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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
Boat ramp
Willamette Park
SW Macadam Ave & Nebraska St Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 26.49
Acquired in 1929

Amenities
Includes boat dock, boat ramp, canoe launch, disabled access picnic area, disabled access restroom, dog off-leash area, paths – paved, paths – unpaved, picnic shelter, picnic site – reservable, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, tennis court, and tennis court – lighted.
Boat Dock Boat Ramp Canoe Launch Disabled Access Picnic Area Disabled Access Restroom Dog Off-Leash Area Paths – Paved Paths – Unpaved Picnic Site – Reservable Picnic Tables Playground Soccer Field Tennis Court


Related Information
2014 Fishing Season Pass.pdf (PDF Document, 175.6 Kb)
Willamette Park Paid Parking Program.pdf (PDF Document, 802.3 Kb)
Willamette OLA Map-Hours.pdf (PDF Document, 601.5 Kb)

Special Information
Park hours: 5:00am-10:00pm. Closed to vehicles at 10:00pm.
The park can be accessed via Nebraska, Nevada, Miles Place, Beaver Ave, and the Willamette Greenway Trail.

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

Metered Parking Hours and Rates
Summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Daily paid parking hours: 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
- Hourly rate for vehicles without trailers is $1/hour up to 5 hours after which the All Day Rate is charged.
- All Day Rate for vehicles without trailers - $10
- The parking fee for vehicles with trailers is $5 per day. There is no hourly rate available.
- Trailer parking is allowed only in desginated spaces.
- Parking on the boat ramp and in the parallel parking spaces on the north or south edges of the lot are for loading and unloading boats only.

Non-Summer
Monday-Friday paid parking hours: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Weekend paid parking hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
- Hourly rate for vehicles without trailers is $1/hour up to 3 hours after which the All Day Rate is charged.
- All Day Rate for vehicles without trailers - $6
- The parking fee for vehicles with trailers is $5 per day. There is no hourly rate available.
- Trailer parking is allowed only in desginated spaces.
- Parking on the boat ramp and in the parallel parking spaces on the north or south edges of the lot are for loading and unloading boats only.

Monthly, Seasonal, Annual Parking Passes
Beginning January 6, we offer a Spring Fishing Season Parking Pass (valid February - May) for a fee of $55. There are 75 passes available each Spring Fishing Season, on a first come first served basis.

For questions or concerns on the parking system at Willamette Park please contact the PP&R Customer Service Center at 503-823-2525 (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm).

Program Information
Nature
Purple martins nest near the boat ramp. Other birds frequenting the park include gulls, sandpipers, cormorants, kingfishers, and swallows. From the north end of the park it's possible to see great blue heron and bald eagle nests on Ross Island. Osprey and Canada geese nests are visible on transmission towers on the east bank of the river near Oaks Bottom. Beavers are present in the area.

Historical Information
The park is part of the Willamette River floodplain and used to be called 'Carp Flats' - referring to access to carp during seasonal flooding. One of the largest Oregon white oaks along the Willamette Greenway dates back to the Revolutionary War and is found in the south end of the park.