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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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Play area
Ventura Park
460 SE 113th Avenue Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 7.25
Acquired in 1986

Includes accessible play area, BEECN – basic earthquake emergency communication node, paths – paved, picnic tables, playground, pump track, and statue or public art.
Accessible Play Area BEECN – Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node</It> Paths – Paved Picnic Tables Playground Statue Or Public Art

Special Information
Park hours: 5:00am-midnight
To reserve a sports field, call David Douglas District at 503-261-8399.

BEECN - A Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (pronounced beacon) is a place to go in Portland after a major earthquake to ask for emergency assistance if phone service is down, or report severe damage or injury. More information here.

Accessibility Information

- Parking lot
- 2 designated parking spaces
- Paved pathway to play area
- 20 feet to play area

Play Area
- Engineered mulch surface
- Ramp into play area

Play Equipment
- Transfer station
- Sensory play elements
- Ramp onto play structure

Other Amenities
- Accessible picnic table

Take a virtual tour of the trees at Ventura Park

Ventura Park is home to Portland Parks & Recreation’s first pump track!
What is a pump track?

A pump track is a continuous dirt loop that can be ridden on a bicycle without the need for pedaling. Pump tracks have banked turns and rolling hills to maintain momentum.

This pilot, or demonstration project, was built and is being maintained by the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) under a formal agreement with Portland Parks & Recreation.

The site is being monitored carefully during the ongoing trial period. PP&R is looking for continued good stewardship and community support.

The track is not designed for skateboarders or BMX riders.

Wading Pool Update
PP&R has closed its wading pools for health and safety reasons, as required by new State of Oregon regulations. In 2002, an inventory and assessment of wading pools was completed. Based on those recommendations, as well as input from maintenance and planning staff, PP&R has identified 17 wading pools for replacement and 7 for elimination. Please read the FAQ for more information.