06/29/18

Essex Park Mural Project

“I’ve stopped going to Essex Park.”

Have you ever heard this disheartening statement about Foster-Powell’s largest park? The park, located at SE 76th & Center Street, draws in a lot of children with its playground, splash pad, basketball and tennis courts, baseball field, and free lunch in the summer for all kids. But, in the past couple of years, Essex Park has seen an increase of crime and public safety hazards. Drug needles and garbage are often found. Gun violence has occurred twice. Now, after hearing this statement too many times, one resident has been working hard to make positive change.

A mural is coming to Essex Park this fall! The project is a collaboration between Foster-Powell Neighborhood Association, Marysville School, and artists Rather Severe. The artwork will be bright, bold, and colorful, inviting attention and positive activity into Essex Park.

The project is 100% grassroots and entirely funded by the community. The mural could possibly cover all four sides of the restroom building. We are raising money to make this happen! For more information about the project or to make a donation, click here.

Thank you to Local Realtor John McKay for his $500 match!
Thank you to Nurture Realty for matching up to $1,000 of what the community donates during the month of July!

06/9/18

Foster Shelter Project Design and Construction Plan going to Multnomah County Board of Commissioners on Thursday 14-June

The following letter was sent by Commissioner Vega Pederson to Foster Shelter Project Steering Committee:

I wanted to make sure you were informed that the Foster Shelter Project Design and Construction Plan (known as the FAC-1) will be brought for discussion and approval by the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners on Thursday, June 14, at approximately 11:25 am. The Multnomah County Facilities and Property Management team will present information on the building selection, design plan, and construction costs. Board approval is a normal, required step for County projects at significant milestones, in this case the milestone of finalizing the design stage and moving into bid and construction work. More information can be found at the Multnomah County Board meeting page.
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