Join the indoor park of the future?
A long time ago in mama years, I joined the Buckman Indoor Park. At the time it was held in the old wrestling room of Washington-Monroe High School on SE 12th and Stark. Only months after I joined, though, Portland Public Schools sold the building (which was being used for, among other things, a school for teen moms) to the city in hopes that one day, a community center would be there. Which was great, and all, but now we had no where (cheap) to call home.
I soon joined the board of the Buckman Indoor Park, and we changed the name to "Friends of Indoor Park" as we knew it would be a longshot finding space in the Buckman neighborhood. We put the play equipment, purchased by a grant in the 80s, into storage and started looking for new space. Cindi Carrell and I both tried to find time when we could to figure out a space that would be secure, large, centrally-located, and cheap -- but given that we were both busy and, let's face it, our requirements were a tall order -- we still have lots of great equipment in storage.
We have some big possibilities ahead, suddenly, right in the Sunnyside neighborhood, and a group of mamas is getting together this Monday, February 26th, at 10 a.m. in Cindi's house. I have to be in D.C. for a last-minute meeting, so I can't be there -- but if you can, or can't but want to be involved, please leave a comment here and I'll contact you with more details.