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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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Alberta Park Nature Patch

The first Ecologically Sustainable Landscapes project is complete at Alberta Park, and it's an amazing space!

Alberta Park Looking into the Nature Patch

Alberta Nature Patch Plan & Plant List

We transformed an underutilized acre of grass under a stand of Douglas fir in the center of the park (between the playground and the dog off leash area) into a lush forest understory setting. The Alberta Park Nature Patch features forest plantings, nurse logs, root wads, boulders, and an accessible gravel path. These enhancements not only add beauty and natural elements to explore but improve habitat for birds and other native pollinators. Click to view the project plan and plant list.

Do you dig this beautiful place? Join Friends of the Alberta Nature Patch in monthly stewardship activities! 

Please email us here to get notices about the next work party.


The Alberta CrewMany thanks to neighbors and community members who came out in February and May to add over 3,000 plants to the nature patch! 

Columbia Slough Watershed Council

A very special thanks to our community-engagement partner on this first sustainable landscape project, the Columbia Slough Watershed Council.

Volunteer Rock Stars!


Three cheers to Portland's Boy Scout Troop 22 for installing a stream bed rain garden to capture stormwater from the basketball court!

Stream Bed Troop 22

We had a blast rocking and mulching out with the folks from Murray Smith Engineers in April :)

Murray Smith Volunteers