Have a picnic in Peninsula Park from 4:30-6 p.m. Sept. 24 and celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Portland Parks Foundation, which helps support parks with funding, leadership and partnership for good stewardship of the green spaces.
The park, with a formal rose garden and old-fashioned bandstand, is along North Ainsworth Street between Albina and Kerby avenues. The picnic will be complimentary, or bring your own and dine to live music. Kid-friendly activities will include arts and crafts and a soccer clinic run by former Timbers midfielder Jack Jewsbury.
The foundation also will recognize an individual who has provided outstanding volunteer service to a park, community center, natural area or community garden. Portlanders may nominate candidates for the honor by Sept. 11. Information about the nomination process is available with Kamla Hurst, gro.f1519198867pdnal1519198867trop@1519198867tsruh1519198867k1519198867 or 1500 S.W. First Ave., Suite 760, Portland, OR 97201
The foundation is assisting in raising funds for two new projects. One is the 25-acre Cully Park, planned to transform a landfill in the park-deficient Northeast neighborhood.
Verde, a nonprofit community organization, and partners have raised more than $10 million for the park, which residents have helped plan and develop. A final $380,000 is being raised by crowdfunding: www.generosity.com.
The foundation also has raised more than $2.3 million toward a $2.5 million goal for the Footbridge over Burnside. The span will make the Wildwood Trail safer for hikers. A crowdfunding campaign is being planned, according to the foundation.