The largest citywide volunteer event for Portland Parks is coming this month. Fifty-eight park projects are scheduled to be completed in two days during the Portland Parks & Recreation Parke Diem event Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14 and 15. PP&R partners with the Portland Parks Foundation, corporate sponsors and volunteers. According to Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz, “PP&R’s community gardens staff say that the volunteers at Parke Diem accomplish at least four months of work in just two days.”
Projects in Mid-county include:
• Earl Boyles Community Garden, Southeast 110th Avenue and Francis Street, Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. until noon.
• East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave., Friday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. until noon.
• Helensview Community Garden, 8678 N.E. Sumner St., Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
• Rocky Butte—Joseph Wood Hill Park, Northeast Rocky Butte Road near 92nd Avenue, Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
• Senn’s Community Garden, Northeast 112th Avenue and Prescott Street, Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. until noon.
• Wilkes Park, 3655 N.E. 154th Ave., Friday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. until noon.
Visit the Portland Parks Foundation’s Parke Diem website at parkediem.org to learn details of these and other available projects and to sign up to volunteer. In all cases, dress for the weather and wear sturdy closed-toed shoes. And bring a full water bottle.