Northeast Cully Sunday Parkways - June 16, 2024

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A group of cyclists enjoying themselves on the NE Cully 2023 Sunday Parkways event.
Celebrate Father’s Day and open streets during the Northeast Cully Portland Sunday Parkways event presented by Kaiser Permanente on June 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.! On this page, you'll find information about the event route, what to expect at the event, street closure information, and more
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Last updated 3/13/2024

Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente will return to the Northeast Cully Portland route on June 16, 2024. This Father's Day, treat your dad to a day filled with fun, family-friendly activities, and the opportunity to explore the beautiful Northeast Cully neighborhood! 

Participants are welcome to join the Northeast Cully Portland route at any point and head in any direction. This event route is designed to highlight the network of neighborhood greenways and other infrastructure, parks, and community resources. There will be areas along the route and at the featured parks where circulation slows for vendor marketplaces, community booths, free family-friendly activities, and live entertainment. 

Feeling the FOMO? Keep up to date by texting "Cully" to 888-520-0526 for the latest event updates and thrilling details on entertainment and activities. Standard text message rates may apply. Opt out anytime by texting "STOP".  

Volunteer at the Cully event 

Volunteering is a great way to participate in the event while supporting the community and Portland Sunday Parkways! Each shift lasts 3.5 hours, so you'll have plenty of time after your shift to enjoy the celebration, plus you'll receive a free commemorative t-shirt!  

Sign-up here!

Northeast Cully route

Map of the Sunday Parkways event in Northeast Cully on June 16, 2024 noting the borders and four city parks along the route, and where car traffic can cross. The 6.2-mile route features Fernhill Park and Khunamokwst Park on the western loop and Wellington Park and Roseway Park on the eastern loop. Details of these borders and car crossings are in the body text below this image.

The Northeast Cully 6.2-mile looped route rises significantly as one travels from north to south stopping along the way at Fernhill Park, Kʰunamokwst Park, Wellington Park, and Roseway Parkway. Start anywhere on the route and bike, walk, or roll as you explore the four featured parks. Each park will feature unique entertainment, community booths, and vendors, so make sure you take the time to visit each one between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.! 

The western loop is bordered by NE 37th Avenue to the west, Holman (between 37th and 41st avenues) and Simpson streets (41st avenue to 55th) to the north, 54th and 55th avenues to the east and Alberta Court to the south, with small jogs along Killingsworth, Emerson, and Albert streets to connect around Khunamokwst Park and between 54th and 55th avenues.

The eastern loop is bordered by NE 54th and 55th avenues to the west (with a small jog on Prescott Street connecting them), Alberta Street to the north, 72nd Avenue to the east (including Roseway Parkway), and Mason Street to the south including along Wellington Park.

The map indicates where car traffic will be allowed to cross the route from NE Killingsworth Street (at 37th, 54th, and 55th avenues), from NE 42 Avenue (at Simpson Street and Alberta Court), from Prescott Street (at 54th, 55th, and 72nd avenues), and from Cully Boulevard (at Alberta and Mason streets).

Mobile route map

Access the event route from your phone by bookmarking the Google Map link below. You can turn different layers of information on and off by clicking on the legend.  

Mobile Map

Prepare for street closures

During Portland Sunday Parkways events, streets along the route will be closed to motorized traffic for the day with limited access for people living on the route. There are designated crossing points for motorized traffic, but it is best to avoid driving in the area during the event as you will experience long delays. The event route’s intersections will have temporary barricades set up with volunteers available to help people get where they need to go.  

The Northeast Cully Portland Sunday Parkways route features designated crossings for motorized vehicles to access during the event. The above map indicates where car traffic will be allowed to cross the route from NE Killingsworth Street (at 37th, 54th, and 55th avenues), from NE 42 Avenue (at Simpson Street and Alberta Court), from Prescott Street (at 54th, 55th, and 72nd avenues), and from Cully Boulevard (at Alberta and Mason streets).

