The Summer Youth Program is happening now!
June 18 - Aug 24
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12PM to 8PM

Summer Youth Program

We need your help

We need your help, our summer program cost $25K to run each summer.

Help us make Brooklyn the place to be this summer and beyond, learn how you can donate.

Friends of Brooklyn Park is a community volunteer run organization. Many individuals, businesses, and services donate their time, talent, space, money, and energy to make our organization and summer program happen.

Please see our Gratitude/Community page to see all of our Brooklyn Community that make Friends of Brooklyn Park possible.

The Program

The Brooklyn Park Summer Youth Program has been a hub of activities and belonging for 60 years. Countless kids and parents have enjoyed its mission, and have gained from it.

Brooklyn neighborhood kids have spent hundreds of hours at their park: The infamous waterslide, softball leagues, wiffle ball leagues and mushball, tennis golf course and much more.

All these activities centers around "The Shack." Built in 1957 it is brick outbuilding filled with all the games, tables, furniture and supplies of the program.

The Brooklyn neighborhood lost this invaluable program last year due to budget cuts. The community has come together and formed Friends of Brooklyn Park to administer the program for the summer of 2018 and beyond.

Board and Staff

Our board is composed of volunteers from the Brooklyn neighborhood. Please reach out to us if you have any questions, concerns, ideas, or if you want to get involved. We have several open positions to fill.

Board meeting will be once a quarter but are currently every 2 weeks until the program is launched.


Ben Tarne


Daniel Gaard

Vice Chair

Caroline Dunn


April Dewees


Robert Kobus

Summer Youth Program Development Officer



Melaney Dittler

Brooklyn Business Liaison

Jessica LaVigne



Craig Montag

Program Director

Miranda Roso

Assistant Program Director


Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Summer is on! From 12PM to 8PM on every weekday except Wednesdays.

Upcoming Events on Facebook

All summer program events and fundraisers are listed on Facebook.


Donate by Check

Send a check payable to Friends of Brooklyn Park:
Friends of Brooklyn Park
PO Box 42143
Portland, OR 97242

Donate with Credit Card

Gratitude for our Community

Our local Brooklyn businesses and organizations are awesome and love our community. Thank you to the following Brooklynite businesses and orgs for your support; Brooklyn Park Pub, Bear Paw Inn, Know Thy Food, Hazel & Pear, Rose City Coffee, Greater Brooklyn Business Association, Brooklyn Action Corps.

Logo design and graphic design generously provided by the Rocket Eye Design,

Web development provided in-kind by local resident, Marc Urbaitel.

Contact us

Our address
Friends of Brooklyn Park
PO Box 42143
Portland, OR 97242
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