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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.

Burst of Joy Rose

Want to Know More About Rose Care?

Visit our Let’s Talk Rose Care blog. We discuss planting, pruning, winter care, diseases and pests, and more!

Garden Tours

Did you know you can get a guided tour of the Peninsula Park Rose Garden? If you have a small group of up to 6 people, please contact us at to arrange a tour.

Art in the Rose Garden

Peninsula Park Memory Project

Do you have special memories of visiting Peninsula Park or the Rose Garden? We are collecting the memories of residents and visitors to the Park and Garden. Click here for more information.

Rose Map of Peninsula Park Rose Garden
Download Garden Map

You can print this map or view the PDF on your phone. It lists all of the roses in the garden.

Volunteer Photos

Click to see the latest Volunteer photos from Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Want to Volunteer?

Click to find out more about volunteering at Peninsula Park Rose Garden

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.

Peninsula Park Rose Garden

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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.

Track It Forward

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.

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