On Sunday, September 30th, Hood River will experience our first open streets event called Streets Alive, in The Heights. Between 11am and 3pm, we’ll close some lanes of 12th and 13th Streets in the business district and softly close a few neighborhood streets east of 12th to create a route that is safe for all ages and abilities to stroll, roll, play, dance or simply talk to your neighbors.
The 4 hour event is free for everyone. We encourage you to grab food or drinks from local businesses along the route.
11am - Hapa Hillbillies - Taylor at 13th
11am - Gorge Kids Music - 1010 Pine St
11am - Rishell Graves - 1003 5th St
11am - Anglela Jaco - 1004/8 June St
11am - Jenny Jahlee - Slopeswell
Noon - Gorge Kids Music - 1010 Pine St
1pm - Los Amigos - Taylor at 13th
1pm - Musango Center Youth Marimba - 1004/8 June St
1pm - Gorge Kids Music - 1010 Pine St
1pm - Dennis Castañares - 1003 5th St
2pm - Gorge Kids Music - 1010 Pine St
Location: June Street
11am-3pm - Diabetes screening by Providence
11am-3pm - Face painting and bike decorating by Straightline Orthodontics and Heights Family Dental
11-11:30am - Bootcamp with Burns Fitness and Training
11:45am-12:15pm - Yoga with Betty McDevitt.
12:30- 1pm - Zumba with Veronica Espen
1:15pm-1:45pm - Kids Rhythm and Motion. Dance party. Rossy Leon
2-2:30pm - Cardio Salsa. Rossy Leon
2:30-3pm - Community Dance Walk. Grooving through the streets. Rayna Dhara. 1108 June Street to Wilson Park and back
PARENTS IN THE PARK
Location: Wilson Park
11am-3pm - Yard Games with Hood River County Parks
11am-1:45pm - Trapeze by Arwen Ungar
11am- 11:30pm - Yoga with Molly Kissinger
11:45am-12:15pm - Q1 Flow with Morai
12:30pm-1pm - Yoga with Betty McDevitt
1:15–1:45pm - Mindful Movement and Silly Walks with Jody Behr- mindful movement and silly walks around the bike route
KIDS PLAY IN THE HEIGHTS
11am-3pm - kids games, playground by Janet of Our Children’s Place
11am-3pm - Rock Painting with Cynthia Caudill of Arts in Ed
2-4p - Owl Painting Party at Joy’s Art Studio
11am-3pm and BEYOND! Come experience a protected bike lane and 3 crosswalk improvements. Do these demonstrations make you feel safer and what else would you like to see in the future?
ART IN THE STREET
11am-3pm - Intersection Mural “paint by numbers” with Courtney Berens and Michelle Yamamoto, Pine at 10th
11am-3pm - Rock Painting, Wilson Park
TASTE & SHOP
11am - Corgi and Dog Meetup and Walk, Pine Street Bakery
11am-3pm - eat and shop at local Heights and Los Altos businesses
11am-3pm - Parklet demonstration and live bluegrass band at Pine Street Bakery
11am-3pm - Craft Apples with kids by Jessica Metta at Slopeswell
2-4p - Owl Painting Party at Joy’s Art Studio
KIDS BIKE PARADE
Location: May Street School courtyard
11am-12pm - bike decorating by Joy’s Art Studio and Straightline Orthodontics (across 10th Street)
12pm - Kids Bike Parade
Did we mention this? Streets Alive is intended to be a gift to the city’s residents.
The route is circular so join in at any point. There is no beginning or end and it’s all two-way biking and walking. We designed it so you could let your 8 year old ride by themselves and you could rest knowing they were safe. This is a casual event, so embrace the “slow roll” and take in the neighborhood.
Open Streets means that people come first and cars are a guest on the street. Use this opportunity to bike, walk, draw chalk art or play kick the can in the street (the way it used to be).
If you live within a mile, bike or walk to the route. If you live further, take a CAT Transit bus. Details for both options are below.
OPT OUT OF TRAFFIC & PARKING
Opt out of traffic and parking
Biking Routes from:
May Street (west) - bike south on 18th and then a left on Taylor to access the protected bike lane loop at 13th.
Belmont Street - ride to 18th and then take a left and a right onto C, which will deposit you onto the protected bike lane loop on 13th.
Downtown - either Serpentine or State/Sherman/17th present the least slope routes, but if you have kids, you’ll probably have to walk at a few points.
Rosauer’s - ride on the sidewalk on the east side of 12th to the protected bike lane loop at C/Wilson.
Walking Routes from:
Downtown - make the journey into exercise and take the 2nd Street (419 steps for pedometer users) or 9th Street Stairs to The Heights.
Eastern Heights - we’ll create safe crossings across 13th and 12th at Taylor and C Streets
Pacific Heights - take the Indian Creek Trail either from the new access point or near Dutch Bros. to the power substation and into the neighborhood. Or, take the sidewalk from Dutch Bros. along 12th Street.
Use CAT Transit buses to get to the event.
Providence Hospital has graciously donated their parking garage on May Street for free event parking.
If you have to drive to the event and choose to park in a neighborhood, please use extreme car in opening your car doors as there will be a lot of people on bikes (including littles) in the streets and we don’t want anyone “doored”.
Street Closures and Detours for Cars
If you're not coming to our fun event, we still want you to get where you need to be.
Streets Closed to Cars:
Pine, between 9th and 12th
Hull, between 9th and 12th
June, between 3rd and 12th
3rd, between June & May
Intersecting Streets open to cars
A, B, C, Taylor