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George Park

Park
George Park Playground
On this Page
Year acquired
1971
Size in acres
2.03
History

This park is named for Melvin Clark George, who was a state senator from the Multnomah district (1876-1880) and a U.S. Congressman (1881-1885). He was born in Noble County in Ohio in 1849, moved with his parents over the Old Oregon Trail in 1851, and settled on a homestead near Lebanon, Oregon. He attended Willamette University where he studied law, and started his practice in Portland in 1875. He served as a judge of the State circuit court (1897-1907) and was appointed to superintend the construction of the Burnside Bridge. He also served as a director of the Portland public schools for five years. In 1925, George compiled a travel brochure describing scenes along the Columbia River Highway, The Columbia Highway Booklet. He died in 1933 and was interred in Lone Fir Cemetery.

Accessibility Notes

Parking

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

Play Area

  • Engineered mulch surface
  • Ramp into the play area

Play Equipment

  • Transfer station

Other Amenities

  • Accessible picnic table

Park Location or Entrance

N Burr Avenue and Fessenden Street
Portland, OR 97203

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

Recent news

Upcoming construction

Summer 2024 to Winter 2026

Park amenities/activities

Accessible Play Area
Picnic Table
Playground
Paths (Paved)

Park policy

  • All dogs must be leashed in this park.

Neighborhood

City section

North