Event Activities

Re-imagine our public spaces! In 2020, Porter Park will anchor a mile of city streets that are open for people to walk, bike and play. You’ll find giant games, foursquare in the street, bicycle-powered rides, fitness classes, skateboarding, local food and drink, street installations, dance, music and more. Porter Park is bordered by Garfield Avenue to the north and the 17th street cul-de-sac to the south.


Neighborhood Participation

Host an Activity


Sponsor Open Streets

Sponsor or Host an Activity

Sponsorship Packet


Show your support for community livability by being an event sponsor! Choose your level of support, starting at $150.

Thank you for championing our streets as places to walk, bike, and play!


Neighbors on the event route are invited to set up mini-events in their front yards. What ideas will you bring? Here are some of ours:

  • Ping-pong table
  • Charades- circle of chairs, box of ideas in the middle
  • Rock painting station
  • Recipe giveaway
  • Wet sponge bullseye
  • A front yard salon! Braid hair, let people give themselves pedicures, soak their feet
  • Aromatherapy tent
  • Giant bubbles
  • Bike-wash station
  • Sprinkler obstacle course with pool noodles
  • Fortune teller
  • Selfie booth with props/costumes
  • Dog washing station and/or water bowls + waste bags
  • Set up a lounge – chairs, hammocks, rugs, ambiance
  • Music (Bagpipers, we’re looking at you.)
  • Creative shade spaces

Build community through shared physical activity and fun!

Corvallis’ first Crosswalk Musical – songs from Grease.
The Flanger is people-powered, vertical-axis, rotating carnival ride. Power is transmitted from one of the bikes to the center drive mechanism by a hydraulic pump-motor circuit. The Flanger was built by Trevor Heald of Marys River Metal Work.

Need ideas? We’re full of them. Contact us.

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