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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 sign
Play area
McCoy Park
N Trenton Street and Newman Avenue Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 3.82
Acquired in 2005

Includes accessible picnic area, accessible play area, accessible restroom, basketball court, fountain - interactive, paths - paved, picnic shelter, picnic site - reservable, picnic tables, playground, plaza, and statue or public art.
Accessible Picnic Area Accessible Play Area Accessible Restroom Basketball Court Paths - Paved Picnic Site - Reservable Picnic Tables Playground Statue Or Public Art

Special Information
Park hours: 5:00am-10:00pm

For COVID-19 related information on closures and postponements, please visit

This park has a splash pad - click here for hours and more information.

To reserve a picnic area, call 503-823-2525. Picnic Site Maps & Info

Accessibility Information

- Street parking
- Paved pathway to play area
- 50 feet to play area

Play Area
- Engineered mulch surface
- Ramp into play area

Play Equipment
- Transfer station
- Sensory play elements

Other Amenities
- Accessible restroom
- Accessible picnic table
- Accessible spray feature

Granite disks, sculpted by Horatio Hung-Yan Law and embedded in the spiral pathway, represent the moon's phases. Various cultural ideas about the cycle of life are captured in the quotations, proverbs, folk sayings, and myths etched in the disks. Benches sculpted with squirrels and salmon by Mufu Ahmed provide seating in the park.

Program Information
The splash pad will be turned on the Friday before Memorial Day through the end of September, from 11:00 AM-9:00 PM.

Historical Information
Located in the New Columbia housing development, this park was named in honor of Bill and Gladys McCoy, African-American political leaders who brought attention to the issues of minority and low-income people in north Portland. Gladys McCoy was the first African-American to serve on the Portland School Board in 1970 and as a Multnomah County commissioner from 1979-1984. She was elected as county chairwoman in 1986. Bill McCoy was the first African-American to be elected to the Oregon Legislature in 1973. His senate district covered north Portland and much of northeast Portland.