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Director Mike Abbaté and his new friends test out the fountain at Dawson Park, July 2014

Dawson Park Grand Reopening Tonight! Come see how excited our Director is about the new fountain!

Wednesday, July 16th. Event begins at 6:00 p.m.
N. Stanton & Williams Ave.

Please join the Portland Development Commission, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, the Portland Parks Foundation, and Portland Parks & Recreation for a community celebration in the historic park with a live Concert in the Park and special guest speakers. 
New park improvements include an amazing water play feature, thanks to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, a new playground, community history plaques, and much more!
Pyramid Ladder in North Park Blocks, 1940

Want to Beat the Heat? Join us tomorrow at the Portland Art Museum for a discussion on the history and future of Portland's Parks


Thursday, July 17th, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum


Legacies in the Making:

An Evening with Portland’s Recent and Current Parks Directors

From the Eastbank Esplanade to Jamison Square to Powell Butte Nature Park, Zari Santner shaped the most recent legacy of the city’s plazas and green spaces during her three-decade tenure at Portland Parks & Recreation. Appointed in 2011, current director Mike Abbaté is poised to build the next phase of Portland parks, but in much different times. Together, Santner and Abbaté will offer an insider's view of the history they inherited, the opportunities they’ve made and missed, and their hopes for the future of one of the country’s most respected parks systems.
This event is part of "Force of Nature: Portland’s Parks, Past, Present, and Future," a discussion series in celebration of The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden, on view June 14 - September 21, 2014, at the Portland Art Museum. The series is hosted by Randy Gragg, Director of the John Yeon Center at University of Oregon and Editor at Large for Portland Monthly.
Portland Parks & Recreation
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Portland Parks & Recreationwww.PortlandParks.org
Commissioner Amanda Fritz • Director Mike Abbaté
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