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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

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

Wreath Fundraiser for Environmental Education

Buy a Wreath, Make a Wreath 

Buy a Wreath      |     Make a Wreath 

Email us at or call 503-823-1149 (Chrissy) or 503-823-6378 (Kelly).

Because Scents make Cents!

Help us celebrate our 26th year of providing children access to nature!

Our annual wreath fundraiser supports our Environmental Education program, connecting children and youth to Portland’s parks and natural areas through ecology, skills, stewardship and play. At PP&R Environmental Education, we believe that connecting children to their local parks and natural areas when they are young helps them steward and care for our parks as they get older.

Unfortunately, not all of Portland's children and youth have access to nature. Profits from our annual wreath sale allow us the ability to provide programs to participants from under-served neighborhoods at a fraction of the cost. In some cases, we even provide food and transportation. We value a connection to nature through hands-on learning, and we believe that all children and youth deserve the same opportunities to learn.  

Wreath sales help Environmental Education in two ways:
Supporting stewardship in our parks for the future, and furthering our capacity to serve Portland equitably. 


You can help! Here's how to get involved:

  1. Buy a wreath at one of our wreath sale venues! Our diverse selection of greens and cones, paired with our numerous volunteers create the most diverse wreaths around! 

    Minimum Prices:
    Small wreath (10" ring) = $27
    Medium wreath (12" ring) = $37
    Large wreath (14" ring) = $47
    Decorated Cedar Garland (15 feet) = $25
  2. Spread the word! Tell your friends about the wreath sale - word of mouth is still our most powerful tool! Like, share, tweet and hashtag #PortlandParksWreaths so others know about the wreath project!

  3. Donate supplies of fresh greens and bling! Many ornamental shrubs from your own backyard can be used in our wreath-making! Check out our greenery wish list!

  4. Volunteer to make wreaths for a morning or afternoon between Sunday, November 29 - Friday, December 11. Wreath-making takes place at the main greenhouse at Mt Tabor Yard (6437 SE Division St) between the hours of 9:30am and 3:30pm. We suggest at least a 3 hr shift so you have time to learn the ropes! No experience necessary - we'll teach you! Contact Chrissy Larson or call 503-823-3601 to sign up. 

  5. Register for a wreath-making class and learn to make a hand-wrapped wreath! No experience necessary - all instruction and materials included. 

  6. Make a tax-deductible donation. Purchasing a wreath is not tax-deducible, but we can add a donation to your transaction and provide you with a receipt for your donation amount! Calling the Wreath Hotline at 503-823-1149 for more information. 

Where to Buy Your Wreath 

Wreaths are on sale from Monday, November 30 - Monday, December 14.
Check locations below for specific days and times. 

Mt Tabor Yard (6437 SE Division): Monday, Nov 30 - Saturday, Dec 12 (9:30am-3:30pm every day, weekdays and weekends)

Portland Building Customer Service Center (1120 SW 5th Ave): Monday, Nov 30 - Monday, Dec 14 (every Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm)

Hoyt Arboretum Visitor’s Center (4000 SW Fairview Blvd): Monday, Nov 30 - Monday, Dec 14 (every Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm; Sat & Sun, 11am-3pm)

Southwest Community Center
(6820 SW 45th Ave): Saturday, Dec 5 from 10am-2pm

Sellwood Community Center's Snowflakes in Sellwood Holiday Bazaar: Sat, Dec 5, 9am-4pm and Sun, Dec 6, 10am-3pm Sellwood Community Center (1436 SE Spokane St)

Wastewater Treatment Plant (5001 N Columbia Blvd in the Admin Building): Thursday, Dec 10, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Bureau of Planning & Sustainability's "1900 Building" (1900 SW 4th Ave.): Wednesday, Dec 2 3:00pm - 4:30pm and Tuesday, Dec 8, 2:30pm - 4:00pm... Find us in the 2500B conference room!

Wreath-making Classes

Nurture your creative side, learn a new skill,and decorate your home at the same time! Create a DIY winter wreath to display for the holidays through Environmental Education. We offer the greatest diversity of greens in town, individualized instruction, and the time and space to finish your project. Fee includes cost of greens, paddle-wire, rings, ribbon, decorative items and instruction.

All classes begin at 9:30am. Individual wreath making times may vary, however the average for these hand-wrapped wreaths is about four hours.

Please bring a lunch and dress warm! Classes are held in the greenhouse at the PP&R's Mt Tabor Yard located at 6437 SE Division. Enter using the driveway and follow signs through the alley to the wreath greenhouse. All classes are $42 for Portland residents and $58 for non-residents. Call 503-823-1149 with questions.

All proceeds help those with limited opportunities attend PP&R's Environmental Education nature programs!

Class Date Barcode
Sunday, November 29 1038111
Friday, December 4 1038112
Saturday, December 5 1038113
Sunday, December 6 1038114

Register for a Class:

  • ONLINE - click on the barcode and it will take you to the registration page.
  • PHONE - call the Customer Service Center at 503-823-2525.
  • IN PERSON at your local community center!