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The Fields Park – Obsessed!!

Posted on 02/19/2013

by Bettie DeWitt

OK we are a little obsessed with the Fields Park transformation. Each day it’s a little more finished, a little more polished, a little more planted. Soon spring will be bustin’ out all over – new leaves on the trees, flowers in bloom, short sleeves. Until then, there are rocky paths, shiny slides, ropy bridges. And geese.

Photo: Elliott Schofield
Photo: Elliott Schofield
Photo: Elliott Schofield
Photo: Elliott Schofield

Opening is still slated for March 15th. We’ll notify you in advance as to the timing of the ceremony! You lucky residents of┬áthe Encore, Pinnacle, Bridgeport and the Metropolitan, of course, will have front row seats!!

We are all very excited to watch the continuing growth of our little magical corner of the Pearl!!

The Fields – Almost Open for Business!

Posted on 02/6/2013

by Bettie DeWitt

Photo: Elliott Schofield
Photo: Elliott Schofield

A beautiful sight, yes? The scheduled opening for The Fields Park is now March 15th when the folks at Portland Parks & Recreation feel everything will be finished. They were going to have a partial opening in January but decided to wait. Sound idea, we think. After all, who would want to enjoy the new space and NOT be able to use the dog park at the north end? Nobody, that’s who!

Those of you with kids – I bet they can’t wait to get to enjoy that fantastic children’s area! The rope bridge, the climbing structure, all those soft spongy tiles used for the base.

And the boardwalk! What a great design decision. Maybe it will inspire the city to put a crosswalk across NW Overton where it will join the continuation of the boardwalk along 10th between NW Northrup and Overton.

But who’s mentioning building on Block 15?