25 October 2012

Tanner Springs Park

I posted photos of Tanner Springs several years ago, so it seemed worth an update. On my latest visit to one of Portland's great urban parks, I noticed some details that didn't stand out the first time. One detail was the rusty, wavy wall made of old railroad ties.

The park also includes references to the natural spring on the site.

And the last detail that I enjoyed rediscovering was the small rainwater recovery device. 

The whole thing is meant to make the park a place where visitors are forced into contact with natural processes.

1 comment:

local ecologist said...

I did not notice that the wall was made from rail ties or the rain catchment sculpture.