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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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Woods Memorial Natural Area
Woods Memorial Natural Area
SW 45th Avenue and Woods Street Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 45.98
Acquired in 1988

Includes natural area, paths - unpaved, and trails - hiking.
Natural Area Paths - Unpaved Trails - Hiking

Related Information
Woods Memorial Natural Area.pdf (PDF Document, 617.6 Kb)
Includes information about Friends of Woods Park
Woods Memorial Trail System.pdf (PDF Document, 169.2 Kb)

Special Information

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

Historical Information
About 98% of the landscape is native including oaks, Douglas fir, cedar, willow, red and blue elderberry, Oregon grape, trillium, thimbleberry, and others. This steeply sloped site is part of the Fanno Watershed, containing the headwaters of the two forks of Woods Creek. Although most of the park was logged about one hundred years ago, there are still some historic trees. It offers a natural setting that attracts wildlife in the quiet woods, along the creek, and in the meadow.

Woods Memorial Natural Area was a gift to Multnomah County from the Southwest Hills Kiwanis Club on December 15, 1950. The deed stipulated that the "site was to be . . . Used for park and playground purposes only. . . ." Multnomah County transferred ownership of the site to the city of Portland in 1988.