Rose Care Class Rescheduled
to Saturday, June 26th at 1:00 pm
Portland Parks Foundation 20th Anniversary Posters
Portland Parks Foundation has released a set of 4 posters, depicting 4 of the iconic parks in the Portland Parks system. As you can see above, Peninsula Park and the Rose Garden are the subject of artist Jodie Beechum’s lovely print. Other prints include Laurelhurst Park, Wildwood Trail, and Alberta Park. Posters can be purchased individually on the PPF website.
It’s Official! June in Portland is the City of Gardens Month
On June 2, 2021, the Portland City Council celebrated this distinct feature of our city’s landscape with an official proclamation declaring Portland the “City of Gardens” and every June, henceforth, “City of Gardens Month.”
The Portland Parks Foundation (PPF), working with Parks Commissioner Carmen Rubio, developed the proclamation and campaign. “Anyone who has been out walking recently can’t help but notice the explosion of blooms that greet Portlanders and our visitors every June,” said Commissioner Rubio. “As our region begins to open up, these amazing horticultural—and cultural—features deserve our celebration, whether they exist in backyards or public spaces.”
Over the last year, with generous contributions from Suzanne and John Bishop and US Bank, PPF developed the first comprehensive guide to 19 of Portland metropolitan area’s public gardens.
FREE Rose Care Class, now June 26th
To celebrate the City of Gardens, we are offering a FREE rose care class at Peninsula Park Rose Garden on Saturday, June 26th, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Meet near the fountain. No registration necessary. Just show up!
Play Our Scavenger Hunt!
Look below for our downloadable Scavenger Hunt game, suitable for kids from 1 to 102!
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.