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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Rose planting at Peninsula Park

By David Nguyen

Join us for the biggest planting day of the year!


Portland Parks & Recreation is recruiting volunteers to help plant 1,200 donated roses (valued at $8,000!) in Peninsula Park, Portland’s first public rose garden. Planting kicked off this morning at 8:00 and will continue on Friday from 8:00 - 2:00.

The roses, donated by Star Roses of California, are a new low-maintenance, pest-resistant breed. We're excited to welcome these bright, fragrant roses to Peninsula Park!

Last year, volunteers contributed 4,500 hours to caring for PP&R's roses! To join the crew on Friday, RSVP with PP&R Horticulturist Mark McKinney at 503-823-6229.


For information about other volunteer opportunities, email