Neighborhood activist Donny Adair (left) is recognized as one of the leading voices of Portland’s black community with his name inscribed in stone at the newly renovated Dawson Park, a longtime social and economic hub for African Americans. The $2.7 million city-led renovation now features among other amenities, new slides, swings, benches, and artistic nods to the city’s black community which historically centered around the park’s surrounding neighborhoods.
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Historic park ready for new memories
The $2.7 million city-led move to renovate north Portland's Dawson Park comes with new amenities, and nods to the local Black community in the quick changing neighborhood.