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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

Sign
Play area
George Park
N Burr Ave & Fessenden St Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 2.02
Acquired in 1971

Amenities
Includes accessible play area, paths – paved, picnic tables, and playground.
Accessible Play Area Paths – Paved Picnic Tables Playground

Special Information
Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

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

Other Amenities
- Accessible picnic table

Historical Information
This park is named for Melvin Clark George, who was a state senator from the Multnomah district (1876-1880) and a U.S. Congressman (1881-1885). He was born in Noble County in Ohio in 1849, moved with his parents over the Old Oregon Trail in 1851, and settled on a homestead near Lebanon, Oregon. He attended Willamette University where he studied law, and started his practice in Portland in 1875. He served as a judge of the State circuit court (1897-1907) and was appointed to superintend the construction of the Burnside Bridge. He also served as a director of the Portland public schools for five years. In 1925, George compiled a travel brochure describing scenes along the Columbia River Highway, The Columbia Highway Booklet. He died in 1933 and was interred in Lone Fir Cemetery.