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Parking - Street parking
- Paved pathway to play area
- 50 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
Skatespot Stats The skatespot is 2,800 sq ft and includes a unique bowl design with extensions and a curved spine as well as a smaller brick-stamped transition section around the edge of the park. Transition heights range from approximately 5-8' in the main bowl area while the smaller brick-stamped section is about 3' tall.
For decades, the property was used as an experimental site for cultivating holly trees and was known as Holly Farm. When the owner left the property, the West Portland Park neighborhood advocated for converting it into a park. Beginning in early 2005, the Neighborhood Steering Committee, Portland Parks Foundation, Walker Macy, PP&R, and community members worked together to develop a master plan for the new park which opened in September 2007.