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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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Custer Park
Play area
Custer Park
SW 21st Avenue and Capitol Hill Road Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 6.33
Acquired in 1954

Includes accessible play area, accessible restroom, paths - paved, playground, soccer field, and softball field.
Accessible Play Area Accessible Restroom Paths - Paved Playground Soccer Field Softball Field

Special Information
Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

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

To reserve a sports field, call 503-823-2525.

Accessibility Information

- Street parking
- Paved pathway to play area with moderate slope
- 900 feet to play area

Play Area
- Engineered mulch surface
- Ramp into play area
- Partially fenced

Play Equipment
- Transfer station
- Sensory play elements

Other Amenities
- Accessible restroom

Historical Information
This park was named for General George Armstrong Custer, at the time of his promotion the youngest general in the history of the United States Army (Galusha Pennypacker was the youngest during the Civil War). Although he died after making a grave error at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Custer had a substantial national prominence and had been considered a possible presidential candidate.