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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Sign
Play area
Boat ramp
Willamette Park
SW Macadam Ave & Nebraska St Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 26.49
Acquired in 1929

Amenities
Includes accessible picnic area, accessible restroom, boat dock, boat ramp, canoe launch, dog off-leash area, paths – paved, paths – unpaved, picnic shelter, picnic site – reservable, picnic tables, playground, riverfront views, soccer field, tennis court, and tennis court – lighted.
Accessible Picnic Area Accessible Restroom Boat Dock Boat Ramp Canoe Launch Dog Off-Leash Area Paths – Paved Paths – Unpaved Picnic Site – Reservable Picnic Tables Playground Soccer Field Tennis Court


Related Information
Willamette OLA Map-Hours.pdf (PDF Document, 2,269.9 Kb)
Willamette Park Spring Parking Pass 2017.pdf (PDF Document, 287.8 Kb)
Willamette Park Paid Parking Program.pdf (PDF Document, 1,211.8 Kb)

Special Information
Park hours: 5:00am-10:00pm. Closed to vehicles at 10:00pm.
The park can be accessed via Nebraska, Nevada, Miles Place, Beaver Ave, and the Willamette Greenway Trail.


Construction Alerts


Temporary Closure and Detour– June 29 and 30, 2017, 9am to 4pm
Willamette Greenway Trail North Entrance to SW Hamilton Court
Detour: Pedestrians and bikers are advised to use Tillicum Bridge to Springwater Corridor to the Sellwood Bridge. 


Temporary Closure – July 10-12, 2017
Nebraska Street Entrance
Entrance will be temporarily closed to all vehicles starting Monday, July 10 through Wednesday, July 12, 2017. There will be no boat ramp access for boats on trailers. The closure is to allow paving at the park’s main entrance road, part of the Willamette Park Redevelopment Project.


Temporary Closure and Detour – July 2017
Willamette Greenway Trail South Entrance/Miles Place
Pedestrians and bikers will be routed away from the Trail at Miles Place with a one-block detour on Highway 43 to Nevada Street. Temporary closures will allow trail improvement work at south entrance.




Willamette Park Redevelopment Project
The 2015 Willamette Park Redevelopment Project is a strategic sequence of improvements to preserve and enhance this already popular and well-used park. Learn more about the project, including construction updates and closures by clicking here.

To reserve a sports field or picnic area, call 503-823-2525. Picnic Site Maps & Info

Metered Parking Hours and Rates
Summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Daily paid parking hours: 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
- Hourly rate for vehicles without trailers is $1/hour up to 5 hours after which the All Day Rate is charged.
- All Day Rate for vehicles without trailers - $10
- The parking fee for vehicles with trailers is $5 per day. There is no hourly rate available.
- Trailer parking is allowed only in desginated spaces.
- Parking on the boat ramp and in the parallel parking spaces on the north or south edges of the lot are for loading and unloading boats only.

Non-Summer
Monday-Friday paid parking hours: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Weekend paid parking hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
- Hourly rate for vehicles without trailers is $1/hour up to 3 hours after which the All Day Rate is charged.
- All Day Rate for vehicles without trailers - $6
- The parking fee for vehicles with trailers is $5 per day. There is no hourly rate available.
- Trailer parking is allowed only in desginated spaces.
- Parking on the boat ramp and in the parallel parking spaces on the north or south edges of the lot are for loading and unloading boats only.

Monthly, Seasonal, Annual Parking Passes
Beginning January 9, we offer a Spring Fishing Season Parking Pass (valid February-May) for a fee of $60. There are 75 passes available each Spring Fishing Season, on a first-come, first-served basis.

For questions or concerns on the parking system at Willamette Park please contact the PP&R Customer Service Center at 503-823-2525 (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm).

Program Information
Nature
Purple martins nest near the boat ramp. Other birds frequenting the park include gulls, sandpipers, cormorants, kingfishers, and swallows. From the north end of the park it's possible to see great blue heron and bald eagle nests on Ross Island. Osprey and Canada geese nests are visible on transmission towers on the east bank of the river near Oaks Bottom. Beavers are present in the area.

Historical Information
The park is part of the Willamette River floodplain and used to be called 'Carp Flats' - referring to access to carp during seasonal flooding. One of the largest Oregon white oaks along the Willamette Greenway dates back to the Revolutionary War and is found in the south end of the park.