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Spring Garden Park- Bringing nature into play

By Sharon Bloudek, July 14, 2019

Spring Garden Park- Bringing nature into play.


A recent client just bought a house on SW Dolph Ct. A location that has wonderful new park. Like most good things it took many years of planning and hard work by local neighbors to make Spring Garden Park a reality, and they just celebrated their first anniversary this past month.

It’s a neighborhood park like no other, created to encourage active and creative play. Very organic in design, it uses its landscape to create natural areas of play-  Slopes on the site have been used for slides. A giant twig nest is ready to be explored and admired from afar on its own hill. Logs, paths, climbing webs and a splash pad offer places to hop, skip, climb and jump! The design includes traditional items such as swings, but they also preserved the storm water basin, wildlife habitat and above-ground creek.

It was built for and by the community in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation. But the real story began in 2008 when the first call was made to the City to invest in the park. Friends of Spring Garden Park spent many years building support. They hosted ice cream socials, plant sales, story walks and other community events. Their efforts made this happen. If you are interested in finding a community that cares this much, or simply a place that has a great park, just give me a call at 503-701-1000.



Sharon Bloudek


Sharon was recently recognized as the #1 Individual Agent in the #1 Real Estate office in the State of Oregon. Recognized as a FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent in Portland, Oregon for 9 years. Sharon has been named top 1% in the RMLS, and has been a member of PMAR's Masters Circle Diamond Platinum Level. Also a Neighborhood Favorite on Nextdoor and a Zillow Premiere Agent. Having lived both in the city & the suburbs, she is a great resource for relocation clients. She has worked extensively with first time home buyers & first time home sellers, upsizers, downsizers and investors. She also has experience in multi-family units, plexes, and timberland. She is the third generation in her family to be in the real estate business. Sharon graduated from the University of Oregon with a MBA in Marketing & International Business, and from Loyola Marymount University with an emphasis in Business Management. She lives in SW Portland with her husband and three kids and enjoys volunteering in the community. She is a proud supporter of Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, being a former Jesuit Volunteer in Woodburn, Oregon as well as a previous Board Member. She loves hiking, traveling and going to the beach. Basketball and softball were her favorite sports to play, and while she never played soccer - her husband and kids do - and now she appreciates the beautiful game. Sharon would love the opportunity to work with you!
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