News Release: Celebrate community and open streets at Northeast Cully Sunday Parkways on June 16!

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Treat your loved ones this Father's Day with fun, family-friendly activities and the opportunity to explore the beautiful Northeast Cully neighborhood on 6.2 miles of car-free streets!
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Image on left: A man poses with a blue bike; Image on right: A group of women roller-skate while one female also pushes a stroller; Text in front of a purple background: Northeast Cully, Sunday, June 16, 2024; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Join your neighbors and celebrate the magic of open streets!

(June 11, 2024) Get ready for an exciting day celebrating open streets and community at theNortheast Cully Sunday Parkways event presented by Kaiser Permanente on June 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.! Treat your loved ones this Father's Day with fun, family-friendly activities and the opportunity to explore the beautiful Northeast Cully neighborhood on 6.2 miles of car-free streets!

Sunday Parkways is a beloved community event that promotes open streets, active living, and community engagement by closing streets to motor vehicles and opening them to people for walking, biking, rolling, and playing.

Keep up to date on the event details by texting "Cully" to 888-520-0526.

DJ Prashant leads a Bollywood dance with a group of participants during the 2023 Northeast Cully Sunday Parkways event.
DJ Prashant leads a Bollywood dance with a group of participants during the 2023 Northeast Cully Sunday Parkways event.

Exclusively at NE Cully Sunday Parkways: Bill Walton Memorial Ride

Bill Walton stands with a microphone in his hand while wearing a Trailblazers bike jersey in front of a tie dye backdrop at the 2019 Green Loop Sunday Parkways
Bill Walton smiles at the crowd in his Portland Trailblazers bike jersey at the 2019 Green Loop Sunday Parkways.

A Bill Walton Memorial Ride will be held at the NE Cully Sunday Parkways to commemorate the Portland legend who loved Rip City and bicycling. Participants are welcome to join the ride at 2:00 p.m. The ride meetup location will be in the grass area along NE Mason Street & NE 72nd Avenue. Make sure to wear your tie-dye, headbands, Portland Trailblazers gear, and some 70’s-style hot pants in his honor as you cruise the 6.2-mile route in the spirit of ‘77!

Traveling to and around Northeast Cully Sunday Parkways

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.

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 greenwaysand 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.

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.

Heading to Sunday Parkways from outside the neighborhood? The following transit routes will bring you to the Northeast Cully Portland Sunday Parkways route:  

Need a bike? Free, unlimited 60-minute rides on BIKETOWN are available the day of the event. Rides must start or end on the Sunday Parkways route and end within the service area to be eligible. Please remember to lock the bike before the 60 minutes run out. You can then start another free trip up to 60 minutes.

Traveling by car? During the Northeast Cully Sunday Parkways event, streets along the route will be closed to motorized traffic from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with limited access for people living on the route. 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 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).

You can access the event route from your phone by bookmarking the interactive Google Map link. You can turn different layers of information on and off by clicking on the legend. View and save the map at bit.ly/cullymap24.

Join us for a day of fun and community spirit at the Northeast Cully Sunday Parkways event! Invite your loved ones and friends to join your Sunday squad and make this Father’s Day one to remember. For full information and to view the route map, visit www.portlandsundayparkways.org.

Fun for all at Northeast Cully Sunday Parkways

Left image: A woman wearing a black bike helmet rides a recumbent bike adorned with yellow and purple flags with a dog safely secured in a side saddle. Right image: A woman wearing a red bike helmet poses for a photo with her teal bike while holding onto a Sunday Parkways event map.
Left image: A woman wearing a black bike helmet rides a recumbent bike adorned with yellow and purple flags with a dog safely secured in a side saddle. Right image: A woman wearing a red bike helmet poses for a photo with her teal bike while holding onto a Sunday Parkways event map.

About Portland Sunday Parkways

Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente is a Portland Bureau of Transportation program. Portland Sunday Parkways promotes healthy living, environmental awareness, and community engagement through a series of free open street events where Portlanders can explore active transportation by walking, biking, or rolling. For more information, visit www.portland.gov/sunday-parkways or call 311 / 503-823-4000.

Stay up to date on exciting updates and announcements! Follow us on Facebook at PortlandSundayParkways and on Instagram at PortlandSundayParkways.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and nonprofit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.5 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health. For more information, go to about.kp.org.

Contact the Portland Sunday Parkways Team

Email: PortlandSundayParkways@portlandoregon.gov

Call: 311 or 503-823-4000

Web: www.portland.gov/sunday-parkways