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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

  • Nature Patch Coming to Irving Park this Fall

  • Nature Patch Coming to Midland Park this Fall

  • The Columbia Park Nature Patch

  • The Lents Park Nature Patch

  • The Alberta Park Nature Patch

  • The Gabriel Park Nature Patch

  • The Hazeltine Park Nature Patch

  • The Wilshire 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 are unique natural garden spaces that support native pollinators and offer fun opportunities for education and exploration.

 Nature Patch Complete at Lents Park in East Portland

Many thanks to everyone in the Lents Lents Neighborhood for helping plant the patch in February. Learn about the project here.

Lents Neighbors Plant the Patch


Nature Patch Sprouting at Columbia Park in North Portland

Over 100 volunteers came out in January 2020 to finish planting this beautiful garden. Learn about the project here.

The Crew at the Columbia Nature Patch Planting.

Nature Patch Growing at Gabriel Park in Southwest 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! Learn about the project here.

The Crew at the Gabriel Nature Patch Planting.

Nature Patch Blooming at Hazeltine Park in Southeast 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. Learn more about the project here.

Cutting the ribbon on the Hazeltine Park Nature Patch.

Nature Patch Thriving at Alberta Park in Northeast 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 Park Nature Patch Planting Crew