Become a Member of the Friends
Join the Friends’ Membership Program to help us fund our volunteer program, speakers series, and other events and activities.
Weddings, Quinceañeras, Picnics, Parties
Are you looking for information about the services at Peninsula Park, such as reserving picnic areas, the Band Shell for weddings, or about the community center? You’ll need to contact Portland Parks & Recreation at one of the links shown to the right.
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 100+ 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! You might also be interested in the Friends Membership Program.
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.