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Great Old Parks also covers Oaks Park in Portland, Oregon. Narrator Rick Sebak interviews the park's previous owner, Robert Bollinger. Sebak states that Bollinger inherited the park from his father in the late 1940's then in the mid 1980's donated it to a nonprofit organization. And since then, the park has been successful in attracting patrons.
"I watch the people and see if they have a happy face on - that they're enjoying themselves", said Bollinger. "And that makes me happy."
When this video was made Bollinger was still alive and was said to have visited the park every day. No wonder he was lovingly referred to as "Mr Oaks".
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