BEECN - A Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (pronounced beacon) is a place to go in Portland after a major earthquake to ask for emergency assistance if phone service is down, or report severe damage or injury. More information here.
Parking - Street parking
- Paved pathway to play area
- 50 feet to play area
Play Area - Engineered mulch surface
- Ramp into play area
- Partially fenced
Play Equipment - Transfer station
Other Ammenities - Accessible restroom
The property was owned for many years by the Van Alstyne family. In the late 1970s, a plant nursery was established and operated for 20 years until the site was acquired by the city of Portland in 1998.
A master plan for the park was completed in August 2000 and construction began in September 2003. Several community partners contributed toward the park's development, including Nike, Oregon State Parks & Recreation, Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland Office of Transportation, and the Bureau of Maintenance. The community participated in a dedication ceremony during Neighbor’s Night Out on August 3, 2004.
In 2016, a Portland Loo was installed with funding from the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond.