Friends of April Hill Park


Boardwalk Project

On May 31, 2013, Metro Council announced its award of a $83,059 Nature in Neighborhoods Capital Grant toward the cost of constructing a boardwalk, two bridges, and a wildlife observation platform in the wetland area of the park. The goal of this project is to provide safe access to the wetland for Maplewood School students, neighbors, and other visitors while protecting habitat for sensitive amphibians and plants. Letters of support for the project were sent in by Maplewood PTA Outdoor Explorers Committee, Art4Life, Wildwood Preschool, SW Watershed Resource Center, SW Trails, and others. The grant provides about 1/3 of the project cost. Another 1/2 of the project cost will be contributed through a combination of Portland Parks & Recreation funds and matching volunteer time from the Friends of April Hill Park, SW Watershed Resource Center, and professionals who have committed in-kind services to the project. We have less than 1/6 of the project cost left to fundraise! Ready to help?

If you prefer to donate by check, make payable to Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. or "SWNI" and write "April Hill Park" on the memo line. Mail to:

7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219

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Wild about the Wetland

Maplewood Coffee & Tea, 5206 SW Custer St.

Thank you, Maplewood Coffee & Tea for hosting a silent auction benefit for April Hill Park.


Arf in the Park

Thank you, neighbors, for braving the rain and wind to join us. We raised over $1,000 for the Boardwalk Project! Arf in the Park was an event for dogs and their human friends sponsored by Maplewood Neighborhood Association, Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Metro, Southwest Watershed Resource Center and Western Pet to help raise funds for the April Hill Park Boardwalk Project.

Friends of April Hill Park is a committee of the Maplewood Neighborhood Association. FAHP works in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation to enhance the natural area of April Hill Park for the benefit of both people and wildlife.


Download a fundraising brochure here.

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Other ways to get involved

Would you be interested in hosting a party or other social event to raise awareness and donations for this project? You provide the space and the invite list, we'll do the rest! Email Friends of April Hill Park for details.

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