Gateway Green Blog


The Gathering at Gateway Green, Featuring the Dirt Lab!

Save the date: June 24, 2017 
Friends of Gateway Green will be hosting an inaugural event for the Dirt Lab portion of the park early this summer. Stay tuned for more details, including volunteer opportunities!

Big Dig @ Gateway Green

Join us on February 11th for the Big Dig @ Dirt Lab! The Northwest Trail Alliance will be hosting the work party in collaboration with the Friends of Gateway Green - come out to help us beautify our community supported park, pull ivy and dig new trail. You’ll have a chance to see the great work that’s already been done on the site and help us plan for the future! February 11, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm Gateway Green Park Please RSVP on the NWTA event page and visit our Park Access page…

PP&R Announces $2 Million in Funding for Gateway Green Development

The Friends of Gateway Green is pleased to share the news that Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz and Director Mike Abbaté have announced $2 Million in System Development Charges (SDCs) funding to help move the Gateway Green project forward. Read the official Press Release from Portland Parks & Recreation below. The original version of this Press Release was posted at December 19, 2016 For Immediate Release …

Gateway Green Build Journal: Week 7 Update

The original post of this article is on All words and photos by Jason Van Horn. Master builder Jason Wells at work, constructing single track. We’re seven weeks into the the Dirt Lab build at Portland, Oregon’s Gateway Green. While it’s been a bit wet, construction continues with progress on track for spring when volunteers will be gathering to dial in both single track and dirt jump lines. Dirt jumps have been formed as well as a single track loop,…

Gateway Green Build Journal: Week Two

The original post of this article is on All words and photos by Jason Van Horn. The entrance to the wooded section of single track at Gateway Green as of this Sunday. The fellas have been hard at work at Gateway Green, charging through and cutting trail. Not only have they broken through the initial section in the trees, but this week the first call for volunteers went out. Gateway Green, at the start of week two. A few hardy volunteers stepped up, helping on site Thursday, Friday…

Gateway Green Build Journal, Week One

The original post of this article is on All words and photos by Jason Van Horn.  Although it’s currently just scratched into the ground, this is a beautiful sight. Yesterday marked a milestone marker in the saga of Gateway Green, as the first hints of single track trail have been etched into earth. Trail construction at Gateway Green has officially started as of Monday, October 18th. While I’ve constructed more than my share of trail, this patch of ground feels…

Saturday, October 29 - No Ivy Day at Gateway Green

Join Friends of Gateway Green and other volunteers for a morning of ivy pulling! A site owned by Portland Parks & Recreation, Gateway Green (when built) will provide bike trails, habitat enhancement, family activities and environmental education. Help us control invasive species, as we prepare for construction of this new park during the 2016 No Ivy Day. For more information, contact Tools, gloves, snacks and water provided. Dress for the weather. You are encouraged…

Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches & Exceeds Goal

Many thanks to the 578 Gateway Green supporters who were very generous during the recent crowdfunding campaign, contributing $101,800 toward the construction of the new park.

Thanks to all of you, construction will start on the off-road bicycle features of the park—very soon.