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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Gabriel Park Nature Patch

Gabriel Park Nature Patch Concept

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 pollinator shrub beds and edible garden areas under consideration. The nature patch will overlook an expansive new wildflower meadow (in green) 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 could begin as early as spring of 2018.

Click to view the preliminary concept plan for the project area.

Example of covered area

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 volunteer opportunities like landscaping and building.




Example gathering structure at Malden Court Community Orchard.