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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Oaks Pioneer Park
Oaks Pioneer Church & Park
455 SE Spokane St Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 1.41
Acquired in 1958

Amenities
Includes historical site, paths – paved, and wedding site – reservable.
Historical Site Paths – Paved Wedding Site – Reservable

Special Information
Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

For rental info on Oaks Pioneer Church, visit the website at www.oakspioneerchurch.org or call 503-234-3570.

Historical Information
Oaks Pioneer Church, originally St John's Episcopal Church, was built in 1851 on the outskirts of the pioneer town of Milwaukie. The building was added on to or remodeled several times between 1869-1928. By 1960 the old church had fallen into disuse and was scheduled for demolition, but thanks to the efforts of civic leaders, funds were raised to hire LaBeck and Son to move the old church. In 1961 the church was shipped by barge to the ferry slip on the end of Spokane St, placed in its current location at the edge of Sellwood Park, and renamed Oaks Pioneer Church. It was restored by the Sellwood-Moreland Improvement League (SMILE) and is now listed as a Portland Historical Landmark and is included in the National Register of Historic Places.

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