Columbia Park and Annex

Columbia 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 Tree Tour

Take a virtual tour of the trees at Columbia Park

Columbia Park Nature Patch

Panorama of the Columbia Park Nature Patch
Fairy homes adorn the nature patch at Columbia Park.

Established in 2020, 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 theme.

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
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Size in acres

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.

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

Park amenities/activities

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

Park policy

  • All dogs must be leashed in this park.


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