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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

Alberta Park Looking into the Nature Patch

Alberta Park Site Plan

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.

Click to view the project plan and plant list.

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