If you love the Hazeltine Park Nature Patch, there are two opportunities to help plant them in other parks: January 25th and February 1st!
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.
Join the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and Portland Parks & Recreation to install hundreds of native, pollinator-friendly plants and cut the ribbon on the new natural landscape with our guest of honor and park namesake, Dick Hazeltine. We will also be planting a tree to honor Mr. Hazeltine’s late wife, Opal Hazeltine, who was instrumental in the development of the original park. (There will be a second event to finish spring planting on March 23rd.)
Saturday, December 9, 9:00 AM-noon
Join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Johnson Creek Watershed Council to plant native plants along Crystal Springs! Native shrubs will help provide shade to keep the creek cool for salmon and other wildlife, and will also prevent erosion of soil into the creek. Wear long thick pants, a long-sleeved shirt and sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle, rain gear and sunhat. Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea and snacks provided. Children welcome, and must be accompanied by an attentive adult.
Meet at: West side of Johnson Creek Park, SE Sherritt & SE 23rd Ave.
Ride/walk to the Natural Area on the Springwater Corridor trail: www.PortlandOregon.gov/parks/springwatermap
Tri-met bus: #31, #32, #33, #99, #70
RSVP to JCWC: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.652.7477 x.101