Jamison Square in the Pearl District, Portland Oregon

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Jamison Square is a city park in the area of downtown Portland, Oregon, known as the Pearl District. It was the first park added to the neighborhood.

At a cost of $3.6 million, the park was designed and built during the 12-year tenure of Mayor Vera Katz.

The park was designed by Peter Walker, Homer Williams and Partners Landscape Architecture. The park was initially designed as an outdoor art gallery, with square rocks and steps at the center, but no water. Water, running at random times over the rock, was added to keep skateboarding teenagers from using them. The water on the rocks ended up turning the park into an urban beach, attracting children and families who use it as a wading pool, with the intermittent nature making it a "manmade tidal pool", also called "the community pond" by locals.

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Comments (107)

Joe Lourenḉo on May 21, 2012

Thank you my Panoramio Friends for the kind comments! Thank you for the 31 Favorites and 94 Likes!

JOE

Sławek K. on May 21, 2012

Beautiful place!! Great shot! Like! Greetings from Ukraine

eri kitrinaki on May 22, 2012

!!!EXCELLENT NIGHT PHOTO... LIKE & FAVORITES.

Manek Taolin on May 23, 2012

Beautiful building!

L+F

Best regards from Indonesia

Melsen Felipe on May 25, 2012

Grandiosa captura de este extraordinario escenario, enhorabuena, le reitero mi L + F

Un cordial saludo desde Costa Rica, Melsen Felipe

Jawed Hasan on July 7, 2012

Great composition
L+F
greetings,, Jawed

Keith Carey on August 31, 2012

Love the Photo... Awesome display of the beauty of Portland!

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