Tuesday, July 8, 2008

blog #121 >> Peninsula Park

This Sunday my parents and I took the Model A up to Peninsula Park.
Peninsula Park is my favorite Portland Park (not Laurelhurst Park although it's also nice.)
Peninsula Park was build in the 1900's and it includes the city's first public rose garden, first community center, a bandstand, and Portland's second oldest playground. My grandma tells stories of how when The Portland Zoo first got its penguins their cage wasn't ready yet so they lived for a few month's at the Peninsula Park swimming pool. The two-acre rose garden is simply amazing with 8,900 rose plants and 65 variations. It's the only sunken rose garden in Portland. If you'd like to visit Peninsula Park and I highly recommend it if you live in Portland. The entrance to the rose garden is on Albina Ave, between Ainsworth & Rosa Parks Way.


Anonymous said...

How fun! And what a great little getaway! :) I love the roses too - it almost looks like a snippit out of Alice and Wonderland!

Anonymous said...

Your photos of the roses and the park are beautiful. A lovely picnic. LM

3rdEyeMuse said...

what an amazing place ... looks like it's worth a trip to Portland just for the garden. :) thanks for sharing the lovely photo's.