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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

Fernhill Park
Play area
Fernhill Park
NE 37th Ave & Ainsworth St Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 26.63
Acquired in 1940

Includes baseball field, dog off-leash area, horseshoe pit, paths – paved, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, softball field, tennis court, track, and volleyball court.
Baseball Field Dog Off-Leash Area Horseshoe Pit Paths – Paved Picnic Tables Playground Soccer Field Softball Field Tennis Court Track Volleyball Court

Related Information
Fernhill OLA Map-Hours.pdf (PDF Document, 981.0 Kb)

Special Information
Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

To reserve a sports field, call 503-823-2525.

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.

Historical Information
According to rumor, the land that is now called Fernhill Park was used as a dumping ground for stolen cars. Auto thieves would steal cars, take them to the ravine, and strip them down for parts. Portland Parks & Recreation 'rode to the rescue' and removed briar patches, graded the hills, and planted grass – turning this one-time valley of vandals into a beautiful park for everyone to enjoy!

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