A public space celebrating performance art, transformation and community.


The 1960s were a time of transformation, enlightenment — and revolution. During this time of rapid change, leaders in Portland were looking for ways to bring nature back to the heart of the city. Enter Lawrence Halprin — a renowned landscape architect with profound new ideas about how people and parks come together. This revolutionary approach gave life to an urban oasis of interconnected downtown blocks and plazas. After more than 50 years, these visionary parks are experiencing a second wave of transformation and rebirth as the downtown area's population density continues to grow.

Through the combined efforts of the Halprin Landscape Conservancy and the local business community, more than $4 million has been raised to restore the Fountain District to its original glory. We're all in this together.

Join us! Learn more about the Portland Open Space Sequence, its significance and how you can be part of the future.

Recent Posts

Big Splash ribbon-cutting

Big Splash Ribbon Cutting

Photo highlights from the Big Splash Ribbon Cutting

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Construction Project Update

With historic restoration projects, we know to expect the unexpected. True to form, there were numerous unexpected issues that arose...


Thank you to our donors!

The Sunday Parkways Green Loop which included a detour through the Lovejoy Fountain was a fantastic success! Bikers from all...

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