Peace Memorial Park is a pocket park above the Eastbank Esplanade, at the corner of NE Lloyd and Oregon. Hundreds of cyclists and pedestrians pass through it every day, most without giving it a second thought. What if it were a real destination in itself?
Veterans For Peace (VFP) initially created the park in 2006 to promote the message of world peace and honor victims of war, both military and civilian. Lloyd EcoDistrict is partnering with VFP, Xerces Society and landscape architects PLACE studios on a new design that will continue to promote peace, while also including native and native-adaptive plants that are lower maintenance, drought-tolerant, and attract pollinator species.
In order to make the space one that everyone who passes by enjoys and appreciates, we are asking for input on the designs that PLACE has provided. All of the design iterations offer significant improvements to the space, but we want to know what stands out to you. What do you like about certain elements of one design over another, or what do you dislike? We created the design options with the idea that the elements could be mixed and matched, so let us know what you think would make Peace Memorial Park a destination location on the Eastbank Esplanade!