Parking - Parking lot
- Paved pathway to play area
- 300 feet to play area
Play Area - Universally accessible
Play Equipment - Transfer station
- Sensory play elements
Other Amenities - Accessible restroom
- Accessible picnic table
Wading Pool Update PP&R has closed its wading pools for health and safety reasons, as required by new State of Oregon regulations. In 2002, an inventory and assessment of wading pools was completed. Based on those recommendations, as well as input from maintenance and planning staff, PP&R has identified 17 wading pools for replacement and 7 for elimination. Please read the FAQ for more information.
Constructed in 2012, Harper's Playground is the result of a public-private partnership between PP&R and the Goldberg family. It is named after their daughter, Harper, whose enjoyment of this neighborhood park inspired them to spearhead a community fundraising effort to build a universally accessible playground. It is the first of its kind in the Portland area.
The thoughtful design allows people of all ages and abilities to easily play together. It also provides a gathering space where neighbors and families can meet and make new friends. Features include an elevated sand table with a water pump, a xylophone, climbing walls for ages 2-5 and a separate wall for 5-12 year olds, and a pair of universally-accessible adaptive swings.
Created by artist Peter Helzer in 1996, Alligator and Otter is a small bronze statue of two animal characters fresh from a summer swim. A plaque with the artist's statement reads: "This sculpture is for all who enjoy the simple pleasures of a beautiful Oregon day. May it serve to remind us of good friends, good times, and good memories."