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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Ecologically Sustainable Landscapes

  • Join us December 1st to plant the Hazeltine Nature Patch.

  • PP&R Urban Forestry creating niches in the habitat tree at Hazeltine Park.

  • Super thanks to everyone who came out to help complete the first nature patch at Alberta Park!

Bringing nature to neighborhoods and enhancing park health.

Portland Parks & Recreation's new program brings nature to neighborhood parks. We're adding nature patches to developed park landscapes to provide natural experiences for people and habitat for wildlife. Nature patches will help create unique park spaces that support native pollinators, reduce maintenance, provide education and exploration opportunities, and foster collaboration.

 ~ Nature Patch on the Way in the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood ~


Hazeltine Park Nature Patch

The nature patch at Hazeltine Park is in progress and will be completed this fall. Learn about this cool project and sign up to attend the planting party here.

Hazeltine Nature Patch Rendering

Alberta Park Nature Patch

The first Ecologically Sustainable Landscapes project is complete! The Alberta Park nature patch features an understory forest landscape with lots of flowering plants to support pollinators, an accessible gravel path, and fun natural elements to explore. Learn more about the project here.

Special thanks to our nature patch fans who came out in February, April, and May to add over 3,000 plants!

The Alberta Crew