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Multiracial group of young people holding sign that reads "WALK with immigrants and refugees"
Portland Parks & Recreation
Published: 17 August 2018

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)’s Parks for New Portlanders program presents the WALK with Refugees and Immigrants event, starting at Gateway Discovery Park (Portland’s newest!) on Sunday, August 19, 2018.

Held in partnership with Sunday Parkways and 68 community organizations, the WALK’s aim is to celebrate Portland’s compassionate, generous and welcoming spirit towards refugees & immigrants and, their presence.

The WALK is held in tandem with Portland’s popular Sunday Parkways series, which will feature Gateway Discovery Park and other attractions with an outer northeast Portland route on this date as well.


WHAT: WALK with Refugees and Immigrants

WHEN: Sunday, August 19, 2018, 11am

WHERE: Starting point: The new Gateway Discovery Park, 10520 NE Halsey St., ending at PP&R’s Knott Park, NE 117th Ave. and Knott St., (about a mile in length).

Please feel free to share the Facebook event link.

Here is a map of the WALK’s route.


Celebration highlights include:

  • Recognizing refugee and immigrant champions.
  • Local musicians originally from around the world will play their traditional music and give performance during the walk.
  • Soccer games and school supply giveaways while supplies last 
  • Free lunch for those 18 and under, while supplies last.

On Sunday, August 19, 2018, Sunday Parkways features a route that begins after Gateway Green and takes bicyclists and walkers to Knott Park, East Holladay Park, and the newly opened Gateway Discovery Park. These parks will be overflowing with music, food, and fun finds.

To read more about upcoming Sunday Parkways happenings, visit the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Newsreel. To see a larger version of the map, click here. Sign up to volunteer here!

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