Portland Parks & Recreation is improving Alberta Park with a more ecologically diverse natural landscape. An acre-sized stand of Douglas fir in the center of the park (between the playground and the dog off leash area) has been transformed into a lush understory setting. The Alberta Park nature patch features forest plantings, an accessible gravel path, nurse logs, root wads, boulders and more. These enhancements not only add beauty and natural elements to explore, but improve habitat for birds and other native pollinators.
Many thanks to neighbors and community members who came out in February and May to add over 3,000 plants to the nature patch!
A very special thanks to our community-engagement partner on this first sustainable landscape project, the Columbia Slough Watershed Council.
Three cheers to Portland's Boy Scout Troop 22 for installing a stream bed rain garden to capture stormwater from the basketball court!