It takes a village, but a few key players make a difference.


Attending the Workshop

The ideal attendee is willing to champion a project for their community. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. This workshop is designed to benefit individual attendees that are any of the following:

1 community advocate

Someone extra passionate to see one of these projects to reality.

1 municipal employee

Ideally, a member of the Parks & Recreation team.

1 designer / builder

Landscape architects and project managers.


To get the most out of this workshop, it would be ideal to create a team of one of each from the same community. Register as a full team. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nam hendrerit nisi sed sollicitudin pellentesque. Nunc posuere purus rhoncus pulvinar aliquam.

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment on definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.
— William H. Murray

Leading the workshop

G Cody QJ Goldberg

Father of two, Cody proudly serves as the executive director of Harper’s Playground. A graduate of New York University with a BFA in film and television studies, he co-founded the organization in 2010 along with his wife, April. Together they spearheaded the design, funding and construction of the first Harper’s Playground in Portland, Oregon. A big fan of inclusion of all kinds, Cody is committed to creating opportunities for both of his daughters to build friendships and community for themselves. He believes that the power of a well designed and realized inclusive play space can truly transform a community for the better.

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G Cody QJ Goldberg

Founder, Executive Director / Harper & Lennon’s Dad, Speaking at TEDxPortland


It was a distinct pleasure working with Cody. He defined poise, preparation and professionalism when he took the stage. His personal stories coupled with his passion to leave this world a better place blend perfectly together.”
— David Rae, TedxPortland

“Cody’s indefatigable passion for inclusion and positive change translates exactly as you’d imagine on stage. From obscure film and design references to personal stories, he wins over the audience with his humor, ingenuity, and humanity. His commitment to the good fight makes for an immensely inspiring talk.”
— Tsilli Pines, Creative Mornings