This is the blog for the effort to have a bench installed in Two Plum Park.
Two Plum Park began in the late ’90’s, when neighbors started to mow the grass in an abandoned lot. Slowly, they removed garbage and began gardening. In time, they decided the lot should be an official City Park; a goal they accomplished with the help of the Trust for Public Land, the Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund and Portland Parks. These days, with a jungle gym and swing set, Two Plum continues to be a meeting place for the community. The addition of a bench would make Two Plum Park even more accessible. Adding a bench provides more ways for all kinds of people to relax and enjoy time outside.
Portland Parks has recommended that best way for the community to have a bench installed is to use the Commemorative Bench program. The cost of a bench through this process is $5,200. This total includes purchase of the bench, plaque fabrication, pouring a concrete footing, bench installation by City and some future maintenance costs.
The bench will be dedicated to all the neighbors who cared for the space and worked to create Two Plum Park.
Our goal is to raise $6,000 to cover the cost of the bench with a plaque and associated fees.
The Two Plum Park Bench is a project of the North East Coalition of Neighborhoods, a charitable, 501c3, organization.