The Fields Park

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Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (BEECN)

A Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (pronounced beacon) is a place to go in Portland after a major earthquake to ask for emergency assistance if phone service is down, or report severe damage or injury. More information can be found at the Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node page.

Size in acres

3.35

Year acquired

2010

History

In the early 1900s, the Pearl District was a major industrial and transportation hub of Portland, with extensive rail yards, warehousing, and manufacturing facilities. In the 1950s, many industrial activities were relocated as transportation patterns shifted from water and rail to surface transit on interstate highways and air. The low rents that soon followed created spaces for artists and small businesses.

The Pearl District of today began in the early 1980s with extensive planning efforts to convert warehouses and rail yards into mixed-use development. Pearl District redevelopment gained momentum in the 1990s which resulted in urban mixed-use with multi-family residential buildings, offices, and a broad range of retail shops and services.

This is the third park that was outlined in the Portland River District Park System Urban Design Framework Study (January 2001). The study included planning and design concepts for four parks within the Urban renewal Area (URA) located between NW 10 and 11 Avenues, beginning at NW Johnson. The four parks include Jamison Square (completed 2002), Tanner Springs (completed 2005), The Fields (completed 2013), and a potential Riverfront Park. The Fields is situated within the Hoyt Street Yards portion of the Pearl District Neighborhood Association (PDNA).

Park Location or Entrance

The Fields Park main entrance
1099 NW Overton Street
Portland, OR 97209

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

Park amenities/activities

Fenced Dog off-leash Area
Paths (Paved)
Accessible Picnic Area
Accessible Play Area
Accessible Restroom
Statue or Public Art
Picnic Table
BEECN – Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node
Playground

City section

NW