Join Us for the Ice Cream Social!

When: Friday, July 14th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Where: At the canopies and tables near the fountain in the Peninsula Park Rose Garden, on the Ainsworth St. end of Peninsula Park.

What: Bring the whole family to enjoy the ice cream social in the garden. Art activities for the kids and easy gardening tasks in the rose garden. We’ll show you how to deadhead the roses. Spend 30 minutes in the garden or finish one art project (for kids only) and get a free Ruby Jewel Ice Cream Sandwich.

We have the supplies you’ll need, and plenty of volunteers to help guide you in the garden. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Friday evening, July 14th (6:00-8:00 pm)

Announcing Art in the Rose Garden 2017

We invite artists and art lovers to attend our third annual Art in the Rose Garden show on Sunday, July 30, 2017. The show, which has quickly become a popular summer attraction, joins the Rose Festival calendar this year as one of the Festival’s sanctioned events. Free and open to the public, the show features Pacific Northwest artists in a variety of media, including oils, watercolors, ceramics, photography and glass.

We also offer sponsorship opportunities to individuals and businesses interested in supporting this great community art event. Come celebrate art in one of Portland’s most spectacular settings.

Read more information about Art in the Rose Garden 

Learn all about our new Adopt-A-Rose program!

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Moss Removal Guidelines

Check out our video on how to safely remove moss from brick work, demonstrated by master Stonemason Gabriel Weiss.
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.

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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!
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Come for a Stroll Today

In 1912, Emanuel Mische designed the Rose Garden in a formal French style, with a central fountain, and intended the garden to be a ‘strolling’ garden. It’s still a wonderful place to spend a few hours, strolling, sitting, relaxing and enjoying thousands of roses.

Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Peninsula Park sits between N. Albina Ave. and Kerby St., bounded on the North by N. Rosa Parks Blvd. and on the South by N. Ainsworth St. Located in the historic Piedmont neighborhood, the Park and Rose Garden are easily accessible by bike, a half-mile walk from the Rosa Parks MAX station on Interstate Blvd., or by the TriMet #4 Division/Fessenden bus.

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 or by postal mail at:

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