Creating a healthy, safe and vibrant community starts with dedicated residents who are committed to lasting change. The Cully neighbourhood in Northeast Portland is rich with culture and diversity, yet it is one of the most underserved communities in Portland.
In a city where there is a plethora of parks and ample green space, the Cully neighbourhood severely lacks access to this basic service. A team led by Verde has been working to bridge this environmental justice gap and bring a much-needed park to the community with the Let Us Build Cully Park coalition. Once complete, the Thomas Cully Park will include a community garden and a safe place for children and adults to play and enjoy.
Recently, the International Living Future Institute and founding sponsor Interface launched the first Legacy Project and teamed up with Verde to transform a run-down public right-of-way into a safe, beautiful and refreshing green space.