This page presents concerns that have been raised about a community garden in Dickinson Park. There is a focus on the concerns raised through the petition process, which came about after the public Open House held about the garden concept (June 15th). There is also a page with reasons in support of the garden.
The Dickinson Park Garden Survey is now closed. If you would like to see the survey you can download it here.
Terwilliger Parkway turns 100 years old in 2012. It seems like yesterday.... it was a dirt track denuded of trees and wildlife. Today we have what has been described as the "most significant habitat, scenic, and recreation corridor in the West Hills, if not the entire city." We want to plan a spectacular event to celebrate, inform and highlight the area.
Can you help plan a great party?!
Land Use representative
Welcome to the home page of the Far SW Neighborhood Association. If you cannot find what you are looking for regarding the Far SW neighborhood, please see the neighborhood contact page and provide feedback. :-)
The pedestrian bridge that spans the creek between SW 54th Place and SW 55th Drive has been slowly deteriorating and recently lost some more of its walk surface making it more dangerous than ever.
In the 1990's the City of Portland undertook a multi-year process, called the SW Community Plan, to update the zoning of SW Portland. Many neighborhoods worked on creating Neighborhood Plans which expressed the zoning and other improvements they wanted to see in their neighborhoods.
There's a lot to see in Bridlemile, trees, creeks, parks, historic buildings, hidden pedestrian only connections, many different architectural styles of homes, great gardens, and more.
have been among the most often asked about and requested improvements in Bridlemile. The major impediment has always been funding. If you're looking for the SW Hamilton Halo LID pilot project page, this is it! And its also about pedestrian improvements that meet ADA standards, and bicycle improvements too.
Transportation & Pedestrian Safety
Pedestrian safety is one of the main priorities of projects past and present.
Swales to trails, side walks, speed bumps and limits, safe routes to school for walking and biking, crosswalks, street Collector Plan, pedestrian safety, bicycling, bus service, traffic lights, stop signs... there's alot essential Transportation elements in Bridlemile that could greatly benefit from some futher improvements.
If you are interested in improving any of Bridlemile's many transportation needs please volunteer to help with projects of interest to you.
Bev Vogt who has done great things for Bridlemile transportation over the years resigned as Committee Chair at the end of 2006, and acting Chair June 2008.. And we are desperately in need of a volunteer to take over that position. Resposiblities of the Transportation Chair include attending Bridlemile NA meetings (2nd Wed of each month), SWNI Transportation Meetings(3rd Wednesday of each month), keeping these Bridlemile Transportation web pages up to date (help and training available from our web Chair), and coordinating other BNA Transportation Committee volunteers. Bev recommends that the new Chair "have more energy and strength, and be more adept and interested in doing all the politics that this position requires. This position requires someone who really burns with interest in and enthusiasm about dealing with all the inner workings of City, Metro, and State transportation politics. It is really an important position to have for the neighborhood association".
B. Enhance the Tree Liaison Program
Develop an enhanced tree liaison program to ensure that citizens understand the
resources in the community that are available to help them plant and maintain tree
cover on their own property and within their neighborhoods.
The tree liaisons can function as mediators and information resources on planting and
maintenance of street trees, tree preservation in areas without sidewalks, and tree
Southwest Tree Committee
Tree Protection and Preservation in Portland
A Call for Reforms
October 25, 2005
The Southwest Tree Committee began meeting in March of 2005 in response to an on-
going and serious loss of trees in southwest (SW) Portland. The core committee members
are Greg Schifsky, Margot Barnett, John Gibbon and Leonard Gard. Appendix 1 lists