Host an activity

Re-imagine our public spaces! Green spaces, shade spaces, and pedestrian improvements increase neighborhood livability and inspire us to get outside and be active. Chalk out a foursquare court, set up a ping-pong table, create a shady oasis, bust out some hula hoops, build a human-sized foosball court, organize a game of giant Scrabble – the possibilities are endless! You can have an active role in creating safe streets where people want to walk, bike and play.

Activities in Garfield Park and Franklin Square are hosted by business and/or community group sponsors at the Fun Level or higher. People who live along the event route may host an activity for free. Activities in smaller spaces along the street are also open to community groups and businesses for a small fee. Sign up below – we need you to register so we can keep track of who will be there!

Be creative!

Healthy Street Demonstration

A Healthy Street aims to enhance community livability by blending elements of a safe, multi-modal transportation route with environmentally friendly street treatments, such as bioswales. 11th Street was chosen as a demonstration site because of its residential character, use as a link between three public schools and Oregon State University, and its proximity to Dixon Creek. Experience a Healthy Street on 11th street between Buchanan and Fillmore!