The Biggest Volunteer Event in Portland Parks History
What is "Parke Diem"?
Answer: a fun, two-day celebration of parks, volunteering, and the need to support Portland's park legacy.
"Parke Diem" is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit-powered initiative for park-loving people and organizations to unite, achieve, and raise awareness of our park systems' needs.
What is a Parke Diem project?
Answer: any work activity involving 5+ volunteers in a park, garden or natural area within the city limits of Portland.
October 2013: With over 70 projects and sites across Portland, our goal was to enlist 1,000 volunteers and create a new, highly visible tradition for the role citizens play in safeguarding and advocating for their park system. Parke Diem projects for this inaugural season were devised by sponsoring park-affiliated groups as well as our lead partner, Portland Parks & Recreation. Projects were hosted in different parks, gardens, and natural areas across the city. Work included various activities--anything from removing invasive species to repairing athletic fields. We will be sharing a report on all the work that was accomplished very soon!