The successful conclusion of the Summer Creek project in 2010 is a testament to The Trust for Public Land's tenacity and commitment, both in fund-raising and sensitive negotiations.
In 2007, 27 acres on Clatsop Butte in Southeast Portland were slated for a housing subdivision, but when the housing market took a downturn in early 2010, TPL had a chance to purchase and protect the property as city parkland.
In 2008, TPL helped to found The Intertwine Alliance, a broad coalition
of independent organizations working to preserve land, water and habitat
in the Portland/Vancouver Metropolitan Region and to create
opportunities for residents to connect with nature.
The City of Beaverton, Metro, THPRD and TPL all worked to fund the purchase of the Murray Ridge property, which was transferred into the city's ownership in January 2010.
In 2000, Portland Parks & Recreation asked TPL to help acquire Holly Farm, a 1.7-acre property, named for the holly trees that grow there.
In September 2010, The Trust for Public Land transferred ownership of Chehalem Ridge to Metro. The property is now being restored as the new Chehalem Ridge Natural Area.
Waterleaf, a 26.85-acre parcel of forest and meadow on a butte top in Southeast Portland, is an early example of the Intertwine Alliance's efforts to build the world's best park system for the people of the Metro region
In September 2010, The Trust for Public Land transferred ownership of Chehalem Ridge to Metro. he property is being restored as the new Chehalem Ridge Natural Area:
Cherry Park, a beautiful and popular local park in a densely populated, park-poor suburb of the City of Portland was until only a few years ago, an old quarry site.