Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)
1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204
Please note that Bond-funded construction is ramping up at the Rose Garden. The majority of the Garden will continue to be open to visitors, but access will be very limited for at least the next two months.
If you do visit the Garden, please use caution as the Garden paths are shared with construction equipment and vehicles. For your safety, please stay out of any areas closed off. Garden visitors should expect that access may change often, as the work moves around the site, and there will be noise and construction debris.
The ramp near the Rose Garden Store is now closed off to the public, as excavation of this pathway begins. The ramp will stay closed until the re-grading, re-paving, and handrail installation is completed.
This impacts access to the Garden for anyone using a wheelchair, a stroller, a walker, or with limited mobility.
We apologize in advance, but the good news is that access will be MUCH BETTER at the completion of this project!
There will be occasional concrete pours which require construction vehicles to use some of the Rose Garden parking spaces for up to a day at a time. The vehicle shown below uses a giant hose and crane to allow construction workers to pour concrete into the Garden from above!
After a very long winter and a cold, wet spring, the Rose Garden is only just starting to wake up, and no major blooms have been spotted yet. (Let us know when you spot one!).
Project Groundbreaking, February 24, 2017 - L to R: Harry Landers, Rose Garden Curator; Mike Abbaté, Parks Director; Jim Stahl, Rosarian Prime Minister; Kimberly Bown, President of the Friends of the Washington Park International Rose Test Garden; Michael Humphrey, President of the Portland Rose Society; and Amanda Fritz, Portland Parks Commissioner.
With funding from the Parks Replacement Bond, this project will remove ADA accessibility barriers from the main promenade within the Rose Garden and improve the connection to the parking lot, so that all Portland residents and visitors can equally enjoy this space for the next 100 years. The Washington Park International Rose Test Garden will celebrate its Centennial anniversary in 2017.
Robin Laughlin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-823-5588
Public Involvement Coordinator
Maija Spencer, email@example.com, 503-823-5593
Winter 2016 - Spring 2016
Design Process and Public Involvement
Summer 2016 - Fall 2016
Permitting and Bidding
March 2017 - June 2017
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