Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (BEECN)
A Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (pronounced beacon) is a place to go in Portland after a major earthquake to ask for emergency assistance if phone service is down, or report severe damage or injury. More information can be found on the Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node page.
Alberta Park Tree Tour
Alberta Park Nature Patch
Completed in 2018 as the first pilot for the Ecologically Sustainable Landscapes Initiative, an acre of struggling grass under a stand of Douglas fir was converted into a lush forest garden. The Alberta Park Nature Patch features a unique variety of native and ornamental plants, nurse logs, root wads, boulders, and an accessible gravel path. These enhancements not only add beauty and natural elements to explore but improve habitat for birds and other native pollinators.
Learn more about Nature Patches in Portland
Portland Parks & Recreation is adding nature patches to developed park landscapes to provide natural experiences for people and habitat for wildlife. Nature patches are unique natural garden spaces that support native pollinators and offer fun opportunities for education and exploration.
- Street parking
- Paved pathway to play area
- 250 feet to play area
- Rubberized surface for the main play structure
- Rubberized surface for merry-go-round (no access path)
- Engineered mulch for swings/slides
- Transfer station
- Sensory play elements
- Accessible restroom