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Columbia Park and Annex

Park
At just over 35 acres, Columbia Park and Annex houses mature Douglas-firs and lindens, sports fields, and a historic cottage, serving as an important shared community space for North Portlanders. Columbia Annex is located directly across North Lombard Street from Columbia Park.
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Columbia Park Nature Patch

This natural forest landscape has a floral lawn planted with crocuses, flat-top log benches and boulders, a network of walking paths, and a unique selection of pollinator-pleasing plants. The project repurposed an underutilized and degraded area of the park to give the picnic areas around the cottage a cohesive design. 

Learn more about Nature Patches in Portland
Portland Parks & Recreation is adding nature patches to developed park landscapes to provide natural experiences for people and habitat for wildlife. Nature patches are unique natural garden spaces that support native pollinators and offer fun opportunities for education and exploration.

The Columbia Park Nature Patch

Size in acres

35.37

Year acquired

1891

History

In 1891, the City of Albina bought a tract of wooded land to be used for Albina's first park, however, it wasn't developed until after Albina consolidated with the City of Portland. In 1909, G.H. Hoch, the head gardener for Washington Park, oversaw the design work for Columbia Park. He patterned the park after a famous park in Berlin, Germany. Columbia Cottage was built in 1940 and has served as a field house, dance hall, and National Guard command center. In 1989, when the city wanted to build a parking lot for Columbia Pool, the neighborhood banded together and saved the magical cottage. The cottage is operated by the Friends of Columbia Park.

Reservations available

Picnic site

Park Location or Entrance

N Lombard Street and Woolsey Avenue
Portland, OR 97203

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight 

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

For rental info on Columbia Cottage, visit the website at Friends of Columbia Park

Upcoming Events

Keeping Cool Under the Canopy

Classes and Activities
Take a walk beneath the rich canopy of Columbia Park during the heat of summer and learn how these great green giants are working hard to keep you cool.

Park amenities/activities

Accessible Picnic Area
Accessible Play Area
Accessible Restroom
Horseshoe Pit
Nature Patch
Picnic Shelter
Picnic Table
Playground
Paths (Paved)
Baseball Field
Soccer Field
Softball Field
Splash Pad
Tennis Court (Lighted)
Volleyball Court

City section

North