4512 S.E. 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97266
Phone: (503) 774-8876
Fax: (503) 788-9473
One of many Portland parks established in the 1920s, this one has a community center that has replaced the original pool house. It includes a recreational pool and waterslide, lap pool with six lanes, spa, lockers, and changing rooms and classrooms. The winding bark path lit by old-fashioned street lamps still weaves between old-growth trees. Mt. Scott Park is another perfect picnic park, but bring your own barbecue.
This beautiful city park is nestled near Interstate Highway 205, and makes a great place to get a break from the freeway when driving gets too stressful. It is just south of Powell Boulevard and Holgate Avenue, where traffic on the north-south interstate can get bad. There is usually a softball or baseball game going on here. You will also find a basketball court, playground, restrooms and more field space. There are picnic tables and a horseshoe pit and there are no fees.
Glenwood Park, this neighborhood park, another of Portland's many beautiful parks, resembles a natural stadium the way the old-growth trees surround the fields on these seven and a half acres. There are many things to do here including baseball, tennis, soccer and picnicking. There's also a wading pool and playground for the kids. All ages will be glad to know there are rest rooms here, too. The southeast part of town is often overlooked, but it can be less crowded.
Consider this the ultimate family park. With 14 acres of grassy meadows, families can often be found using many of the park areas. Cement paths are perfect for bike rides on sunny afternoons or for those visitors in wheelchairs who need a smooth surface to travel the park. Baseball and softball fields, tennis and volleyball courts, and a fun playground for the little ones are all within reach at Brentwood. Spend the day.
This beautiful reservoir that is popularly known as the Portland City Reservoir was a basin of water that was used for the purpose of the city. This stone structure that was built consisted of water that were used by the people of the city for various purposes as well household chores and for drinking too. This reservoir located at the Mount Tabor Park is historical to the people of Portland and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Established in 1921, this 13-acre park received an overhaul in 1997 and now boasts a playground, paths and restrooms. The addition of artwork to the grounds was the feature most appreciated by the community. A nice balance of old-growth deciduous and evergreen trees provide a colorful show in Woodstock Park throughout the year. One picnic area has 18 tables, and you can rent this spot from the city for your private event. Softball fields and tennis courts will help you work off the calories from that picnic lunch.
This small city park lies in the shadow of Mount Tabor. It provides nice open space for practicing chipping, throwing a Frisbee, or just stretching out. One of the nice things about Portland is the sheer number of parks. Smaller ones, like this 6.5-acre chunk, are the ideal places to seek solitude. You will see an occasional local strolling through, but folks are friendly. Amenities here include a softball/soccer field, playground and a community garden-a good one at that. There are no fees to use the park.
A wide asphalt path, perfect for jogging, cuts through the lawn of this city green. Creston Park is filled with other recreation essentials, like picnic tables, playground, restrooms and more, but the main attraction is the swimming pool. Ideal for those who love swimming in natural surroundings but fear an attack by a barracuda, shark or other aquatic predator, the pool rests in a grove of trees like a natural swimming hole.
Nestled in Creston Park, Creston Pool is a wonderful, shady retreat. The heated outdoor pool is in a park setting with old trees and lush green all around. Reminiscent of Huck Finn's favorite old swimming hole, the pool is an excellent way to enjoy nature in the comfort of civilization. Recent updates brought new showers, lockers and disabled access. Many classes, as well as adult lap swim sessions, are offered.
Located on the 3rd floor of Eliot Hall at the Reed College campus, the Reed College Chapel has marvelous architecture dating back to the 10th century. The restoration work has not tampered with the original decor of this quaint chapel. The high wooden beams and intricately carved chairs make this a perfect venue for music concerts and seminars.
There is no shortage of things to do at this Southeast Portland park. Along with a baseball/softball field, you will find lighted tennis courts, a soccer field, a playground, a horseshoe pit and a wading pool (which may or may not be filled, depending on the city's schedule). There are restrooms, which is nice if you are spending the day or bringing the family. This small park packs a lot of features into a little space and adds another patch of beauty to Portland. It is located near the campus of Reed College. There are no fees to use the park.
This greenway, located not far from the runway, is a fine example of what open space should be. You will find fields that are perfect for soccer, football, Frisbee, kite-flying, chipping, running or picnicking. You will find facilities for picnics, tennis courts and lighted baseball and softball fields. The name of the park comes from its former status, the Mount Tabor Villa, as a stop along the Mount Tabor Street Railway Company in the late 1800s. No fees to use the park, unless picnic areas are reserved for an organized event; fees depend on the type of event.