Intl. Park(ing Day) 2009 – Forest Park in the City?

KEEN created Forest Park in downtown Portland, Oregon to raise awareness about the current threat of invasive species and the 20-year vision of Forest Park Conservancy to restore Forest Park.

Short video showing how Forest Park was created. . .

Originally created by Rebar, San Francisco art and design collective, PARK(ing) Day is an annual, one-day, global event where artists, activists, and citizens independently but simultaneously temporarily transform metered parking spots into PARK(ing) spaces: temporary public parks.

People enjoying Forest Park (3)

Metro Portland President David Bragdon takes a walk through the site with Forest Park Conservancy staff and volunteers.

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Julio stopped by for a visit!   Julio was found as a nestling after the tree containing his nest was cut down. Julio was raised by humans and never learned how to be an owl. By the time he was brought to the Portland Audubon’s Wildlife Care Center in the spring of 2005, he was 5 years old and it was too late to reverse the imprinting that had occurred.  Audubon Society of Portland promotes the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats.
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A group of students from a local elementary school take a "hike" in Forest Park and learn about the Conservancy and its 20-year vision for a healthy Forest Park.

Our site was part of a metropolitan effort for the launch of The Intertwine, an initiative to create the world’s greatest systems of parks, trails, and natural areas in the Portland area.

What is the Intertwine?