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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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Fernhill Park
Play area
Fernhill Park
NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street Locate this site in PortlandMaps

General Info
Acreage: 26.71
Acquired in 1940

Includes baseball field, dog off-leash area - unfenced, horseshoe pit, paths - paved, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, softball field, splash pad, tennis court, track, and volleyball court.
Baseball Field Dog Off-Leash Area - Unfenced Horseshoe Pit Paths - Paved Picnic Tables Playground Soccer Field Softball Field Splash Pad Tennis Court Track Volleyball Court

Related Information
Fernhill OLA Map-Hours.pdf (PDF Document, 981.0 Kb)

Special Information
Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

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

This park has a splash pad - click here for hours and more information.

To reserve a sports field, call 503-823-2525.

Historical Information
According to rumor, the land that is now called Fernhill Park was used as a dumping ground for stolen cars. Auto thieves would steal cars, take them to the ravine, and strip them down for parts. Portland Parks & Recreation 'rode to the rescue' and removed briar patches, graded the hills, and planted grass – turning this one-time valley of vandals into a beautiful park for everyone to enjoy!

In 2018, Fernhill Park received a new splash pad and an expanded play area with new play equipment thanks to funds from the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond and System Development Charges.