Working the Fields
The fields in Portland's park system get a tremendous amount of use. With nearly year round play from youth leagues, classic soccer, and community pick-up play, its no wonder our City's fields are in need of repair. And quite simply, the Parks department doesn't have the budget to keep up.
That's where OPI comes in.
OPI's park improvement projects leverage the strength, sweat, and good cheer of our volunteers to improve our City's pitches. Three or four times each summer, members of the public and devoted Timbers Army join us to paint goal posts, chalk lines, repair irrigation systems, rake plugs, fill holes, restore goal mouths, and generally leave the place better than we found it.
These improvements make our parks safer and more enjoyable places to play. Better parks bring people together to make communities. Even a fresh coat of paint on goal equipment can make all the difference in kids eyes, instilling "pride of place" and personal pride in themselves, their team and their community.
For an idea of our bigger projects, take a look at our capital works portfolio.