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Sunday Parkways: A chance to play in the streets in the Northwest

MAY 17, 2017
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The warm months of spring, summer, and early fall are a wonderful time to get out and celebrate your community. In that spirit, Sunday Parkways hits the streets of Portland each year from May to September to promote civic pride, support local businesses, and encourage people-powered modes of transportation.


Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, Sunday Parkways takes place in nearly a dozen neighborhoods across Portland. On the given day for each event, the city closes a route of selected streets to auto traffic. This gives you and your family a chance to walk, bike, or roll down the street safely while getting to know your city better.


This year, there are 5 Sunday Parkways dates to add to your calendar. Each event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


May 21

Where: Southeast Portland

Route distance: 7 miles

Parks connected by the route:

  • Laurelhurst
  • Sewallcrest
  • Colonel Summers
  • Ivon

June 25

Where: North Portland

Route distance: 9.5 miles

Parks connected by the route:

  • Peninsula
  • Arbor Lodge
  • Kenton
  • McCoy

July 23

Where: Northeast Portland

Route distance: 8 miles

Parks connected by the route:

August 20

Where: Outer Northeast Portland

Route distance: 6.4 miles

Parks connected by the route:

  • Knott
  • Thompson
  • East Holladay
  • Hazelwood HydroPark

September 24

Where: Sellwood-Milwaukie

Route distance: 8 miles

Parks connected by the route:

  • Westmoreland
  • Sellwood
  • Water Tower

Come join the fun


Sunday Parkways has made its mark on the city since its start in 2008. Now attracting about 100,000 people a year, it’s become a popular way to bring folks together and bolster Portland’s reputation as a bike- and pedestrian-friendly city.


To learn how to make the most of your day at Sunday Parkways, visit the Sunday Parkways page on the City of Portland website. We hope you’ll join us for an afternoon of healthy fun!


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