Mount Tabor Park Competition

Mount Tabor Park Competition

Water is the life force and basic element that shapes our world. The cycles of water with the interdependence of living creatures are played out in the park lands of Mt. Tabor. The park is a direct link between natural elements and the vibrant City.

In the natural setting, water is collected by ravines and gullies, nourishes lush gardens and feeds the hillside stream. The gardens and woodland are a flowering, textured setting with vestiges of the original reservoir encircling the plantings.
The grand walkway is where the spring waters were captured and harnessed to speed the industrial age. In this picturesque landscape the water reclaims its rightful position creating a place to play and promenade. The flowing water table reflects the light and color of the larger landscape. The terraced hillsides create places for both people and pets to stretch their legs and run, to view the expanse of the city and watch the pageantry of the night sky.


Location: Portland, OR
Size: 55 acres
Client: City of Portland, Department of Parks and Recreation
Completion Date: Awarded - 2003

Project Team

GGN, Landscape Architect
Lango Hansen Landscape Architects, Local Landscape Architect
Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Civil and Structural Engineer
CMS Collaborative, Fountain Consultant


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