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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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Cully Park
North of NE 72nd Avenue and Killingsworth Street Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 24.73
Acquired in 2002

Includes accessible picnic area, accessible play area, accessible restroom, dog off-leash area - unfenced, paths - paved, paths - unpaved, playground, public garden, and soccer field.
Accessible Picnic Area Accessible Play Area Accessible Restroom Dog Off-Leash Area - Unfenced Paths - Paved Paths - Unpaved Playground Public Garden Soccer Field

Special Information

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

Native Gathering Garden at Cully Park

Accessibility Information:
- Parking lot (50 cars total)
- 4 designated ADA parking spaces (4 van)
- Paved pathway to play area
- 50 feet to play area and 50 feet to DOLA

Play Area
- Rubberized surface
- Ramp into play area
- Forever Lawn surfacing

Play Equipment
- Transfer station
- Sensory play elements
- Teeter Totter
- Spinner
- Slide
- Incline suspension bridge
- Sand and water play
- Sound Instruments

Other Amenities
- Two accessible restrooms and Portland Loo
- Accessible picnic area

Historical Information
Prior to Parks acquisition, the Cully Park property was the Killingsworth Fast Disposal landfill property. The landfill was permanently closed in 1990 and fell under the Orphan Landfill designation where it was taken over by DEQ. Parks purchased the property in 2002 and implemented a master plan in 2009. In 2011, land use and design begin culminating in the first phase of development that opened June 2018. The $12 million dollar phase rebuilt NE 72nd Avenue and was funded by a variety of public and private funding. Approximately $6 million of which was SDC funding and the remainder funded through grants and private donations brought forth by Verde, the non-profit assigned development rights by parks in 2012.

The development of this former brownfield site won an Oregon Brown Fields redevelopment award in 2018 and is set to be a huge community asset for the Cully community.