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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

Thompson Park
NE 138th Ave & Thompson St Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 4.33
Acquired in 1986

Special Information
Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

Historical Information
David P. Thompson was close friends with Ulysses S. Grant in the late 1800s. Grant named Thompson the Governor of the Idaho Territory. Later, Thompson became mayor of Portland. He is responsible for the elk statue in the middle of SW Main in the Plaza Blocks. Not surprisingly, the statue is known as the Thompson Elk.