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"Take a Walk In A Park" is a theme from our top ten list.

City of Portland Public Parks

Portland may have more park acerage in it's boundaries than any major city on earth. Portland Parks & Recreation bureau offers a Park Finder but you may find the Wikipedia list useful as well. Here's some of our favorites:
    Tryon Creek State Natural Area A 645-acre (2.61 km2) in southwest Portland. Includes hiking trails, a paved bicycle path, and horse trails. The paved 0.35-mile (0.56 km) Trillium Trail loop is furnished with drinking fountains & interpretive signs and can accommodate wheelchairs.

    Washington Park A huge park that includes the Oregon Zoo, Japanese Gardens, Rose Test Gardens, an ampitheater, and tennis courts.

    South Park Blocks In the heart of the city, a string of parks running from Portland State University to The Pearl.

    Pioneer Courthouse Square Portland's Living Room. On the Transit Mall.

    Gabriel Park Baseball / softball fields, soccer field, tennis courts, skatepark, volleyball courts, dog off-leash area, paved and unpaved paths, reservable picnic sites, and WiFi.
    Laurelhurst Park Voted the "most beautiful park" on the West Coast. The first city park ever to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places (2001).

    Council Crest Park 1,071 feet above sea level, the highest point in the West Hills. Unparalleled views of the Columbia & Willamette Rivers and Portland.
State of Oregon Parks
Oregon State Parks Nature History Discovery
Free 2010 Color Calendar PDF Format
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