Outdoor Playgrounds & Activities

Updated: 03/01/2017

If you are looking for a place to have fun and explore outside, this is the list for you!

I’ve included links for each park or activity, simply click on the name listed in blue to be taken to their website.

SW Portland

Portland Aerial Tram: 3303 SW Bond Ave., Portland, OR 97239

Tilikum Crossing (Walk, Bike, Scooter, Stroller Path)

Dickinson Park: 10830 SW 55th Ave., Portland, OR. 97219 (SW 55th & Alfred Ct.)

Spring Garden Park (Nature Play) 3332 SW Spring Garden St., Portland, OR. 97219

Marshall Park: 9200 SW 12th Ave., Portland, OR. 97219

Gabriel Park: SW 45th and Vermont Ave., Portland, OR. 97219

Tryon Creek State Park: 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Portland, OR.

SE Portland

Mt. Tabor Park

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden: 5801 SE 28th Avenue, Portland, OR. 97202

Westmoreland Park: 7125 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Portland, OR. 97202

Laurelhurst Park: 3756 SE Oak Street, Portland, OR. 97214

Mt. Scott Park: 5516 SE 72nd Avenue, Portland, OR. 97206

Lents Park: 4700 SE 88th Avenue, Portland, OR. 97266

Sellwood Park: SE Miller St. & SE 7th St., Portland, OR. 97202

Clinton Park: 5405 SE Woodward Street, Portland, OR. 97206

North Portland

Cathedral Park: N Edison St. & Pittsburg Ave., Portland, OR

Harpers Playground (an inclusive playground for children of all abilities): 2525 N. Dekum St. Portland, OR. 97217

Peninsula Park: 700 N. Rosa Parks Way

Dawson Park:  N. Stanton St. & Williams Ave.

NE Portland

Woodlawn Park: NE 13th Ave. & Dekum St.

K’unamokwst Park: 5200 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR. 97218

Oregon Park: NE 30th Ave. & Oregon St.

Alberta Park: NE 22nd Ave. & Killingsworth St.

NW Portland

Washington Park

Oregon Zoo: 4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR. 97221

Forest Park: NW 29th & Upshur St. to Newberry Road

The Fields Park: 1099 NW Overton Street

“Outdoor Adventure” at the Children’s Museum

Lake Oswego/Tigard/Tualatin/West Linn

George Rogers Park: 611 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR. 97034

Waluga Park-West:15775 Waluga Drive, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Waluga Park-East (Review): 15505 Quarry Road, Lake Oswego, OR. 97035 [City Website]

Westlake Park: 14165 Bunick Drive, Lake Oswego, OR. 97035

Summerlake Park: 11500 SW Winterlake Drive, Tigard, OR 97223

Ibach Park: 10455 SW Ibach St., Tualatin, OR. 97068

Jurgens Park: 17255 SW Jurgens Ave., Tualatin, OR. 97062

Luscher Farm/Hazalia Field Park: 125 S. Rosemont Ridge, West Linn, OR. 97068

Robinwood Park: 3600 Fairview Way, West Linn, OR. 97068

Wilamette Park: 1100 12th Street, West Linn, OR. 97068


Bethany Meadows Park “Pirate Park”: 15975 NW Energia St. (must walk trail to park)

Frances Street Park & Playground: 6205 SE Frances Street, Hillsboro, OR. 97123

Cooper Mountain Nature Park: 18895 SW Kemmer Road, Beaverton, OR 97007

Camille Park: 10299 SW Majorie Ln., Beaverton, OR. 97008

Pioneer Park: 14545 NW Pioneer Road, Beaverton, OR. 97006

Roger Tibuary Memorial Park: 965 NW 93rd Ave., Portland, OR. 97229

Hyland Forest Natual Area: Access off 135th or Sexton Mountain, E. of Murray (over an acre of marked free play area to build forts, climb trees and dig in the ground).

6 thoughts on “Outdoor Playgrounds & Activities

  1. (SW Portland) I would like to add the Children’s Rose Garden Park, within Washington Park. (It can be a stop off from the Zoo train, too.) And the Elephant house (near by) is a great gathering place, even if it rains.

    1. Yes, the Washington Park playground is great! I will add a note about the Elephant House, I agree it’s a great gathering area. Unfortunately, the zoo train no longer (since the completion of the elephant lands) has a stop at the Washington Park Playground, but instead is just a closed loop within the zoo grounds. I will be doing a full review of the Zoo and Washington Park soon!

  2. I would also highly encourage you add Rood Bridge Park to the Hillsboro parks! Lots of great walking trails and a fun and unique play structure.

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