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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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Kingsley Community Garden development
Kingsley Park Community Garden
11498 NW St. Helens Road, in the Linnton neighborhood Locate this site in PortlandMaps
503-823-1612

General Info
Acreage: 0.15
Acquired in 1924

Amenities
Includes community garden.
Community Garden


Related Information
Kingsley Community Garden Map.pdf (PDF Document, 973.1 Kb)
Plot Map

Program Information
Since the late 1970s, Kingsley Park was mostly unused until a group of Linnton neighbors proposed a community garden be built. Community champions worked with Portland Parks & Recreation to secure funding for the project from West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Bureau of Environmental Services’ Community Watershed Stewardship Program. Community members built raised beds, mulched paths, and removed over 2,000 square feet of blackberries, and replanted with native plants to provide food and forage for pollinators and wildlife. The garden provides space for thirty families to grow food and develop community connections.

Opened the spring of 2017.

Historical Information
Kingsley Park is located in the Willamette watershed between Forest Park and the Willamette River and specifically, in the community of Linnton between NW St. Helens Rd (Highway 30) and the railroad tracks, within the City of Portland. Kingsley Park is 1.14 acres of land donated to the City in 1924 and was used as a park until the late 1970s, when the playground equipment was removed.