The Trust for Public Land is working with Portland Parks and Recreation to focus on densely populated areas that most need new parks—places like the Cully neighborhood, which has the city’s lowest number of parks per capital.
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.