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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

  • Sign up here to plant the Gabriel Park Nature Patch on March 9.

  • The Alberta Park Nature Patch - Fall 2017

  • The Alberta Park Nature Patch - Summer 2018

  • Thanks to everyone who helped plant the Hazeltine Park Nature Patch!

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 finishing up at Gabriel Park in SW Portland

We had a fantastic day on March 9th installing native plants at Gabriel Park. Thanks to everyone who helped bring this space to life!

The Crew at the Gabriel Nature Patch Planting.

Nature Patch Recently Completed at Hazeltine Park in SE Portland

The Brentwood-Darlington community came together on December 1st to complete planting the Hazeltine Nature Patch and rededicate the park with Richard Hazeltine and family.

Cutting the ribbon on the Hazeltine Park Nature Patch.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