accessible picnic area, accessible play area, accessible restroom, basketball court, dog off-leash area – fenced, paths – paved, paths – unpaved, picnic shelter, picnic site – reservable, picnic tables, playground, Plaza, rock climbing wall, skatepark, soccer field, splash pad, stage – outdoor, statue or public art, and vista point.
•Park hours: 5:00am to midnight
Portland Parks & Recreation splash pads will be open daily from Friday, May 25, through Friday, August 31, between 11am—7pm.
Parking - Parking lot and street parking
- Four designated parking spaces (2 van, 2 car)
- Paved pathway to accessible play area
- 80 feet to play area
Play Area - Smarte surfacing
- Rubberized surface to merry-go-round
Play Equipment - Sensory play elements
Other Amenities - Accessible restroom
- Accessible picnic area
Portland Parks & Recreation originally acquired the Beech Property for the purpose of building a park in the year 1984, and then purchased additional property in 1999. Beech property was a 15.7 acre undeveloped site surrounded by a working farm, single family residences, and Shaver Elementary School in the Argay neighborhood, very close to the Parkrose neighborhood.
The master planning process in 2008 outlined some important features, including a community garden, soccer field, high intensity sports area, fenced off-leash dog area, grassy open space, children’s play area, water play area, and picnic areas. The master plan for this park was adopted by City Council in March 2009. Final design for the park started in 2015 with construction taking place from summer 2016 through fall 2017.
Luuwit View Park will offer expansive views, including a majestic vista of Luuwit - Native (upper Cowlitz) name for Mt. St. Helens. The park’s name helps to honor the indigenous people who have lived on the land since time immemorial, and serves to recognize the overall history of the area.
As of its opening in October of 2017, Luuwit View Park is the largest and most developed park in the Parkrose neighborhood. Luuwit View Park will serve nearly 1,000 Portland households, ones which formerly did not have ready access to a park.