PORTLAND — On Thursday, the city will host its fourth annual “Green Space Gathering” – an effort aimed at introducing residents to city parks and educating them about upcoming projects, the city said in a press release.

City staff will talk about last year’s achievements, as well as highlights for the upcoming year.

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This year’s projects include the restoration of Fort Allen Park and replacing the lights at Fitzpatrick Stadium, the city said.

Last year’s projects included the Eastern Cemetery Master Plan, a citywide tree inventory, Taylor Street Park and Playground upgrades, and the installation of fitness stations at several schools and on the Back Cove Trail.

Thursday’s gathering will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Ocean Avenue Elementary School.

A keynote address will be delivered by Eliza Townsend, a former state legislator, Maine League of Conservation Voters executive director and Maine Department of Conservation commissioner.