Seeking a kinder, gentler life closer to nature and dreaming of living in an intentional community, Linda moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1991 after forty years in the San Francisco Bay Area. She went on to help build Portland’s first co-housing community, where her daughter spent much of her childhood playing in a creek. Linda has dedicated her life to serving organizations and causes that contribute to a healthier community. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in conservation of natural resources, she worked at the U.S. Environment Protective Agency in its infancy. She was the first executive director for the Portland Parks Foundation and the Oregon Jewish Museum. She currently works as a nonprofit consultant.

Harper’s Playground is a magical play space fostering community and inclusion in an aesthetic setting. We need more places like Harper’s Playground in our world.

Linda Laviolette
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