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Alex Rovello Memorial Courts

Dedicated on July 27, 2014, the Alex Rovello Memorial Courts are the result of the efforts of Alex’s parents, Geri and Jim Rovello, who lost their son in a tragic accident in spring 2013. Alex learned to play tennis at the age of two at Berkeley Park. He went on to win four state singles titles, was a member of Cleveland High School’s only state championship team, and was a nationally ranked Junior Player in the USTA as well as an outstanding player at the University of Oregon. Berkeley Park had two neglected but well-loved courts that have now been renovated to USTA standards. Through generous contributions to the Alex Rovello Memorial Fund, these courts are a fitting tribute to Alex. 

Take a virtual tour of the trees at Berkeley Park

Wading Pools

PP&R closed its wading pools for health and safety reasons, as required by new State of Oregon regulations. In 2002, an inventory and assessment of wading pools was completed. Based on those recommendations, as well as input from maintenance and planning staff, PP&R has identified 17 wading pools for replacement and 7 for elimination. Please read the FAQ for more information.

Accessibility Notes

Parking

  • Street parking
  • Paved pathway to play area
  • 1/4 mile to play area

Play Area

  • Engineered mulch surface
  • Ramp into the play area
  • Fenced

Play Equipment

  • Transfer station

Other Amenities

  • Accessible restroom
  • Accessible picnic table

Size in acres

6.48

Year acquired

1941

History

Berkeley Park was purchased as part of a 20-acre neighborhood tract in 1941 with funds from a 1938 tax levy. Housing was developed except for a 6.5 acre tract which was designated for a potential park. In 1946, Park Superintendent C.P. Keyser thought Berkeley was too costly to develop. With three sides already having housing, it was thought the area would best be used for additional housing. The neighbors disagreed and petitioned for the property to be developed as a park. The neighborhood succeeded and Berkeley Park was developed.

In this Park Facility

Park Location or Entrance

Berkeley Park main entrance
SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd and Bybee Blvd
Portland, OR 97202

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

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

Park amenities/activities

Accessible Play Area
Accessible Restroom
Baseball Field
Horseshoe Pit
Paths (Paved)
Picnic Table
Playground
Soccer Field
Softball Field
Tennis Court (Lighted)

City section

SE