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Oregon Considered

Tanner Springs Park Designed for Contemplation

August 08, 2005

0808_tanner4.jpgOver 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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How would I get a copy of the essay "Go to the Funeral" aired 8/8/05

Posted by: Steve at August 8, 2005 07:29 PM

"Always Go to the Funeral" was a This I Believe essay that All Things Considered aired Monday. A transcript of the essay is available on the NPR site (direct link is -

There is also information there about how you can contact the producers of This I Believe if you want to purchase an audio copy of the program.

Michael Clapp
Web Editor
Oregon Public Broadcasting

Posted by: Michael Clapp at August 9, 2005 09:05 AM

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