The Halprin Landscape Conservancy is a non-profit organization devoted to the restoration and stewardship of the Portland Sequence: the Source Fountain, Lovejoy Fountain, Pettygrove Park and Forecourt Fountain.
Formed in 2001, the conservancy has worked with the Russell Development Company to develop the first tree-trimming program for Forecourt Fountain and Pettygrove Plaza. The conservancy also worked with the Portland Bureau of Transportation and surrounding property owners to develop new lighting that not only will improve the illumination of the plazas and surrounding paths but also better respects Halprin’s original design. Most recently, the conservancy is working in tandem with the Portland Parks Foundation to develop a restoration plan for Pettygrove Park. The Conservancy published a monograph in 2009, titled Where the Revolution Began.
The Halprin Landscape Conservancy’s long term goals are to:
Improve: Make needed changes according to the original vision of Lawrence Halprin
Maintain: Keep parks at the level of a residential garden
Activate: Increase awareness of the parks as a cultural resource on par with the city’s and the nation’s greatest cultural resources.
Join the conservancy today to assure the long term preservation and maintenance of Portland’s greatest living treasure of urban architecture and public space. Or as Lawrence Halprin so beautifully put it on the opening day of Forecourt Fountain, “As you play in this garden, please try to remember, we’re all in this together.”