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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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Laurelhurst Studio
Laurelhurst Dance Studio
3756 SE Oak Street Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acquired in 1947

Includes community center.
Community Center

Program Information

Historical Information
In 1911, as part of an Olmsted design, the Laurelhurst Annex block was developed into a play park along SE 37 Avenue between Oak and Stark. The boys were to play on the south side, the girls on the north side. Circa 1914, a 'comfort station' with a working fireplace was built next to the playground. The Tudor theatre style building has a unique chimney that splits in two on the balcony level with a spot to stand in the middle. Although the fireplace is no longer in use, the picturesque balcony is still available for observing classes. With the installation of a professional grade dance floor, the studio has primarily been used for performing arts classes.