THE ROSE GARDEN

When Portland's Parks Engineer William Dougherty designed the circular garden in Deering Oaks Park, he wanted a place for a floral display. That was back in the early 1930s and roses were not part.... 

PROJECTS

FARMERS' MARKET

One can purchase wonderful vegetables and fruits at the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays in Deering Oaks. And oh, the flowers! That’s what makes the event...

CASTLE IN THE PARK

In 1894 Frederick Thompson, a prominent local architect, designed the Castle building as a cozy shelter complete with a large fireplace. Most all of the....

KIDS PLAYING IN THE PARK

​The Deering Oaks playground has been completely transformed!  Plans are underway to create a very unique community play space with natural elements emphasized...

THE TREES

The native trees in Deering Oaks pre-date the park being a park. There is a great cross-section of an old tree from the park in the Children’s museum on Congress Street that has a time line that counts the rings.  That particular tree is over 200 years...

LIGHTING

​Let's face it, from Thanksgiving through late spring, night time is pretty long in our northern city!  Artistic and eco-friendly LED lighting adorns the park, making it a pleasure to take a walk or go ice skating on a crisp winter evening.

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