WHAT: Meet Mayor Ted Wheeler for the "First Splash" at Portland's new official public beach, Poet’s Beach -- nicknamed after the student poetry published in Honoring Our Rivers that's now engraved in stones along the pathway! You'll also find Chinook words with translations that were provided by the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Rone.
WHEN: Come meet us Thursday, July 13, 2017, beginning at 10:10 a.m. for a blast and a splash! Bring your life jacket, inner tube, or other floatie.
WHERE: Poet’s Beach is located in South Waterfront Park on the west side of the Willamette River, just north of the I-5 Marquam Bridge.
- Walk, roll, or bicycle along the South Waterfront Park Trail (you can get to it from Salmon Street).
- Use public transit
- Nearest Portland Streetcar stop is at SW River Parkway and Moody Avenue
- Nearest TriMet bus stops are lines 35 and 36
- Arrive by car
- Nearest road intersection is SW River Parkway and Moody Avenue
- Paid vehicle parking is available in the area
Please see http://bit.ly/2sqNr7Z for a map (with walking dotted line from the Salmon Springs Fountain in Waterfront Park).
Here's a link to the event on Facebook.
This event is hosted by the Human Access Project, a nonprofit working to transform Portland's relationship with the Willamette River. It's the same org also puts on the Big Float event each year, which is this Saturday by the way! We're proud to partner with the Human Access Project and for student poetry about rivers to be commemorated in this great way!