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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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North Portland


Dawson Park Fountain

Dawson Park, N Stanton and Williams

Installed in 2014 as part of the renovation of Dawson Park, the fountain includes 21 spray nozzles sequenced with a timer to allow interactive movement of the water and water saving capabilities. A series of seed-shaped seating elements are inscribed with the unique history of the neighborhood. The fountain is activated by a button located on the nearby picnic shelter building.

Dawson fountain

McCoy Park Fountain

McCoy Park, N Trenton and Newman Avenue

Built in 2006, McCoy Fountain was designed by Murase Associates. It is the first decorative municipal fountain in north Portland. The playful water feature sits at the south end of McCoy Park in the New Columbia neighborhood. The Housing Authority of Portland, master developer of New Columbia and McCoy Park, commissioned the fountain for people of all ages to enjoy. McCoy Fountain is located across from housing for seniors and adjacent to the neighborhood grocery store and coffee house.

It recirculates nearly 8,000 gallons of water. Water spouts at random intervals at heights of up to 6 feet from 35 jets. It's a "guessing" fountain - people guess which spouts will erupt next in the 710-sq-ft oval area bounded by seating ledges.

McCoy Fountain

Peninsula Park Rose Garden Fountain

Peninsula Park Rose Garden, N Albina and Ainsworth

Designed by Emanuel L. Mische in 1912 as an element in this French-style sunken rose garden, the irregularly-shaped pool measures 60x90 feet and is bounded by ornamental coping.

Peninsula Rose Garden fountain