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Metro regional parks and Oregon Zoo offer free admission for military personnel on Veterans Day

Metro will acknowledge Veterans Day by offering free admission to Metro regional parks and the Oregon Zoo for military veterans and active military personnel, as well as family members who accompany them. Families of deployed military personnel also will be given free admission.

M. James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp revitalization complete

PaversMetro has completed construction of the additional single car parking area at the M. James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp.

Friends of Gateway Green want to hear from you on next round of park design

Gateway GreenI wanted to let you know of a grassroots effort currently underway to build Gateway Green, a community park in East Portland. The Friends of Gateway Green would like to hear from you about your ideas for this park, which may include off-road biking and many other recreational opportunities for a community that is in need of parks and open space!

M. James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp scheduled to reopen July 4

GleasonThe construction of stormwater improvements, new restrooms and newly-paved parking lot is now complete at Metro’s M. James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp. The main parking lot and ramp are scheduled to re-open July 4. Ongoing construction on the new additional parking area will be completed in the near future.

Natural areas levy produces jobs in restoration, stewardship

Following the region's passage of the parks and natural areas management levy in May, Metro is hiring for a variety of positions to accomplish the levy's goals, which include park improvements, habitat restoration, and more.

A personal message from Councilor Chase: St. Johns Landfill

SamI recently toured the site of the former St. Johns Landfill with members of Metro’s North Portland Enhancement Committee. With your support and the support of the St. John’s community, I believe we can complete the transformation of this once burdensome landfill into a celebrated resource for wildlife that will be accessible to everyone in the region –  especially the traditionally underserved communities in North Portland.

Trails fair will share the latest news about projects throughout the region

Tonquin TrailIf you want to hear the latest about trail projects taking shape across the region, attend the Regional Trails Fair, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Metro Regional Center, 600 NE Grand Avenue in Portland.

Construction continues at Metro's M. James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp

GleasonThe construction of stormwater improvements, new restrooms and newly-paved parking lot is continuing at Metro’s M. James Gleason Memorial Boat Ramp, which is on schedule to re-open in June.