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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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Splash pad
Play area
Essex Park
SE 79th Avenue and Center Street Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 4.43
Acquired in 1940

Includes accessible play area, accessible restroom, baseball field, basketball court, paths - paved, picnic tables, playground, splash pad, tennis backboard, tennis court, and tennis court - lighted.
Accessible Play Area Accessible Restroom Baseball Field Basketball Court Paths - Paved Picnic Tables Playground Splash Pad Tennis Court

Special Information
Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

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 sports field, call 503-823-2525.

Accessibility Information

- Street parking
- Paved pathway to play area
- 100 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