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 in planning; 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 2017.
Currently the nature patch is being covered with mulch to suppress weeds, and landscaping to create planting beds and paths should begin in the second half of 2018.
Help create this space!
Email program coordinator Eric Rosewall to get updates on the project and learn about upcoming landscaping and planting work parties starting in the fall.
This project is in partnership with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.