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Fernhill Park

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Fernhill Park Nature Patch

In partnership with the Bureau of Environmental Services, this natural forest garden includes a wide variety of native plants, split-rail fencing, logs and boulders, and a gravel path. The nature patch is on the hilltop that overlooks the splash pad and dog off-leash area.

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.

A view of the Fernhill Park Nature Patch
Year acquired
1940
Size in acres
26.71
History

According to rumor, the land that is now called Fernhill Park was used as a dumping ground for stolen cars. Auto thieves would steal cars, take them to the ravine, and strip them down for parts. Portland Parks & Recreation 'rode to the rescue' and removed briar patches, graded the hills, and planted grass – turning this one-time valley of vandals into a beautiful park for everyone to enjoy!

In 2018, Fernhill Park received a new splash pad and an expanded play area with new play equipment thanks to funds from the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond and System Development Charges.

Park Location or Entrance

NE 37th Avenue and Ainsworth Street
Portland, OR 97211

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

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

Upcoming Events

Park amenities/activities

Horseshoe Pit
Nature Patch
Picnic Table
Playground
Dog Off-leash Area
Paths (Paved)
Track
Baseball Field
Soccer Field
Softball Field
Splash Pad
Volleyball Court

City section

NE