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Frederick Law Olmsted noted that parks were beneficial for “the healthfully soothing and refreshing effect which experience proves is exercised upon people escaping from the splendor and bustle, the confinement disturbance of towns, into the midst of spacious natural scenery.”

Monthly Archives: March 2012

News: Invasive Species Alert!

March 16, 2012

Garlic Mustard a highly invasive plant in Cherokee Park! Garlic Mustard is a rapidly spreading, invasive plant with a two year life cycle. These exotic plants bloom in spring, invading woodland areas and forest floors. First year plants are recognizable by their scalloped edged leaves, which produce the smell of garlic when crushed.  Second year more >

News: Portland Teachers Go the Extra Mile

March 12, 2012

Portland Elementary’s (an environmental magnet school) Principal Angela Hosch and a team of nine teachers will run the Derby miniMarathon with Fred’s Team to support the Olmsted Parks, including Boone Square. Boone Square offers a much needed green space for the Portland school and neighboring community. Many students use the park every day to play. more >