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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

Woods Memorial Natural Area
Woods Memorial Natural Area
SW 45th Ave & Woods St Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 36.61
Acquired in 1988

Amenities
Includes natural area, paths – unpaved, and trails – hiking.
Natural Area Paths – Unpaved Trails – Hiking


Related Information
Woods Memorial Natural Area.pdf (PDF Document, 617.6 Kb)
Includes information about Friends of Woods Park
Woods Memorial Trail System.pdf (PDF Document, 169.2 Kb)

Special Information
About 98% of the landscape is native including oaks, Douglas fir, cedar, willow, red and blue elderberry, Oregon grape, trillium, thimbleberry, and others. This steeply sloped site is part of the Fanno Watershed, containing the headwaters of the two forks of Woods Creek. Although most of the park was logged about one hundred years ago, there are still some historic trees. It offers a natural setting that attracts wildlife in the quiet woods, along the creek, and in the meadow.

Historical Information
Woods Memorial Natural Area was a gift to Multnomah County from the Southwest Hills Kiwanis Club on December 15, 1950. The deed stipulated that the "site was to be . . . used for park and playground purposes only. . . ." Multnomah County transferred ownership of the site to the city of Portland in 1988.