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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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Alligator & otter
Arbor Lodge Park
N Bryant Street and Delaware Avenue Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 8.69
Acquired in 1940

Includes accessible restroom, baseball field, BEECN - basic earthquake emergency communication node, dog off-leash area - unfenced, horseshoe pit, paths - paved, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, softball field, statue or public art, tennis court, tennis court - lighted, and universal access play area.
Accessible Restroom Baseball Field BEECN - Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node</It> Dog Off-Leash Area - Unfenced Horseshoe Pit Paths - Paved Picnic Tables Playground Soccer Field Softball Field Statue Or Public Art Tennis Court Universal Access Play Area

Related Information
Arbor Lodge OLA Map-Hours.pdf (PDF Document, 416.8 Kb)

Special Information
Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

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

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.

Accessibility Information

- Street parking with designated ADA spaces
- Paved pathway to play area
- 300 feet to play area

Play Area
- Universally accessible unitary play surfacing

Play Equipment
- Universally accessible play equipment and play features
- Two universally-accessible adaptive swings
- Accessible sand and water play table
- Sensory play elements

Other Amenities
- Accessible restroom
- Accessible drinking fountains
- Accessible picnic table

Take a virtual tour of the trees at Arbor Lodge Park

Program Information
Constructed in 2012, Harper's Playground is the result of a public-private partnership between PP&R and the Goldberg family. It is named after their daughter, Harper, whose enjoyment of this neighborhood park inspired them to spearhead a community fundraising effort to build a universally accessible playground. It is the first of its kind in the Portland area.

The thoughtful design allows people of all ages and abilities to easily play together. It also provides adult and children a gathering space where neighbors and families can meet and make new friends. Features include an elevated sand table with a water pump, a xylophone, climbing walls of different challenge levels, accessible hill with slide and climbing net, oodle swing, omni-spin, universally-accessible adaptive swings seats along with standard and infant swing seats, and new sea turtle bronze sculptures by artist Peter Helzer.

Historical Information
Created by artist Peter Helzer in 1996, Alligator and Otter is a small bronze statue of two animal characters fresh from a summer swim. A plaque with the artist's statement reads: "This sculpture is for all who enjoy the simple pleasures of a beautiful Oregon day. May it serve to remind us of good friends, good times, and good memories." The sculpture was relocated with the Harper’s Playground project to a new boulder home by the sand and water play area.