Tanner Springs Park Designed for Contemplation
August 08, 2005
Over the weekend, Portlanders got to take their first walks through the newest park in the city's Pearl District. Tanner Springs Park is part wetland, part outdoor art installation.
The park's designer and city organizers hope Tanner Springs will help to redefine the idea of an "urban" park.
On the surface, there's nothing radical about the basic ideas behind Tanner Springs Park.
City planners wanted it to be a place for contemplation and a place where people could appreciate the natural beauty of the area. But unlike some other parks, there are no basketball hoops, no swing-sets, or even an open field to toss a Frisbee.
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