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New Director Park art exhibit illuminates efforts to support local artists and activate downtown plaza

The Director Park kiosk art exhibit is now on display through April 29, 2022. It features local artist Mike Bennett’s “A to Zoo” and "A, B, Sea" exhibits, surrounded in a weather-changing lighting environment.

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PP&R removes two potentially hazardous trees from North Park Blocks

The bureau will remove two maple trees from the North Park Blocks to protect public safety. Citywide park and natural area tree maintenance work will increase in coming year thanks to Parks Local Option Levy, with thanks to Portland voters.

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Barbara Walker Crossing over Burnside, adjacent trails reopened

Barbara Walker Crossing and the adjacent portions of PP&R’s Wildwood Trail closed in January 2021 to address fallen trees that required removal, plus structural evaluation of the bridge and repairs. Barbara Walker Crossing and adjacent trails were reopened on April 30, 2021. 

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Traffic Advisory: West Burnside to close for Barbara Walker Crossing bridge repair April 9 - April 11, 2021

West Burnside to close April 9 - April 11, 2021, so PP&R can continue repairs to Barbara Walker Crossing over the busy thoroughfare.

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