Friends Of Wilshire Park

Wilshire Park is one of the few parks in Northeast Portland with play equipment for children under five. However, the toys there are far past their lifespan and need to be replaced. The  Friends of Wilshire Park  , a grassroots neighborhood organization, has partnered with the  Central Northeast Neighbors Coalition  in order to raise money to purchase and install a new car play structure, which was chosen with the permission and guidance of  Portland Parks and Recreation  . Our dream is to have a world-class playground, and this dream starts with the replacement of the car play structure.

For more information on Wilshire park fundraiser or to donate please click here

Rose City Park Playground Project

The Rose City Park playground serves a number of communities, including Rose City Park, Madison South and the Hollywood District. The playground was first designed and constructed in the mid to late 1950's and not a whole lot has changed since those days. The park is in need of some serious upgrades to improve accessibility, safety, and design.  

Rose City Park Plan Map, 1953. Today, the playground and distribution of trees in the park closely resembles this original plan.

Much the the play equipment is dated or seriously dilapidated. This play structure has definitely seen better days!We could use some new picnic tables, too! 

Our vision for revitalizing the playground stems from our desire to build a strong community that works together to make our neighborhoods safe and accessible to everyone. We live in a diverse and growing neighborhood, with lots of families and children who enjoy the park on a daily basis. We want our park to reflect the beauty and inclusiveness of our community.

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For more information on the Rose City Park Playground Project fundraiser or to donate please click here

Portland Veteran's Day Parade

The Annual Portland Veterans Day Parade has been a proud piece of history in our city’s legacy of honoring the brave men and women who have served our country. This year, we celebrate 45 years of this time-honored tradition and invite you to help. The generosity of incredible sponsors and members of our community make this celebration possible every year. Any amount, large or small, is a meaningful and significant contribution to the veterans and organizations who march proudly through the streets.

For companies or individuals who are interested in becoming a sponsor, please see our website at   for more details—we love to spread the word about the generosity of our local businesses! Benefits of sponsorship include the opportunity to be highlighted on our printed material, website, Facebook page, and/or have a booth at the end of the parade route (on a first come first serve basis). If you cannot make a monetary contribution, but still wish to be involved, you may volunteer with one of our support teams by applying on our website before October 15.

For more information on the Veterans day parade fundraiser please click here