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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Talking circle
Play area
Skatespot
Holly Farm Park
10819 SW Capitol Hwy Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 1.72
Acquired in 2003

Amenities
Includes accessible play area, BEECN – basic earthquake emergency communication node, paths – paved, picnic tables, playground, Plaza, and skatepark.
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Special Information
Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

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

Parking
- Street parking
- Paved pathway to play area
- 50 feet to play area

Play Area
- Engineered mulch surface
- Ramp into play area

Play Equipment
- Transfer station
- Sensory play elements

Other Amenities
- Accessible restroom
- Accessible picnic table

Program Information
Skateboard Program Information

Skatespot Stats
The skatespot is 2,800 sq ft and includes a unique bowl design with extensions and a curved spine as well as a smaller brick-stamped transition section around the edge of the park. Transition heights range from approximately 5-8' in the main bowl area while the smaller brick-stamped section is about 3' tall.

Historical Information
For decades, the property was used as an experimental site for cultivating holly trees and was known as Holly Farm. When the owner left the property, the West Portland Park neighborhood advocated for converting it into a park. Beginning in early 2005, the Neighborhood Steering Committee, Portland Parks Foundation, Walker Macy, PP&R, and community members worked together to develop a master plan for the new park which opened in September 2007.