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George Park

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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

Size in acres

2.03

Year acquired

1971

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.

Park Location or Entrance

George Park main entrance
N Burr Avenue and Fessenden Street
Portland, OR 97203

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

Park amenities/activities

Accessible Play Area
Paths (Paved)
Picnic Table
Playground

Neighborhood

St. Johns

City section

North