Portland Parks & Recreation is improving southern Gabriel Park with a more ecologically diverse native landscape.
The Gabriel Park nature patch (identified in pink on the diagram to the right) is currently in the planning stages; with elements including a covered gathering area, native and ornamental flowering shrub beds, and natural seating and habitat features. The nature patch will overlook an expansive new wildflower meadow (seen above, in green on the diagram) that will support native pollinators.
The pollinator meadow was seeded with over thirty varieties of native forbs, grasses, and wildflowers in October; and landscaping to create the nature patch should begin in the second half of 2018.
Help create this space!
Email program coordinator Eric Rosewall, to share your ideas or join the Gabriel nature patch email list to get updates on the project and learn about upcoming landscaping volunteer work parties.
Example gathering structure at Malden Court Community Orchard.