Balfour Park fundraising set for June

The Balfour Street Park Fundraising Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, June 11th from 10am – 3pm at the future Balfour Street Park location (3103 S.E. Balfour St. in Milwaukie).

If you have plants you would like to donate for the sale or would like to volunteer to help out, please contact Lisa Gunion-Rinker at 503-659-7807.

A great turnout for the first ‘Walk Milwaukie’ tour

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, about 50 residents from Ardenwald-Johnson Creek and other neighborhoods took to the streets and sidewalk for the inaugural Walk Milwaukie neighborhood tour.

The group met at the Ardenwald Park at the north end of Ardenwald around 1 p.m. and set out for a 2.7-mile walking tour of the neighborhood led by Paul Klein, a Lewelling neighborhood resident and an architect who has been studying the history and historical photographs of Milwaukie’s neighborhoods.

Klein led the group south along S.E. 42nd Ave., to Harvey St., to the south end of Providence Milwaukie Hospital along King and Llewellyn, and returning north along S.E. 32nd Ave.

At S.E. Balfour St., a few walkers from the group separated and trekked past the proposed Balfour Street Park. A few participants also stopped for coffee at Arthouse Waffles and Espresso at S.E. 32nd Ave. and S.E. Olsen St. before returning to Ardenwald Park.

‘Walk Milwaukie’ neighborhood tour starts with Ardenwald

One of the best way to get to know the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek neighborhood is to get out and walk around the neighborhood.

Paul Klein, a Lewelling resident, will be guiding a free walking tour of the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek neighborhood. Ardenwald is the first of the seven monthly neighborhood tour series.

Anyone is welcome to participate. The tour group will meet at the Ardenwald Park across from the Ardenwald School in Milwaukie on Sunday, April 17, 2011, 1:00 p.m.

More information about the Ardenwald and the other upcoming tours is available on the City of Milwaukie’s website.

Meeting Agenda for April 12, 2011

Here is the agenda for the regular Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood District Association meeting for Tuesday, April 12, 2011:

1. Introductions
2. Police Reports
3. Friends of Portland Community Gardens – Laura Price
4. Ledding Library – Peg Tarbox
5. Committee Reports
6. Announcement for Board Elections at the May 10,2011 NDA meeting.
7. Approve March 8, 2011, NDA Meeting Minutes
8. Adjournment

The full agenda is also available for download as a PDF file.