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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Where to meet us!


Meeting spots for Summer 2016

Mt Tabor Park

Meeting Spot: Covered Picnic Shelter (across from the parking lot & playground)
From the intersection of SE 69th and Yamhill St, travel up the hill to the right past the stop sign, and the shelter will be on your left!
NOTE!!! Mt Tabor Park is closed to vehicles on Wednesdays! On that day, we strongly suggest using the SE 69th & Yamhill entrance to the park, as the others require a lot of walking! We will have staff meeting campers & families at the gate!

Hoyt Arboretum

Meeting Spot: Covered Pavilion (across from the Visitor's Center at 4000 SW Fairview Blvd)
From HWY 26, take the Zoo Exit, and travel up the hill (past the World Forestry Center). Go straight at the stop sign and continue up to the top of the hill where the road comes to a "T". Turn right onto SW Fairview Blvd and park in one of the lots.
PARKING FOR HOYT ARBORETUM: All of Washington Park is "Pay-to-Park". Download the 30-min temporary permit to drop-off and pick-up your camper. Print a copy and place it in the windshield of your car. Parking enforcement is vigilant - please print a pass, or if you can't, ask the staff to give you one on Monday morning! TEMPORARY PARKING PASS:

Sellwood Park/Oaks Bottom

Meeting Spot: Picnic Area I (adjacent to the parking lot near the intersection of SE 7th & SE Malden)
From SE Tacoma St, turn north on to SE 7th and travel past the playground to the parking lot near SE Malden St.

Whitaker Ponds

Meeting Spot: Covered Gazebo inside the chain link fence (7040 NE 47th Ave)
From I-5, travel east on Columbia Blvd to NE 47th Ave. Turn north and travel one block to the chain link fence (There is a sign, and we will open the gate so you can drive in for safer drop-off and pick-up!)

Marshall Park

Meeting Spot: Picnic Area adjacent to the Playground at SW 12th Dr (Please do not park IN the turn around!)
From SW Taylor's Ferry Rd, turn left onto SW Taylor's Ferry Ct, and then a quick right onto SW 12th Dr (the sign is hard to see behind the willow tree!)

Powell Butte

Meeting Spot: At the Visitor's Center up the hill from the intersection of SE 162nd and Powell Blvd. From Portland, travel east on Powell Blvd to outer southeast. Turn south at SE 162nd and travel up the hill. Park in the parking lot and find us next to the Visitor's Center.