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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

Custer Park
Play area
Custer Park
SW 21st Ave & Capitol Hill Rd Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 6.49
Acquired in 1954

Amenities
Includes accessible play area, accessible restroom, paths – paved, playground, soccer field, and softball field.
Accessible Play Area Accessible Restroom Paths – Paved Playground Soccer Field Softball Field

Special Information
Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

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

Accessibility Information

Parking
- Street parking
- Paved pathway to play area with moderate slope
- 900 feet to play area

Play Area
- Engineered mulch surface
- Ramp into play area
- Partially fenced

Play Equipment
- Transfer station
- Sensory play elements

Other Amenities
- Accessible restroom

Historical Information
This park was named for General George Armstrong Custer, at the time of his promotion the youngest general in the history of the United States Army (Galusha Pennypacker was the youngest during the Civil War). Although he died after making a grave error at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Custer had a substantial national prominence and had been considered a possible presidential candidate.