1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
This webpage celebrates the unique history of Westmoreland Park and the neighborhoods that surround it with select historic photographs, video of actual park construction in 1939, park plans, and historic newspaper articles. The Westmoreland Park site was purchased by the City of Portland in 1936 and was constructed as a collaboration between the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the City of Portland between 1936 and 1939. The Oregon State Level Historical Documentation provides additional detail on the development of the park, including the wading pool/duck pond, initially developed as a model yacht lagoon in 1936, that was removed in 2013 to facilitate the restoration of the Crystal Springs Creek wetland in the northwest corner of the park.
Short video of construction at Westmoreland Park, circa 1939 - Oregon Historical Society