Emily Wilson writes us: We are raising funds to have a bench installed in Two Plum Park!

photo-fullHi neighbors, we are working to have a bench installed in Two Plum Park to make it easier for everyone to enjoy the Park. Two Plum is in the King Neighborhood, between NE Shaver and Mason, NE 6th and 7th Ave, in Portland, Oregon.


Two Plum Park already has a lot to offer: a swing set, a play structure, a streetlamp, a mural… but no place to sit.

Maybe you want a place to sit and watch the kids while they play. Maybe you would like a place to sit and chat with a friend. Maybe you’d like a place to sit and read, enjoy your lunch, or just relax outside. You can help us make this a reality in the Park.

Our project team has approached Portland Parks about a bench for Two Plum Park and they recommended we use their Commemorative Bench Program to get a bench installed.

A Commemorative Bench with a plaque costs $5,200 and we are raising $6,000 to cover all our fees.

We’ve already raised most of the funds for a Bench, we want to raise the last bit with your help!

In the late 1990’s Two Plum Park was a vacant lot overgrown with weeds. Neighbor Joe Martin lived at the end of the block and decided to start mowing the grass. Soon other neighbors were helping to cut the grass and clean up the lot. As they continued their improvements they decided to work with the City to make the space an official Park. In 2001 the garden became Two Plum Park.

We plan to dedicate the bench to all the neighbors who cared for the space and worked to create Two Plum Park.

Please visit our Kickstarter campaign to raise the remaining funds needed, at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/818065431/a-bench-for-two-plum-park. Many thanks to all of our contributors and supporters!