Portlanders have only limited access to one of the city’s newest parks. Ross Island, a gravel mining area, now doubles as a natural wildlife natural area. If ideas from the early 1900s had come to pass, Ross Island might have had manicured croquet courts, a ball field, livestock pavilion, yacht harbor or football stadium. We examine the history and future of the island in the center of the city.
Producer: Vince Patton
Videographers: Nick Fisher, Michael Bendixen, Todd Sonflieth, Greg Bond
Editor: Nick Fisher
Audio: William Ward
Additional Photos and Video: Oregon Historical Society, City of Portland Archives, Portland Parks & Recreation, Tom Robinson, Bill Hawkins, John Rosman
Slideshow: Ross Island History