North Clackamas Parks and Recreation 2012 Master Plan

From Lisa Gunion-Rinker:
North Clackamas Parks and Recreation is undertaking a year-long process of updating their District-wide Master Plan, which will shape the foundation of the District for the next 10-15 years. A Strategic Plan is also in the works, which will identify the parks and recreation priorities of our community for the next two to three years. If you would like to see the master plan and development of Balfour Street Park please attend one of these meetings below, email, or call 503-742-4352. Website:

A community workshop will be held in Milwaukie at the Milwaukie Center:
Tuesday, July 31st
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Dr.

Wednesday, August 1st
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Happy Valley City Hall
1600SE Misty Drive, Happy Valley

The best way to participate if you can not make the meetings would be to contact fgwozdz(at) and ask for more meetings (perhaps at night time) or check back to see if they are having an online survey as their website indicates they will be.

Group organizes rally to oppose Oak Grove Walmart

A rally will be held on Saturday, July 14 in opposition of opening a Walmart store in the Oak Grove area. The rally, organized by No Oak Grove Walmart (NOGWal), will take place at the former G.I. Joe’s store parking lot (15600 S.E. Mcloughlin Blvd.) from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Rally participants are asked not to park in the former G.I. Joe’s parking lot. It is strongly recommended to take the TriMet 33-McLoughlin bus (transfer to the 33 bus at Milwaukie Transit Center, or park and board the 33 bus at the Southgate Park & Ride on S.E. Main St.).

In 2005, Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association opposed a Walmart store for the former Goodwill site at S.E. McLoughlin Blvd. and south of S.E. Tenino St. viaduct, also known as the “Sellwood Walmart.” The Sellwood Walmart would have been within the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek boundary on the Portland side.

The Sellwood store development plans were later scrapped and the site is now being developed for a Portland-Milwaukie light rail station, due to open in late 2015.

More information:


Tacoma St. Station Plan Stakeholders Advisory Group meeting July 9

A Tacoma St. Station Plan Stakeholders Advisory Group meeting will be held on Monday, July 9, 2012, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Milwaukie City Hall (10722 SE Main St., Milwaukie) in the Conference Room. A packet is available for download at City of Milwaukie’s website at… (PDF, 8MB).

The Tacoma St. Station is part of the 7.5-mile Portland-Milwaukie light rail project and will be located along SE McLoughlin Blvd. just south of the Tenino St. viaduct and on the banks of Johnson Creek. The station is also within the boundary of the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood within the Portland city limits.

‘Pilot’ goes online only, ‘Co-Pilot’ included with utility bill

City of Milwaukie water customers may have received an interesting insert with their water bill in June: The Milwaukie Co-Pilot.

The Milwaukie Co-Pilot is a condensed preview version of the monthly newsletter, The Milwaukie Pilot, which was mailed to Milwaukie residents each month before being relegated to an online-publication only after budget cuts.

The Milwaukie City Council recently passed a budget for the next biennium that included cuts to The Milwaukie Pilot newsletter program, saving the city about $46,000 per year on printing and mailing costs.

The City says limited print editions of The Milwaukie Pilot will be available at City Hall and Ledding Library.

Readers can subscribe to receive The Milwaukie Pilot via email or download a copy online at