Open Streets is returning to Corvallis on Sunday, August 14, 2022, 12 – 4 pm!
Join us for a free street festival that re-imagines our most shared public spaces – streets and parks. Two miles of city streets between Arnold Park and Chintimini Park will be opened up for people to walk, bike, and roll.
Local organizations and businesses will anchor Activity Hubs in each park, including bicycle-powered activities, giant-sized games, local food and drink, dance, and live music. Neighbors, community groups, and businesses are invited to host interactive activities along the route.
Open Streets Corvallis has six important goals that help advance our vision of a sustainable community – one that fosters environmental quality, social equity, and economic vitality:
- Have a positive impact on community livability by connecting neighborhoods and neighbors.
- Improve the health and wellness of Corvallis residents.
- Encourage walking, biking and other forms of active transportation.
- Increase awareness of sustainable transportation options.
- Foster new, creative partnerships that put money back into the local economy.
- Support equity and inclusion on event day and beyond.
The first Open Streets event, co-sponsored by the City of Corvallis and the Corvallis Bicycle Collective, was held in August 2017 – the day before the solar eclipse. Over 2,000 people and 33 organizations participated that year. Following its initial success, the event moved to two different neighborhoods in 2018 and 2019, growing to include more community participants.
This year’s Open Streets event will be the first since the COVID pandemic started in 2020, and we hope you’ll be part of it! The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition is a proud co-sponsor of Open Streets Corvallis, in partnership with the City of Corvallis’ Active Transportation Program.
For more information or to get involved, visit openstreetscorvallis.org