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.
This former private golf course was slated for development of 250 homes and apartments, but TPL helped secure the property and generate funds for it purchase for a park.
In 2009, The Trust for Public Land helped the City of Gresham expand the
Nadaka Nature Park, a 10-acre woodland nestled between the Wilkes East
and Rockwood neighborhoods.
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
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.
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.