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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

Park sign
Play area
Fountain
McCoy Park
N Trenton St & Newman Ave Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 3.82
Acquired in 2005

Amenities
Includes basketball court, disabled access picnic area, disabled access play area, disabled access restroom, paths – paved, picnic shelter, picnic site – reservable, picnic tables, playground, splash pad, and statue or public art.
Basketball Court Disabled Access Picnic Area Disabled Access Play Area Disabled Access Restroom Paths – Paved Picnic Site – Reservable Picnic Tables Playground Splash Pad Statue Or Public Art

Special Information
Park hours: 5:00am-10:00pm

To reserve a picnic area, call 503-823-2525. Picnic Site Maps & Info

Accessibility Information

Parking
- Street parking
- Paved pathway to play area
- 50 feet to play area

Play Area
- Engineered mulch surface
- Ramp into play area

Play Equipment
- Transfer station
- Sensory play elements

Other Amenities
- Accessible restroom
- Accessible picnic table
- Accessible spray feature

Artwork
Granite disks, sculpted by Horatio Hung-Yan Law and embedded in the spiral pathway, represent the moon's phases. Various cultural ideas about the cycle of life are captured in the quotations, proverbs, folk sayings, and myths etched in the disks. Benches sculpted with squirrels and salmon by Mufu Ahmed provide seating in the park.

Program Information
The splash pad will be turned on the Friday before Memorial Day through the end of September, from 11:00 AM-9:00 PM.

Historical Information
Located in the New Columbia housing development, this park was named in honor of Bill and Gladys McCoy, African-American political leaders who brought attention to the issues of minority and low-income people in north Portland. Gladys McCoy was the first African-American to serve on the Portland School Board in 1970 and as a Multnomah County commissioner from 1979-1984. She was elected as county chairwoman in 1986. Bill McCoy was the first African-American to be elected to the Oregon Legislature in 1973. His senate district covered north Portland and much of northeast Portland.