accessible play area, paths - paved, picnic tables, and playground.
Park hours: 5:00am-midnight
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
Other Amenities - Accessible picnic table
This park is named for Melvin Clark George, who was a state senator from the Multnomah district (1876-1880) and a U.S. Congressman (1881-1885). He was born in Noble County in Ohio in 1849, moved with his parents over the Old Oregon Trail in 1851, and settled on a homestead near Lebanon, Oregon. He attended Willamette University where he studied law, and started his practice in Portland in 1875. He served as a judge of the State circuit court (1897-1907) and was appointed to superintend the construction of the Burnside Bridge. He also served as a director of the Portland public schools for five years. In 1925, George compiled a travel brochure describing scenes along the Columbia River Highway, The Columbia Highway Booklet. He died in 1933 and was interred in Lone Fir Cemetery.