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Farragut Park

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Farragut Park
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Farragut Park Toddler Play Area and ADA Improvements

There is a lack of appropriate play areas and equipment for parks visitors ages 0-5 years old. The Farragut Park Toddler Play Area will help ensure that PP&R is providing appropriate play opportunities for all ages and abilities.  

Please visit the Farragut Park Toddler Play Area and ADA Improvements page for complete details.

Farragut Park Basketball Court is Closed

Due to safety concerns, the Farragut Park basketball court is currently closed. There is a tree root under the court that has created a serious tripping hazard. Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) assessed the court and determined that the repairs will be extensive, which means that this is a Capital Major Maintenance Project (projects costing over $10,000), rather than a standard maintenance project. The bureau put the basketball court on the Capital Major Maintenance Project list for funding consideration in the future.

Such repair needs are not unique to Farragut Park, and we have to balance our resources and multiple needs across the parks system. Portland Parks & Recreation has at least $450 million in identified yet unfunded major maintenance needs across our system over the next 10 years.  

Despite limited resources available, PP&R is investing into several projects at Farragut Park, including Toddler Play Area and ADA Improvements. We were able to secure Parks System Development Charge funds (which can be used for growth/capacity expansion projects only) to work on the playground improvements, and we received separate funding for restroom and sidewalk repairs.

There are still many major maintenance and growth needs across the city’s park system. Portland Parks & Recreation is committed to establishing a more financially sustainable direction, that aligns equitable service and funding levels – for the long term. https://www.portland.gov/parks/sustainable-future

Year acquired
1940
Size in acres
13.98
History

Farragut Park was named after Admiral David Glasgow Farragut who, although born in Tennessee, fought for the North in the Civil War. He was a hero who is famous for saying, "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!"

Accessibility Notes

Parking

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

Play Area

  • Engineered mulch surface
  • Ramp into play area

Play Equipment

  • Transfer station

Other Amenities

  • Accessible restroom
  • Accessible picnic table

Park Location or Entrance

N Kerby Avenue and Farragut Street
Portland, OR 97217

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

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

Upcoming construction

Expected completion in Winter 2024

Park amenities/activities

Accessible Play Area
Accessible Restroom
Picnic Table
Playground
Paths (Paved)
Splash Pad
Basketball Court

City section

North