The Portland Parks Foundation is pleased to serve as fiscal sponsor for a community-based effort to reconnect Portland’s iconic Wildwood Trail at its dangerous intersection with Burnside Road. Since completion of the West Burnside Pedestrian Access Study in 1996, the City of Portland has sought grants and other funding for a pedestrian bridge at this site, but public funding has not yet become available. A group of concerned citizens, founded by architect Andrew Wheeler, has formed the Footbridge Over Burnside Committee to fund construction of a safe, elegant, and affordable bridge for the Wildwood Trail. A conceptual design (see renderings and 3-D walk-through below) has been created by artist Ed Carpenter.
The Foundation seeks to raise a minimum of $50,000 to launch a much-needed capital campaign. As with our prior capital projects at Director Park, Holly Farm Park, the Bill Naito Legacy Fountain and others, the Footbridge over Burnside represents a substantial civic need where public funding is not available. Donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
To add your name to the list of citizens seeking a safe crossing for the Wildwood Trail over Burnside, please email the committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please call the Foundation's Executive Director, Nick Hardigg at (503) 445-0994.