Portland Parks & Recreation is improving Gabriel Park with an ecologically diverse landscape.
Designed in partnership with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the Gabriel Park Nature Patch will have elements including native and ornamental flowering shrub beds, natural seating and habitat features, and a covered gathering area. The nature patch, across from the community garden and orchard, will overlook the beautiful pollinator meadow to the north that has over thirty varieties of native forbs, grasses, and wildflowers to support wildlife.
Landscaping to create planting beds and paths will take place this fall and work will continue until spring 2019 - check out the plan below.
Help create this space!
Email program coordinator Eric Rosewall to get updates on the project and learn about upcoming landscaping and planting events.
The nature patch will have a shelter, modeled on this one seen at Sabin School, to host community gatherings.
The nature patch will overlook an expansive pollinator meadow seen here during early establishment summer 2018.