The citizen run association of Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood in Southeast Portland
Message from the Chair:
Welcome to Brentwood-Darlington…It’s a wonderful place to live and it keeps getting better!!!
It’s important to note that the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) is a volunteer organization composed of residents – just like you – who are starting families, may be going to school, working full or part time jobs, or are retired. While those on the board and members at large have committed extra personal time each month devoted to specific annual neighborhood projects and events, our capacity as volunteers is limited by our finite personal time.
BDNA thrives through its residents – and resident participation is key to creating better livibility. Our organization does its best work through the volunteer efforts of the people who live in it. You don’t have to be a board member to have a voice…you just have to be a resident or a business that has a vision, idea, question, or concern. BDNA can support you by aligning you with community resources, writing official letters support, or potentially contributing monitarily – but the primary driver of the activity is the individual who wants to enact the change.
Brentwood-Darlington is special! Our residents are a diverse group of ethnicities with unique cultures and traditions – all of which should be acknowledged, represented, and most importantly…celebrated! So, I encourage you to just attend a meeting – for no other reason but to listen to the other voices of your community. It’s is an interesting perspective that is worth the time and effort.
See you there!
Eric Wikoff – BDNA, Board Chair
Who is BDNA?
BDNA is one of 95 associations representing Portland, Oregon neighborhoods.
But where exactly is Brentwood-Darlington?
Well, it includes the area between 45th Avenue and 82nd Avenue, south of Duke and north of the county line. Our neighborhood has approximately 13,000 residents.We are in Southeast Portland, and are part of Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition:
Southern Boundary: Clatsop St. (Clackamas-Multnomah County line)
Eastern Boundary: SE 82nd Avenue
Northern Boundary: SE Duke Street
Western Boundary: SE 45th Avenue
Click here for a detail map of our neighborhood
The Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7 PM, Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, 7211 SE 62nd Avenue.
Feel free to stop by to learn more about BDNA and it’s ongoing projects. If you would like to be on the Agenda please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Our board puts together a monthly newsletter to update our neighbors on what has been happening in the area and with the board. We understand that not everyone can commit time to attending our monthly meetings, but we want to make sure people have access to information about what is happening in their community. If you would like to join our mailing list and receive our newsletter click here.
For Minutes of previous meetings, click here.
Land-Use notices for our neighborhood and surrounding areas can be found here. Land use notices are organized by coalition and than by neighborhood on the city website, so look under Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program.
Take a look at our calendar
Subscribe to our google group
Errol Heights was acquired by Portland Parks in 1996. Its amenities include a great walking path through the site with views of the Errol Creek wetland area. Many native plants and shrubs thrive in Errol Heights – part of the Johnson Creek Watershed. The Park also features a Community Garden Space.
The Friends of Errol Heights enhances and protects the tree canopy and habitats that exist in the park. They meet every third Saturday. Contact Friends of Errol Heights volunteer leader Paul Ciri and he can add you to the monthly reminder list for work parties. Other questions about the park? Contact Portland Parks Stewardship Coordinator Susan Hawes.
Hours: 5:00 a.m. – Midnight
The park is named in honor of longtime neighborhood resident Dick Hazeltine, considered by many as a “founder” of the Brentwood Darlington neighborhood.
This park is a result of the community’s persistence. Brentwood Darlington Neighborhood Association’s (BDNA) steady commitment over several years helped create a park on a site that was previously abandoned, attracting crime and trash. BDNA board members and neighbors acquired the lot from Multohmah County in 1999 and transformed it into the beautiful one acre green space the community enjoys today.
Wikipedia article on Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood
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