Sunday Parkways Sweet 16 Season Announced

Portland Sunday Parkways, presented by Kaiser Permanente, is excited to announce that it will host three events in 2023 that will take place in May, June and September. These inclusive events welcome youth, seniors, wheelchair users, cyclists, white cane users, pedestrians and families to safely bike, walk, roll and play in Portland’s largest public space–its streets. 

Streets on the route are closed to car traffic during the events to allow the community to come together and engage with their neighbors, Portland’s network of neighborhood greenways, parks and community resources. Participants are invited to engage in free entertainment and activities throughout the day, explore local businesses and enjoy tasty food from local vendors.  

The first event takes place Sunday, May 7, 11 am-4 pm in East Portland’s Gateway, Hazelwood and Mill Park neighborhoods. The route runs from Lincoln City Park, north past Ventura Park and ends (or begins, if you choose) at Gateway Discovery Park. Hop on the route at any point and head in any direction you choose. Each park will feature unique entertainment, community booths and vendors.

Up next, Sunday, June 25, 11 am-4 pm, Parkways heads to NE Cully, meandering along neighborhood greenways and crossing a few business districts, most notably NE 42nd Ave and Alberta St. The route rises significantly, when traveling north to south, and passes through Fernhill Park, Kʰunamokwst Park, Wellington Park and Roseway Parkway. Roseway isn’t technically a park but it is a nice grassy boulevard that will be utilized during the event, especially if you need to take a break and drink some water.

Sunday Parkways concludes Sunday, September 10, 11 am-4 pm with the Southwest Multnomah route that includes a two-mile multi-modal route along with a mile-and-a-half walking route. Take in Gabriel Park’s inclusive playground as you stroll along the flat walking route or enjoy the wind in your hair as you ride the neighborhood hills and new infrastructure along SW Capitol Hwy. that offers both sidewalks and bike lanes. 

Mobile route maps for each ride, which along with full details about the 2023 events, can be found at You’ll also find details about the bike fairs that will be held before each event, featuring biking lessons for children and adults, quick-fix bike repair and e-bike demos. 

Sunday Parkways Sweet 16 Season Announced

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