Leave No Trace Spotlight: Mt. Tabor Park

Join Leave No Trace in Mt. Tabor Park, OR – May 9-11, 2024

We hand-select nominated outdoor spaces that need our collective care and attention. By designating them as Spotlights, we’re rallying the local community to step up, join forces with Leave No Trace, and make a meaningful impact that can revitalize and protect these special places where we recreate, enjoy one another’s company, and elevate our health physically, mentally and emotionally. 

Mt. Tabor Park has been selected as a 2024 Leave No Trace Spotlight. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Team will be at Mt. Tabor Park May 9-11, collaborating with hosts and partners on a variety of programs including stewardship projects, workshops, and community outreach.

Opportunities to Get Involved:


Leave No Trace Pop-up Education & Mt. Tabor Park Outreach, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Mt. Tabor Park- Amphitheater (Adjacent to Visitor Center)

Join Leave No Trace and Portland Parks & Recreation staff and partners for engaging outreach and education, meet the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Team, and learn more about Leave No Trace and how to protect Mt. Tabor Park and all your favorite outdoor spaces. Several local agencies and organizations will have information tables set up to share more information about opportunities to get involved locally.

Mt. Tabor Park Walk with a Ranger, 2:00-3:00 pm, Mt. Tabor Park- Amphitheater

Join Portland Parks & Recreation Rangers for an educational and interpretive family-friendly guided walk to learn more about Mt. Tabor Park and how Leave No Trace principles can help protect this special place in the heart of Portland. All skill levels are welcome.


Volunteer Stewardship Project, 9:00 am-11:00 am, Mt. Tabor Park Visitor Center

Join Portland Parks & Recreation, Weed Warriors, and Leave No Trace staff and partners for a fun and family-friendly volunteer day to care for Mt. Tabor Park. Volunteers will work on projects such as removing invasive species (e.g. blackberries) from Picnic Hill and other needed restoration work. Space is limited. Advance sign up is required.

Important information: 

– Bring water, snacks, a hat, sunscreen, and dress for the weather.
– Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
– Long pants and closed-toed shoes are required.
– Tools & supplies provided, but please bring work gloves if you have them.
– Work may entail bending, kneeling, crouching, light lifting and a short walk from the meeting spot.
– Meet at Mount Tabor Park Visitor Center

Questions? Contact Kelley Deas, [email protected],  (503) 314-7851

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