About The Conservancy

Mission Statement

The mission of Forest Park Conservancy is to protect and foster the ecological health of Forest Park, maintain and enhance the park’s extensive trails network, and inspire community appreciation and future stewardship of this iconic urban forest as a gift for generations. The Conservancy fulfills this mission with the support of 1,000 volunteers and a staff of seven full-time employees working on trails and restoration projects each year. FPC works in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation to ensure Forest Park is safe and accessible for residents and visitors. To get involved, contact us at guy@forestparkconservancy.org.

 

History Of FPC

Forest Park Conservancy traces its origins to the original group of Portland civic leaders who advocated for the park’s dedication called the Committee of Fifty. In the 1940’s, fifty members of the City Club of Portland organized the effort to end attempts at logging, development and oil exploration that had stalled efforts to dedicate the park as a natural area since the early 1900’s. The Committee of Fifty sought to implement the vision articulated by John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted who, in their 1903 report to the City of Portland, concluded that “No use to which this tract of land could be put would begin to be as sensible or as profitable to the city as that of making it a public park.”

Eventually, the Committee of Fifty evolved into the group known as Friends of Forest Park, which was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in 1989. In 2008, we changed our name to  and we are now known as Forest Park Conservancy.

 

Address And Contact Information

Mailing & Physical Address:
Forest Park Conservancy
210 NW 17th, Suite 201 
Portland, OR 97209 
Phone 503-223-5449

info@forestparkconservancy.org

www.forestparkconservancy.org

www.facebook.com/forestparkconservancy

@PDXforestpark



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