Joseph Wood Hill Park

Joseph Wood Hill At Rocky Butte
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Seasonal gate closure

The City closes the gate into the park from May 1 through October 31 annually to prevent motor vehicle access to the loop portion of NE Rocky Butte Road adjacent to Joseph Wood Hill Park.

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Year acquired
Size in acres

In 1901, Joseph Wood Hill established Hill Military Academy in northwest Portland. He soon moved his school to the Rocky Butte area. Many street names in this neighborhood refer to Hill's Academy.

Park Location or Entrance

NE Rocky Butte Road
Portland, OR 97220

Open hours

Open from 5:00 am to midnight.

Parking around the park is restricted in the evenings; review parking signs carefully.

Park amenities/activities

Historical Site
Statue or Public Art
Vista Point

Park policy

  • All dogs must be leashed in this park.


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