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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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Play area
University Park
9009 N Foss Avenue Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 11.26
Acquired in 1953

Includes accessible play area, accessible restroom, paths - paved, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, softball field, and statue or public art.
Accessible Play Area Accessible Restroom Paths - Paved Picnic Tables Playground Soccer Field Softball Field Statue Or Public Art

Special Information
Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

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

Accessibility Information

- Parking lot
- 2 designated parking spaces
- Paved pathway to play area
- 150 feet to play area

Play Area
- Engineered mulch surface
- Ramp into play area

Play Equipment
- Transfer station
- Sensory play elements

Other Amenities
- Accessible restroom inside community center
- Accessible picnic table

Historical Information
University Park is named after Portland University, a Methodist college which was founded in 1891 in a split from Willamette University. Due to financial difficulties, the school closed in 1900. The campus was located in what is now the University Park neighborhood and later became the home of the University of Portland. The original campus building, West Hall (renamed Waldschmidt Hall in 1992), still stands and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.