respond to the survey by midnight July 31, you can choose to be entered into a raffle to win a pair of tickets to the Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps game on August 3rd. The consultation will remain open until August 16, 2013.

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