Earl Boyles Park

A photo of the Earl Boyles Park playground.
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Earl Boyles was a beloved janitor at the former Powellhurst Elementary School for 19 years in the 1930s and 40s. On rainy days he would allow cold, wet students to dry by the furnace. When a new elementary school was built in 1956, it was named after him. As of 2000, it remains the only school in Oregon named for a classified employee. When the land adjacent to the school was acquired for a park, there was no question that the park would be named after Earl Boyles as well.

Accessibility Notes


  • Street parking
  • Paved pathway to play area
  • 200 feet to play area

Play Area

  • Engineered mulch surface
  • Ramp into younger children play area
  • Curb-cut into older children play area

Play Equipment

  • Transfer station
  • Sensory play elements

Other Amenities

  • Accessible spray feature

Park Location or Entrance

east of SE 107th Avenue and Francis Street
Portland, OR 97266

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight 

Park amenities/activities

Accessible Play Area
Horseshoe Pit
Picnic Table
Paths (Paved)
Paths (Unpaved)
Splash Pad
Volleyball Court

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