Memorial Stone for Dick and Opal Hazeltine

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association has placed a memorial stone in Hazeltine Park, commemorating Opal’s Garden and honoring Dick and Opal Hazeltine.  The Hazeltine’s spent decades volunteering in the neighborhood and are responsible for many of the community spaces we enjoy today.  We encourage everyone to visit Hazeltine Park and spend a moment at Opal’s Garden, climb the logs in the sustainable nature patch, and enjoy the space the neighborhood built together.

Thank you to local business Affordable Family Memorials for creating and placing this beautiful stone.  Thank you to the 2019-20 BDNA Board for approving funding for this stone.

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Hazeltine Park Stewardship Party

Join Portland Parks staff as they weed and tidy the nature patch at Hazeltine Park on Tuesday, June 25th from 11:30AM-1:30PM.  Neighbors are encouraged to join!  Extra tools and gloves provided or bring your own.

Hazeltine Park Ribbon Cutting and Planting Event a Huge Success!

On Saturday, December 1st, Dick Hazeltine cut the ribbon on his namesake park with Portland Parks and Recreation Project Manager Eric Rosewall.

Volunteers from the Johnson Creek Watershed, Scout Pack 523, Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association, and more worked through the rainy morning to beautify this community space.

A memorial tree to Dick’s late wife, Opal Hazeltine, who was instrumental in the park’s formation, was planted in approximately the spot her desk occupied when the space was home to the community policing building.

Longtime neighbor and BDNA board member, Malcolm Hancock, presented Dick Hazeltine with a model swing set for the park.

Dick Hazeltine (left) gave his approval with Eric Rosewall (right) after the planting was completed.

Be sure to visit Hazeltine Park’s completed playscape area and join us in the spring to finish the planting!

To learn more about the Hazeltine Park Sustainable Nature Patch project, click here.

Thank you to Ken Rumbaugh, Community Engagement Coordinator at Portland Parks & Recreation for taking these photos.  Click here to view the whole album.