Contact: Shawn Uhlman, PDC, 503-823-7994

November 08, 2013

PDC, PP&R and Portland Parks Foundation

WHO: Members of the community will join City Commissioners Amanda Fritz and Nick Fish, Portland Development Commission (PDC) Executive Director Patrick Quinton, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Chief Dr. Lori Morgan, community leader Donny Adair, representatives from Portland Parks Foundation, PDC and Portland Parks & Recreation staff to celebrate the start of construction of the Dawson Park Improvement Project

DATE: Thursday, November 14, 2013

TIME: 11:00 a.m.

PLACE: Dawson Park Gazebo, North Williams & Vancouver

Dawson Park has served as an integral social, political and economic center for many communities – most notably, Portland’s African-American community. The groundbreaking on November 14 kicks off construction to restore the park as a key community gathering space while honoring its rich African-American history. The $2.6 million renovation project will make the park more welcoming and attractive, with an improved playground, interactive water play feature, barbeques, picnic tables and benches, and better lighting and accessibility.

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