Human Access Project


The mission of Human Access Project (HAP) is Transforming Portland’s Relationship with the Willamette River.  Our vision is simply A City in Love with its River. HAP was founded in 2010 by a handful of friends that wanted to impact how Portland felt about its city’s river and to create better access to it.  According to Portland Parks and Recreation less than 5% of Portland’s central city has access to the river’s edge. Since it’s founding HAP has spearheaded the opening of Poet’s Beach and Audrey McCall Beach, converted the Kevin Dockworth Dock from motorized to a non-motorized swim dock and facilitated numerous policy changes related to swimming and river access.  HAP programs include The Big Float, River Hugger Swim Team, Mayoral Swim and Duckworth Wednesdays. We are focused on cultivating a positive river culture in Portland, Jump In! Join the Riverlution!



Facebook: facebook/humanaccessproject

Instagram: @thebigfloat


Address: 707 SW Washington Street, Suite 1500 Portland, Oregon 97205


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