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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

  • CLICK HERE to sign up to plant the Hazeltine Nature Patch on December 1.

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 Coming Soon to Gabriel Park in SW Portland

Work will begin this fall to create planting beds, install fencing, and lay paths at the Gabriel Park Nature Patch. Check out the plan for the garden here.

Learn about the Gabriel park Nature Patch.

Nature Patch in Progress at Hazeltine Park in SE Portland

Landscaping on the Hazeltine Park Nature Patch is finished and we're starting to plant. 

Learn about the project and sign up to attend the planting party on December 1st here.

Hazeltine Nature Patch Ready to Plant

Nature Patch Thriving at Alberta Park in NE Portland

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 natural elements to explore. Learn more about the project here.

Special thanks to our nature patch fans who pitched in to add over 3,000 plants!

The Alberta Crew