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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
Wilkes Park
3655 NE 154th Avenue Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 1.88
Acquired in 1998

Includes accessible play area, accessible restroom, basketball court, BEECN - basic earthquake emergency communication node, paths - paved, and playground.
Accessible Play Area Accessible Restroom Basketball Court BEECN - Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node</It> Paths - Paved Playground

Special Information
Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

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

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

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

Play Area
- Engineered mulch surface
- Ramp into play area
- Partially fenced

Play Equipment
- Transfer station

Other Ammenities
- Accessible restroom

Historical Information
The property was owned for many years by the Van Alstyne family. In the late 1970s, a plant nursery was established and operated for 20 years until the site was acquired by the city of Portland in 1998.

A master plan for the park was completed in August 2000 and construction began in September 2003. Several community partners contributed toward the park's development, including Nike, Oregon State Parks & Recreation, Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland Office of Transportation, and the Bureau of Maintenance. The community participated in a dedication ceremony during Neighbor’s Night Out on August 3, 2004.

In 2016, a Portland Loo was installed with funding from the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond.