Gabriel Park

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COVID-19 related information

Learn more about closures and postponements related to the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Fitness in the Park

Gabriel Park is one of five parks hosting Parks & Recreation's Fitness in the Park. This exciting new program helps community members achieve their fitness goals while adhering to physical distancing recommendations and connecting to nature in our parks. All fitness levels are welcome.

Complete details can be found at the Fitness in the Park page.


Gabriel Park Nature Patch

A view of the Gabriel Park Nature Patch

The Gabriel Park Nature Patch is a beautiful, ecologically diverse pollinator landscape.

Designed in partnership with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the Gabriel Park Nature Patch includes native and ornamental flowering shrub beds with natural seating and habitat features. The nature patch, across from the community garden and orchard, overlooks a beautiful pollinator meadow to the north that has over thirty varieties of native forbs, grasses, and wildflowers to support native pollinators. 

Help care for the Gabriel Park Nature Patch space! 

Email program coordinator Eric Rosewall to get learn about upcoming stewardship events at the Gabriel Park Nature Patch.

Learn more about Nature Patches around Portland

Nature Patches around Portland

Nature patches are unique natural garden spaces that provide natural experiences for people at their neighborhood park and create habitat for wildlife.


Skatepark Stats

Constructed in 2008, the skatepark is 10,000 sq ft, featuring 8,000 sq ft of snake run and 2,000 sq ft of unique perimeter features including a wall ride, pump bumps, tranny trench, and vert tranny to slappy curb. The snake run includes a 9-ft-deep bowl with concrete coping and tractor seat; the midsection has three hips and a rolled lip design.

Gabriel Park Playground Project

Gabriel Park Inclusive Playground design

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.

Accessibility Notes

Parking

  • Parking lot
  • 2 designated parking spaces
  • Paved pathway to play area with slight slope
  • 200 feet to play area

Play Area

  • Engineered mulch surface
  • Rubberized surface at transfer station
  • Ramp into play area

Play Equipment

  • Transfer station
  • Sensory play elements

Other Amenities

  • Accessible restroom
  • Accessible picnic table

Size in acres

89.67

Year acquired

1950

History

Swiss immigrant Ulrich Gabriel arrived in 1890 and eventually bought and farmed property south of what is now Vermont Street, and operated the Pine Creek Dairy. He raised corn, wheat, and potatos, but his main income came from his dairy herd.

In October 1950, the city purchased an 87-acre tract of land featuring two small creeks and wooded areas between Vermont and Canby Streets for $120,000. Part of the property, referred to as Gabriel Acres, gave the park its name.

Reservations available

Picnic site

In this Park Facility

Park Location or Entrance

Gabriel Park main entrance
SW 45th Avenue and Vermont Street
Portland, OR 97219

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight.

Parking lot off SW Canby closed at 10:00pm. To reserve a sports field or picnic area, call 503-823-2525. Picnic Site Maps & Info

Upcoming Events

Ladybug Walk at Gabriel Park (9:30am)

Classes and Activities
9:30 am 10:30 am

Ladybug Walk at Gabriel Park (11am)

Classes and Activities
11:00 am 12:00 pm

Upcoming construction

Gabriel Park Inclusive Playground Project

Opening expected in summer 2021

Park amenities/activities

Fenced Dog off-leash Area
Paths (Paved)
Paths (Unpaved)
Baseball Field
Softball Field
Soccer Field
Basketball Court
Tennis Court (Lighted)
Volleyball Court
Accessible Picnic Area
Accessible Play Area
Accessible Restroom
Nature Patch
Skate Park
Picnic Table
BEECN – Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node
Playground

City section

SW