Portland Memory Garden work party tomorrow

by on Oct 14, 2011 | 0 comments

Tomorrow morning, in the Southeast corner of Ed Benedict Park, help prepare the Portland Memory Garden for another season of meaningful outdoor experience for individuals and caregivers coping with memory loss disorders, and make your own memories, too. This is a great family friendly project. Garden tasks include weeding, grooming, sweeping and general cleanup. Most tools provided. Optional: bring your own pruners or other sharps. Rain or shine, please dress for the weather. Light refreshments will be served. Portland Memory Garden, started in 2001, is a free, secure community resource for respite, recreation and inspiration, maintained predominately with assistance from about 30 volunteers. The Portland Memory Garden is one of only two public gardens in the U.S. designed specifically for people with memory-affecting diseases and for their loved ones. Ed Benedict Park is at Southeast 104th Avenue and Powell Boulevard. The work party is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration is required. Contact Melia Tichenor at...
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Inaugural Skate Jam at Ed Benedict Skate Plaza opening

by on May 27, 2009 | 0 comments

A special celebration marks the official opening of Portland’s  first skate plaza at Ed Benedict Park Saturday, May 30. Following the celebration the inaugural ALL-City Skate Series Invitational begins. Enjoy skateboarding tricks, a Disc Jockey, music, food, drinks, prizes and giveaways — all in honor of Portland Parks & Recreation skateboarding youth! This competition is open to all youth enrolled in any PP&R skateboarding program or class. The competition has two separate age brackets: 12-and-under (K-8) and 18-and-under (grades 9-12). The opening celebration, featuring City Commissioners Nick Fish and Dan Saltzman, starts at 1 p.m.; the Adidas/Tribute Demo starts at 1:30 p.m. The PP&R Skate Jam kicks off at 2:30 p.m., participants need to check-in by 2 p.m. Spectators are welcome and participation is encouraged! Ed Benedict Park is located in outer east Portland at Southeast 102nd Avenue and Powell Blvd. TriMet: Powell #9 to SE 99th Avenue and Powell Boulevard bus stop. Once registered for a PP&R Skate Program, you can compete. Confirm your registration at the East Portland Community Center or Parkrose SUN Community...
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