Rent the Sara Hite Memorial Rose Garden

Named for a former Milwaukie Center Director, the one-acre formal Sara Hite Memorial Rose Garden is located immediately south of Milwaukie Center and the entrance to North Clackamas Park.

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The Rose Garden’s central red brick plaza is surrounded by manicured rose beds at ground level and framed at four corners by raised beds, walkways and low plantings. The open plaza comfortably seats 200 guests and can flexibly accommodate a variety of layouts for your event. A large covered gazebo (22’ x 36’) is also available within the garden.


White folding chairs can be reserved at additional charge with your rental. Permanent benches offer informal seating at the edges of the plaza and outer walkways.

Please note that the use of amplified sound or music is not permitted.


The garden is constructed at one level. Walkways are paved with concrete and memorial bricks. (Contact the Friends of the Milwaukie Center, Inc to purchase a brick to memorialize your event or a loved one.)

The gazebo is equipped with steps fronting on the plaza plus a wheelchair ramp.


The Rose Garden is available for use between the hours of 10 am and 10 pm. Call 503-794-8013 for information on rental rates, deposits, rental policies or to make an appointment for a tour with the Facility Use Coordinator.

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