COVID-19 related information
Learn more about closures and postponements related to the COVID-19 pandemic response.
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 at the Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node page.
Alberta Park Nature Patch
We transformed an underutilized acre of grass under a stand of Douglas fir in the center of the park (between the playground and the dog off leash area) into a lush forest understory setting. The Alberta Park Nature Patch features forest plantings, 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.
Do you dig this beautiful place? Join Friends of the Alberta Nature Patch in monthly stewardship activities! Email Eric Rosewall to get notices about future work party events.
A very special thanks to our community-engagement partner on this project, the Columbia Slough Watershed Council.
Three cheers to Portland's Boy Scout Troop 22 for installing a stream bed rain garden to capture stormwater from the basketball court!
We had a blast rocking and mulching out with the folks from Murray Smith Engineers.
Learn more about Nature Patches around 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