Discover the Beauty of Peninsula Park Rose Garden

Experience the calm of walking through Portland's oldest public rose garden, opened in 1913

Welcome to Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden, where we are dedicated to preserving the heritage of one of Portland’s most beloved attractions. Our mission is to create a haven of beauty and tranquility in the heart of the city, and we invite you to join us in our efforts. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a gardening aficionado, or simply looking for a peaceful escape, our stunning rose garden is the perfect destination.

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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.

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.

Parks in Context Zine

Parks in Context

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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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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.

Northwest Network
The Garden Conservancy

Portland Parks Foundation
Heartbeat Silent Disco
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