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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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Kingsley Park
NW St. Helens Road Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 1.13
Acquired in 1924

Special Information
Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

Historical Information
Kingsley Park is named after Edward D. and Charlotte W. Kingsley, who donated the park to the children of the Linnton area "in consideration of civic pride and the general public good and welfare." Kingsley was a pioneer lumberman who first passed through Portland in 1898 on his way to the Klondike. He returned to his home in Freeport, Illinois, gathered up his wife and children, and traveled to Oregon, this time for good. In 1905 he founded the West Oregon Lumber Company in Linnton.