Jaime Parker, Trails Manager

Jaime has been exploring the wild lands of Portland since moving from the western foothills of Maine to Munjoy Hill in 2000. With a degree in Natural Resource Management, a graduate certificate in Community Planning and Development, and practical experience in landscaping and contracting, it was only a matter of time before Jaime found Portland…

New mission, new plan!

Portland Trails receives $75K grant to support projects in Bayside neighborhoods and launches a new mission. Boston-based Jane’s Trust awarded Portland Trails $75K last week to fuel community driven placemaking projects in the Bayside and East Bayside neighborhoods. Engaging in collaborative community projects for revitalizing public spaces is part of Portland Trails new mission, which…

From the Grounds Up: Placemaking in Schools

by Laura Newman, School Ground Greening Coordinator & Founder The School Ground Greening Coalition hears this question a lot: What is placemaking? To answer it, let us first ask you: What connects you to your favorite places around Portland? Do you love hunting for veggies at the farmer’s market in Deering Oaks? Picnicking on the…

Portland Press Herald: Federal St Folly Approved

Council approves new pop-up park on Federal Street The Portland City Council on Monday night unanimously approved converting a small section of Federal Street into a pop-up park this summer. “This is a fantastic investment in the creative economy,” said Kate Simmons, a local consultant.” The Press Hotel is partnering with the Portland Downtown District…