Arbor Lodge Park

Arbor Lodge Park Harpers Playground
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Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (BEECN)

A Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (pronounced beacon) is a place to go in Portland after a major earthquake to ask for emergency assistance if phone service is down, or report severe damage or injury. More information can be found on the Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node page.

Arbor Lodge Park Tree Tour

Take a virtual tour of the the trees at Arbor Lodge Park

Harper's Playground

Constructed in 2012, Harper's Playground is the result of a public-private partnership between PP&R and the Goldberg family. It is named after their daughter, Harper, whose enjoyment of this neighborhood park inspired them to spearhead a community fundraising effort to build a universally accessible playground. It is the first of its kind in the Portland area.

The thoughtful design allows people of all ages and abilities to easily play together. It also provides adults and children a gathering space where neighbors and families can meet and make new friends. Features include an elevated sand table with a water pump, a xylophone, climbing walls of different challenge levels, an accessible hill with slide and climbing net, oodle swing, omni-spin, universally-accessible adaptive swings seats along with standard and infant swing seats, and new sea turtle bronze sculptures by artist Peter Helzer.

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Created by artist Peter Helzer in 1996, Alligator and Otter is a small bronze statue of two animal characters fresh from a summer swim. A plaque with the artist's statement reads: "This sculpture is for all who enjoy the simple pleasures of a beautiful Oregon day. May it serve to remind us of good friends, good times, and good memories." The sculpture was relocated with the Harper’s Playground project to a new boulder home by the sand and water play area.

Accessibility Notes


  • Street parking with designated ADA spaces
  • Paved pathway to play area
  • 300 feet to play area

Play Area

  • Universally accessible unitary play surfacing

Play Equipment

  • Universally accessible play equipment and play features
  • Two universally-accessible adaptive swings
  • Accessible sand and water play table
  • Sensory play elements

Other Amenities

  • Accessible restroom
  • Accessible drinking fountains
  • Accessible picnic table

Park Location or Entrance

N Bryant Street and Delaware Avenue
Portland, OR 97217

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

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

Park amenities/activities

Accessible Restroom
Universal Access Play Area
BEECN – Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node
Horseshoe Pit
Picnic Table
Statue or Public Art
Dog Off-leash Area
Paths (Paved)
Baseball Field
Soccer Field
Softball Field
Tennis Court (Lighted)


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