Come play with us this summer at Gateway Discovery Park! Fill your days with FUN with Free Lunch + Play, cultural events, and hands-on fun in the splash pad.
2023 Summer Free For All Free Lunch + Play
Play for days at Free Lunch + Play at Gateway Discovery Park! Drop-in to play in the splash pad, create crafts, play big games, have a free lunch (ages 18 & under) and make new friends! For a full schedule of Free Lunch + Play parks this summer, click HERE.
|June 26-August 25 (Mon-Fri)||10:00am-4:00pm||11:00-11:45am|
2023 Cultural Events
|July 5||11:30am-12:30pm||Prismagic - Come and delight in a heartfelt aerialist performance including balloon animals and face painting.|
|July 12||11:30am-12:30pm||Original Practice Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream - Join us for a fast paced, energetic play with lot of audience interactions!|
|July 19||11:30am-12:30pm||SFFA Concert in the Park: Micah and Me - Kindie dance part band playing upbeat originals and children's classic covers.|
|July 22||4:30-6:30pm||Portland Taiko, People of the Drum -|
|July 26||11:30am-12:30pm||SFFA Concert in the Park: Olive and Dingo - Hilarious and joyful rockin' storytime.|
|August 2||11:30am-12:30pm||SFFA Concert in the Park:DJ Anjalie & the Incredible Kid - High-energy Bollywood/bhangra dance party!|
|August 9||11:30-12:30pm||SFFA Concert in the Park:Ballet Folklorico Corazones Alegres - Traditional Mexican dances performed by youth from Latino Network|
|August 12||12:00-5:00pm||Tonga Day Festival: Join us for a celebration honoring Tongan heritage through community, family, cultural performances, live music, art, and more|
|August 16||11:30am-12:30pm||Aaron Nigel Smith - Bring the family to groove to the rhythm of a live musical blend of reggae and roots.|
|Fridays June 30, July 14, 21, 28, and August 4,18||11:30am-1:00pm||DJ George the Mixologist - Come cool down with chill tunes right by our splash pad. Lawn chairs and towels are welcome!|
|Splash Pad||10:00am-7:00pmn||June 13 - Labor Day, 2023|
Gateway Discovery Park Rental and Event Manual
Gateway Discovery Park is a positively-activated plaza that has on-site staff during events and rentals to ensure the park is fun, safe, and welcoming for all!
- Gateway Discovery Park is available for public and private rentals and events.
- Our staff are actively involved in the coordination, education, and day of event site management to ensure your event goes smoothly, to familiarize you with the site, and ensure rental policies and guidelines are followed.
- We will work with you to customize your rental to our unique outdoor spaces and will do event meetings, site walk-through, and provide advice about the space.
Gateway Discovery Park is now available for picnic rentals and more! To reserve a picnic area at Gateway Discovery Park, call 503-823-2525 or click here to make a reservation online.
Rental and Event Use Forms and Applications
Rental applications are accepted up to 12 months in advance of load-in date.
In 2008, the Portland Development Commission (PDC) and Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) purchased three adjacent properties totaling 4.2 acres. PDC and PP&R currently share joint title of the parcels. Based on community input and previous planning efforts, it was determined that the now vacant site should become a 3.2 acre neighborhood park, and 1 acre of complementary mixed-use development. The park was constructed in part with funding from Prosper Portland (formerly the Portland Development Commission.) Harper's Playground participated in the design process and contributed funding to the Universally accessible play area.
- Street parking with designated ADA spaces
- Paved pathway to play area
- 50 feet to play area
- Universally accessible unitary play surfacing
- Universally accessible play equipment and play features
- Universally-accessible adaptive swings and spin
- Accessible sand and water play table
- Nature discovery area
- Sensory play elements
- Accessible climbing structure
- Accessible restrooms
- Accessible drinking fountains
- Accessible picnic tables
- Picnic site
- Wedding site