Volunteer opportunity. Get your Green On at Nadaka Nature Park. Help restore this unique urban habitat

Friends of Nadaka invites you to 'Get A Little Dirty'! Get your Greeen On and help restore this unique urban habitat.  Clean-up schedule and info here!
Nadaka Nature Park, Gresham OR

Volunteer opportunity


Get your Green on!

Lend a hand. Help restore this
unique urban habitat.

Cleanup's & Events
at Nadaka Nature Park

Friends of Nadaka have received grants for the development of the Nadaka Nature Park which requires matching volunteer hours so your support is needed and greatly appreciated. See you at the park!

Scheduled Events:

  • Please check our website &
    events calendar (to your right)

    While enjoying the park please pick-up any litter and deposit in the trash can near the entrances.
    See you at the park!

Nadaka Nature Park
175th & NE Pacific St
Gresham, OR
Get Map!

Visit 'Friends of Nadaka' on Facebook for the latest news and happenings at the park!
On Facebook at
Friends of Nadaka
View more Nadaka Nature Park photos at Metro's website. (Click the small camera inside the Nadaka section)

Event info
Be prepared to get a little dirty and to have fun by supporting and volunteering with Friends of Nadaka and Wilkes East Neighborhood Association.

Rain or Shine! Come dressed for weather and help improve Nadaka Nature Park. Bring working gloves & a water bottle if you have them. Volunteer as long as you can. Drinks and snacks will be provided for volunteers.

No pre-registration required. Volunteers younger than 18 will need a signed waiver (available at the event).

More Info
For more information about Nadaka Nature Park cleanups or to get involved with Friends of Nadaka contact Lee Dayfield by email at leedayfield@wilkeseastna.org. See our website calendar for more Nadaka Nature Park events and activities.

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About Nadaka
Nadaka Nature Park is a designated 10-acre open space "natural area" acquired by the City of Gresham from the Camp Fire organization in 1995 that includes a walking trail loop, tall trees, native plants, and a beautiful grassy meadow. Formerly the Camp Fire Girl organization's Nature Day Camp (Na-Da-Ka). Nadaka is located in the Wilkes East Neighborhood just north of 176th & NE Glisan St. There two public entrances to the nature park. The south entrance is at 176th & NE Glisan (park in St Aidans Church east lot) and the north entrance at 176h & NE Pacific Ave (park curbside). Get Map!

About the Nelson Property
The Nelson Property is a 2.0-acre parcel located adjacent to and south of the City-owned Nadaka Nature Park, fronting NE Glisan Street at NE 176th.

In 2009 Wilkes East Neighborhood Association and Friends of Nadaka successfully obtained a Metro Nature in Neighborhoods Capital Grant, a grant from the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and a donation from the Nelson Family Trust to purchase the 2.0 arce site for use as a neighborhood park. The Trust For Public Lands negotiated the purchase.

The Master Plan includes approximately 1/3 of the property to be community gardens and orchard. There will also be picnic tables, a nature-based play area, and public restrooms. A walking loop will connect the Nelson Neighborhood Park with Nadaka Nature Park. You can view the master plan drawing here. The Nelson Property Summary Report and Community Forum Summary Reports (located here, and here) are available on the City's website.

Nadaka Nature Park, Garden Project Master Plan. Neighborhood park to be completed with community gardens, a nature-based play area, picnic shelter and improved walking trail. Info here!
Garden Project Plan. Click to enlarge

Related Content

Nadaka: A Love Story. See how perseverance and community involvement built Nadaka Nature Park & Community Gardens. Watch video here!
See how perseverance and community involvement built Nadaka Nature Park

Nadaka Nature Park & Garden 'Grand Opening' Sat Apr 04, 2015 10AM-12PM. 17550 NE Pacific St, Gresham OR. Nature Park and Community Garden on 12 beautiful acres! Fun info by Audubon Society of Portland, Slough School and ONPLAY. Public Officials and Project Partners. Refreshments and Fun for the Whole Family! Watch video here!

Nadaka Nature Park is supported in part through the generous efforts of these organizations: (Hover supporter's logo for additional information)

Audubon Society of Portland. Building a region where people and wildlife flourish together
Audubon Society
of Portland
The Trust for Public Land conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come
The Trust For
Public Land
East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District: We help people care for their land
East Multnomah Soil &
Water Conservation District

Wilkes East Neighborhood, PO Box 536, Fairview OR 97024. Diversity, Harmony, Community -- Together we can make a difference
Wilkes East Neighborhood
Your elected regional government, Metro is helping to make the Portland metropolitan area an extraordinary place to live, work and play
Oregon Metro
Regional Government
St Aidan's Episcopal Church, Gresham Oregon. Spread the Promise of Jesus Christ in and beyond our community through worship, education, fellowship, and outreach
St Aidan's
Episcopal Church
SOLVE, It's our nature to volunteer. Oregonians volunteering to improve the environment and build a legacy of stewardship
Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Portland OR. To foster action to protect, enhance, restore and revitalize the Slough and its watershed
Columbia Slough
Watershed Council
Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian Universalist - a Welcoming Congregation. A liberal religious fellowship in East Multnomah County,  Gresham, Oregon.
Eastrose Fellowship UU
Human Solutions - Building Pathways out of Poverty. Helping eliminate barriers to escaping poverty through emergency family shelter, job training, affordable housing, eviction prevention, and emergency household assistance.
Human Solutions
Schools Uniting Neighborhoods. SUN builds student success and strengthens communities by expanding school-based services for children, parents and neighborhood residents.
Schools Uniting
H.B. Lee Middle School is located at the mouth of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Part of the Reynolds School District, serving several smaller suburban towns in the East Portland & Gresham, Oregon metropolitan area.
HB Lee Middle School
Verde NW - Bridging the Green Divide. Improving the economic health of disadvantaged communities by creating environmental job training, employment, and entrepreneurial opportunities, fostering the connection between economic vitality and environmental protection and restoration.
Verde NW
Coalition for a Livable Future. Working to protect, restore, and maintain healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities. The Coalition for a Livable Future unites over 100 diverse organizations and hundreds of individuals to promote healthy and sustainable communities in the Portland-Vancouver region.
Coalition for a
Livable Future
SnowCap Community Charities is a philanthropic organization created to provide food, clothing, advocacy and other services to the poor. New programs included English language instruction, community gardens, and home delivered food boxes for seniors. Founded in 1967, SnowCap has served the needs of over 1.4 million people in East Multnomah County.<br />
Community Charities
The goal of the Rockwood Neighborhood Association is to bring together our diverse residents and give them opportunities to become involved in their community and foster a sense of neighborhood pride.
Rockwood Neighborhood
Pacific Gardens - Alzhiemer's Special Care center. Providing quality personal services for our residents, while honoring the experience of aging.
Pacific Gardens
Special Care Center
The Rockwood Community Action Team meets every first Monday of each month<br />
at the Rockwood Library, 179th SE Stark, Gresham OR, from 2:30pm -4pm. For more contact Sandra Casillas by phone at 503-707-6074, or email rockwoodaction@gmail.com Grow Portland is an entrepreneurial nonprofit organization dedicated to the expansion of urban gardening and urban agriculture in the Portland metro area. To grow healthy food, the organization uses a simple, powerful approach: connect diverse populations with knowledge, supplies and land.
Grow Portland
Meyer Memorial Trust. Investing in people, ideas and efforts that deliver significant social benifit to Oregon and Clark County, Washington
Meyer Memorial Trust