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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Washington Park Transportation Management

To find out the latest information about transportation and parking in Washington Park, please visit

Washington Park is one of the crown jewels of our nationally-recognized Portland Parks & Recreation system. The park suffers from problems, which have been widely recognized for two decades. We’re facing these challenges by reinvesting parking revenue into a variety of projects and programs that will benefit visitors, attractions, and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Special Note on Access

Parking for cars is very limited in Washington Park, especially during warm, sunny weekends. About 40% of all visitors skip the parking and arrive by rideshare, walking, biking or using TriMet transit service. Once you’re in the park, use the free seasonal shuttle to explore the park.

Since January 10, 2014, parking pay stations have been active in Washington Park. All parking proceeds are being reinvested in improvements in and around the park, including:

  • Better maintenance and security
  • Free parkwide shuttle service
  • A new park master plan
  • Roadway maintainece
  • Better signage and wayfinding for all users

Management and Oversight

The Transportation and Parking Management program is overseen by a Transportation Management Association board, made up of a variety of stakeholders, including local neighborhoods. For further information, including meeting times, please visit

Parking Citations and Information

To pay or appeal your citation, please visit:

If you feel you received your citation due to a paystation malfunction, please e-mail This email address can only address suspected meter malfunction inquiries. All other requests must go through the Circuit Court using the link above.

Washington Park Experience Survey

Please give us your feedback about your parking experience at Washington Park

Explore Washington Park

Washington Park is a special place. It's an unusual place. Filled with gardens and museums; a zoo and a forest. Right in the heart of the city. The opportunities for exploration in the park can feel endless. Figuring out how to get here shouldn't.

Frequently Asked Questions

Don’t I already pay for parking in Washington Park? Where do I park my RV? Get your answers here!

2014 Parking and Transportation Planning Documents

These documents outline the 2014 change in parking and transportation at Washington Park and the reinvestment of parking revenue into a variety of projects and programs.

Contact Us

We help people make decisions about how they get to and around the park, and make sure they have what they need to make their visit enjoyable.