Event program & features

At each park:

  • Free Entertainment & Activities - Whether you're new to biking or just love soaking up the sun outdoors, each park hosts a variety of free family-friendly activities and live entertainment.  
  • Vendor Marketplace – Each park includes a vendor marketplace featuring local businesses, food vendors, sponsors, and community organizations. Help us keep everyone safe by walking through the vendor marketplace as it can get congested.  
  • Quick Fix Bike Repair – A local bike shop provides free basic bike repair services during the event. 
  • Information Booth - Stop by for an event brochure, first aid services, water station, or lost and found. You can also receive a vintage Sunday Parkways shirt by donating to this program ($5 minimum). 
  • Seating Area – Kick back and relax or enjoy some food at the seating area which provides tables and chairs.  
  • Bike Parking – Bike racks are available at each featured park.  
  • ADA Park Entrances - Either permanent or temporary, ADA ramp entrances are available at each featured park. 
  • Restrooms – Portable restrooms, including ADA units, are available at each featured park. 

Visit Kaiser Permanente booths at each park

Three individuals interacting with Kaiser Permanente staff at their MOVE BOOTH during the Sunday Parkways event.
  • Stop by any of the Kaiser Permanente booths located at the four featured parks to pick up a special event map. 
  • Travel to each Kaiser Permanente booth located in each park to participate in the activity and receive a sticker for your special event map. 
  • Bring your completed special event map to any Kaiser Permanente booth to receive a prize!

Learn more information by visiting Kaiser Permanente's website.  

Getting to the event

Two people riding on orange BIKETOWN bikes, a center image of a TriMet bus on the road, and an image of an individual riding on a Lime scooter with a helmet.

Whether you choose to bike, walk, roll, or take public transportation, getting to the event is part of the fun! Let the excitement build with each step or pedal stroke getting you closer to the Sunday Parkways event. Below are some resources to help plan your trip.  

By bike

As you plan your route to the event, take a look at the Citywide Bike Map created by Portland by Cycle.  It will show you the most ideal streets for biking like neighborhood greenways and quieter streets.  

By scooter

Portland has shared scooter programs that you can access from your phone and pay by the minute to use.  

By transit

The following bus routes will bring you right to the NE Cully Sunday Parkways route. 

Features along the route 

Parks 

A sign reading "Fernhill" at the entrance way to a semi-wooded park trail

Portland Parks and Recreation believes that sustaining a healthy park and recreation system makes Portland a great place to live, work and play. Sunday Parkways is an excellent way to get to know our Portland city parks. Whether you are coming in from another corner of town, or simply enjoying the care-free and car-free atmosphere of Sunday Parkways in your neighborhood, you're sure to find something new.

The Northeast Cully route will pass through the following parks. Click on the specific park's link for all necessary information about facilities, accessibility, picnic permits and more. Be advised that most of the parking lots will be used for Sunday Parkways events and will not be available for parking. 

New and improved roadways and sidewalks

As you're riding along the Northeast Cully route, keep your eyes out for recently completed projects from The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to make streets safer and more welcoming to bikes, pedestrians and all non-motorized traffic. 

  • NE Simpson Neighborhood Greenway (2020) -  The northernmost section of the Sunday Parkways event shows off the NE Simpson Neighborhood Greenway, which was completed in 2018. For safety, the project added stop signs where previously there was no stop sign for any direction. At intersections, the city installed no parking signs near intersections to improve visibility for greenway users and drivers. Sunday Parkways attendees will get to see the new crossing at NE 42nd Ave that makes it safer and easier to cross the busy street. Lastly, the greenway includes additional speedbumps to help keep speeds low and comfortable for all users.
  • New sidewalks on Killingsworth & Prescott (2020) - On the north/south portion of the route look for new sidewalks that were added on NE Killingsworth and NE Prescott streets! These sidewalks offer new, safe options for residents of the Cully neighborhood. The project also includes corner ramps that are ADA accessible and helpful for people with strollers or other accessories.
  • Newly paved roads on NE 55th/57th & Killingsworth (2021) -  As recently as 2021, streets in the area around NE 55th – 57th & Killingsworth were gravel. Today, they are freshly paved and accessible for people using any mobility mode.
  • NE 60th Ave Alternative Walkway (2021) - On NE 60th Ave, PBOT added a curb-protected walkway and speedbumps to slow traffic offering safe travel options for people outside of cars.