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Hazeltine Park

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Hazeltine Park Nature Patch

The Hazeltine Nature Patch is focused around the edges of the park with a central lawn area for activities and includes a variety of flowering native and ornamental pollinator-friendly plants, two wildlife trees carved with critter niches, a picnic area, and several nature spots with logs and boulders.

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.

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The park is named in honor of longtime neighborhood residents Dick and Opal Hazeltine. Dick is considered by many as a "founder" of the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. For several decades, he has been at the forefront of many neighborhood improvement initiatives, including the building of the community center, establishing the neighborhood watch program, and organizing neighborhood clean-ups. His tireless efforts resulted in the development of the Nehalem property into a neighborhood park. 

View photos from the 2018 park rededication event

Park Location or Entrance

5416 SE Flavel Drive
Portland, OR 97206

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

Park amenities/activities

Horseshoe Pit
Nature Patch

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