Park Updates

Job Opportunities

We are currently hiring a part-time Administrative Assistant.  Applicants will be interviewed as applications come in. The position closes October 19, 2017.  
To apply, send the EWP application form, along with your cover letter and resume to  



Request for Proposals (RFPs)

The following are open RFPs: 

RFP #30 - Creative Services Requested: $71,450 contract


Please register here if you intend to submit a proposal and so that you may receive updates regarding the RFP process via email.

Explore Washington Park seeks a consultant or agency to develop a behavior change social marketing strategy to promote sustainable transportation options to Washington Park venue members and event attendees. The goal of the marketing effort is to promote transit to Washington Park and shift transportation mode-split away from private vehicle trips and toward transit options. The project is anticipated to run approximately 10 months, from November 1st through August 31st of 2018.

Tasks include:
Behavior Change Marketing Plan
Focus Groups & Market Research
Venue Member Segmented Marketing Strategies
Event Marketing Programming
Digital Media & Targeted Ad Strategy

The anticipated budget for the project is $71,450. For a full description of the RFP scope, work plan, submission requirements, and selection schedule, please download a .pdf of the RFP here.

A Pre-Submittal information session is scheduled for Monday, September 25th at 2 p.m. The session will be held at The World Forestry Center's Boardroom inside Merlo Hall. The Hall is located at 4033 SW Canyon Rd. Portland, OR 97221

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121 
Access Code: 391-849-173 

Proposals due no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 29th, 2017. Please send proposals to Lewis Kelley via email:

Or compressed file via Dropbox:

For the Media

For media inquiries about Explore Washington Park please contact:

Heather McCarey

Executive Director, Explore Washington Park