Mother and children visit Peninsula Park Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon

About the Friends

Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our mission is to preserve, protect and enhance Peninsula Park Rose Garden as a heritage resource for all generations. Founded in 2012, the organization received its nonprofit status in 2014. Members of the Friends group volunteer their time and energy to enhance and maintain the beauty of this historic garden for the benefit of the Piedmont neighborhood, the Portland community at large, and the many visitors who enjoy strolling through the garden, sitting by its fountain or using the garden as a backdrop for weddings and other important personal events.

Also, learn about our Adopt-a-Rose program: you get to honor someone you care about and help the garden at the same time! Click the button to learn more.

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Peninsula Park Rose Garden

How Your Donations Help...

Donations to Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden are tax-deductible, and are used to help us preserve and enhance the historic Peninsula Park Rose Garden and its 103 year old masonry. Click the button to make a donation via PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account to donate. Thank you!

Visit Portland’s Oldest Public Rose Garden

Emanuel Mische designed and oversaw the construction and opening of the Peninsula Park Rose Garden in 1913. A traditional French design for a strolling garden with a fountain in the center, Mische based his design on original sketches by the Olmstead Brothers firm, where he was employed while designing the garden and other parks in Portland. Mische later went on to become Portland’s first Parks director. Peninsula Park Rose Garden celebrated its Centennial in 2013.

Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Peninsula Park Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon’s oldest public rose garden, opened in 1913 and was designed by Emanuel Mische. The rose garden is a traditional French design, based on initial plans by the Olmstead Brothers firm, where Mische had worked before taking the job as Portland’s first Parks director.

Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to the preservation of the historic Peninsula Park Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon.
You can reach us by email at info@dev.marksmallwood.com or by postal mail at:

Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden
1631 NE Broadway
PMB 421
Portland, OR 97232

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