Build a Rain Garden
A rain garden is landscaping that absorbs water from your roof or driveway.
Homeowners are catching on to rain gardens, a shallow depression in a yard that collects rainwater and sports a variety of flowers, shrubs and grasses.
Rain Garden Homeowner Showcase
Rain Garden Map
Is Your Property Right for a Rain Garden?
Not every property is suitable for a downspout disconnection or a rain garden. To find out if your property is in an area with soil that is likely to drain well enough visit our Gresham View map.
- Click on: “show map layers” then select Downspout Disconnection/Rain Garden Area, then select “hide map layers.”
- Enter your address into the search box at the top of the map.
- If your house is highlighted in purple, you are in an area where it may be safe to disconnection your downspouts and build a rain garden. Soil drainage tests must be conducted to confirm. See our guidelines.
Keri Handaly at 503-618-2657 or Keri.Handaly@GreshamOregon.gov.
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