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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

Portland's first nature patch - at Alberta Park - is an amazing space!

View of the nature patch.

Alberta Nature Patch Plan & Plant ListWe 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.


Alberta Planting Photos

Many 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 CouncilA very special thanks to our community-engagement partner on this 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