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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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Park Rules

For the safety and comfort of all visitors, please observe these park rules.
Park hours are 5:00am to 12:00am

General Park Rules -

  • Smoking, vaping, and drugs are not allowed in any city park.
  • Alcohol is not permitted, except by city event permit.
  • No camping.
  • Dogs must be on leash at all times. Please scoop the poop.
  • Please remove your trash.
  • No skateboarding, bikes or scooters in plaza area.
  • No fireworks.
  • No amplified sound without a permit.
  • All City park rules apply

 Skate Area General Rules

  • Be respectful of others, maintain control, and use the park in a safe manner.
  • Please be respectful of the park neighbors. Keep noise levels down.
  • If you see someone acting inappropriately, be a mentor and share tips on skateboard etiquette.
  • Alcohol, tobacco, vaping, and drugs are prohibited.
  • Abusive, threatening, or obscene language is prohibited.
  • Litter, graffiti, and tagging are prohibited.
  • BMX bike metal stunt pegs are not allowed.

Warning for all skate area users

  • Skateboarding, skating, and biking can be hazardous recreational activities and can result in serious injury.
  • All surfaces of this park are extremely dangerous when wet.
  • Gateway Discovery Park skate area is unsupervised.
  • Any use of the skate area is at your own risk.
  • Oregon law requires youth 15 years of age and younger to wear safety helmets when riding skateboards, in-line skates, and bicycles in public places. Portland Police Officers will be issuing tickets with fines for non-compliance with this law.
  • Helmets are highly recommended for all users. Other protective equipment such as wrist guards, elbow pads, and knee pads are also strongly recommended. 
  • Be safe so you can come back and enjoy the park again.

What do I do if I see a crime in a park?

  • If there is a crime in progress, if a serious threat or problem is developing, or if there is an emergency, please call 911.
  • For non-emergency park-related problems or special situations, call the Park Rangers at 503-823-1637.
  • For dog attacks or other serious situations involving animals, call Multnomah County Animal Control at 503-248-3790 or call Police Non-Emergency at 503-823-3333.
  • For park maintenance problems, call 503-823-1600.

Thank you for complying with these rules - Portland City Code 20.12.265