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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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Portland Memory Garden
Portland Memory Garden
Portland Memory Garden
Portland Memory Garden
SE 104th Avenue and Powell Blvd Locate this site in PortlandMaps

Amenities
Includes public garden, and visitor attraction.
Public Garden


Related Information
FPMG Newsletter - Winter 2012.pdf (PDF Document, 736.7 Kb)
FPMG Newsletter - Spring 2012.pdf (PDF Document, 1,010.9 Kb)
FPMG Newsletter - Summer 2012.pdf (PDF Document, 1,186.3 Kb)
FPMG Newsletter - Fall 2012.pdf (PDF Document, 1,065.5 Kb)

Special Information
Portland Memory Garden is located on the east end of Ed Bendict Park at SE 140th and Bush Street, one block south of SE Powell Blvd.

For more information, visit the Friends of the Portland Memory Garden (FPMG)

To reserve a wedding at this site, visit Weddings in Portland's parks, gardens, and natural areas, or call the Customer Service Center at 503-823-2525.

Accessibility Information

Parking
- Street parking
- Two designated parking spaces
- Paved pathway to the garden loop
- Garen loop is fully paved and includes seating areas for companions

Play Area - located in Ed Benedict Park
- Engineered mulch surface
- Ramp into play area

Play Equipment - located in Ed Benedict Park
- Transfer station
- Sensory play elements

Other Amenities
- Accessible restroom - located in Ed Benedict Park
- Accessible picnic area - located in Ed Benedict Park

Historical Information
Located in the southeast corner of Ed Benedict Park, this garden is especially designed for people with Alzheimer's disease and other memory problems: the site is relatively flat and is away from other park activity and significant traffic noise. The garden was dedicated in May 2002 and is one of eight memory gardens in the U.S., and one of only two built on public land. The garden is a national demonstration garden project, created as part of the 100 Parks, 100 Years centennial celebration of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

This project was a collaborative effort among the Oregon-Greater Idaho Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, American Society of Landscape Architects, Center of Design for an Aging Society, Portland State University/School of Urban Studies & Planning, Legacy Health Systems, and Portland Parks & Recreation.