The Thomas Cully Park project is located in NE Portland’s Cully Neighborhood, a neighborhood characterized by concentrated poverty, racial diversity, as well as by lack of access to nature and other environmental benefits.
In response, Verde and partners have organized the Let Us Build Cully Park! coalition, a collaboration of 15 community-based organizations, including the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, the Cully Association of Neighbors, Hacienda CDC, Latino Network, Native American Youth & Family Center, Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, and Verde.
Let Us Build Cully Park! is an opportunity to create access to nature, create healthy recreation opportunities, redress a long-standing absence of a park in Cully, educate youth, create economic opportunity for low-income people to participate in the green economy, and build environmental wealth.