The Parks & Rec department maintains a vast array of parks, facilities and programs. From Forest Park, the nation’s largest natural area in city limits, to the much celebrated Rose Garden, to tiny neighborhood play ares, like Piccolo Park in southeast Portland. But it’s not all roses for the department either. Mike Abbaté acknowledges there’s a lot of work to be done in places like the Cully neighborhood. Residents there have long been frustated by their lack of neighborhood parks.
What’s your favorite park whereever you live? What do you do there? Are there things you wish your neighborhood park had that it doesn’t? Does your neighborhood have a park? What else would you like to see Portland Parks & Recreation do? What, if anything, do you particularly appreciate?
- Mike Abbaté: Director of Portland Parks & Recreation
- Tony DeFalco: Coordinator of Let Us Build Cully Park!