The Former Tanner Creek
Formerly a wetland, the Pearl District was bisected by Tanner Creek and sided by the broad Willamette River.
Rail yards and industry first claimed and drained the land. The fence bordering the park is made up of old railroad ties.
Stormwater runoff from the park block is fed into a natural water feature with a spring and natural cleansing system.
Ospreys dive into the water, art performances unfold on the floating deck, children splash and explore, and others take quiet contemplation in this natural refuge in the heart of the city.
The `Art Wall´ recycles historic rail tracks, oscillating in and out and inlaid with fused glass pieces hand-painted with nature images by Herbert Dreiseitl.