Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Community Gardens

  1. Community gardens help neighbors & families connect with nature

  2. Kennedy Community Garden - overflowing with vegetables & flowers

  3. Kenton Community Garden - a vacant lot transformed into a vibrant neighborhood garden

The Community Gardens program has provided gardening opportunities for the physical and social benefit of the people and neighborhoods of Portland since 1975. There are 50 community gardens located throughout the city, developed and operated by volunteers and PP&R staff, offering a variety of activities.


Sign up for a garden plot by submitting a Garden Plot Request Form. We will assign plots to new gardeners for the 2014 garden season in March and April and continue through July as plots are available. Garden plots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. For gardens where there is not a waitlist and plots are available, the plot assignment process typically takes 2 - 3 weeks.  If no plots are available in the garden(s) you select, you will be put on a waitlist and notified when one becomes available.

Here is a list of community gardens that have space available this spring:

Berrydale Community Garden (SE 90th Ave & Taylor St)
Brentwood Community Garden (SE 57th Ave & Cooper St)
Clarendon Community Garden (N Newark St & Van Houten Ave)
Furey Community Garden (11820 SE Reedway St)
Helensview Community Garden (8678 NE Sumner St)
Johns Community Garden (N Edison St & John Ave)
Kenton Community Garden (N Houghton St & Burrage Ave)
Lents Community Garden (SE 88th Ave & Steele St)
Pier Community Garden (N Iris Way & Barr Ave)
Sumner Community Garden (NE 47th Ave & Sumner St)

Heartbleed Security Notice

A serious security vulnerability known as "Heartbleed" was recently discovered in OpenSSL, a popular software library commonly used by many websites on the internet to encrypt communication between a user's computer and a web server.

PortlandOregon.gov is NOT affected by this vulnerability as it does not use the OpenSSL software library. Please rest assured we are dedicated to protecting your security on this website.