Kelley Point Park

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Temporary Access Closure

N Kelley Point Park Rd will be closed at the intersection with N Marine Dr / N Lombard St. Installation dates have been delayed. New date TBD (Check back daily for up to date information).

People walking, biking, or driving will not be able to access this road or park motor vehicles in any three of the Kelley Point Park parking lots during this time. Kelley Point Park will be open for public access by water. A path through the construction site will not be provided.

A heavy-duty gate will be installed along N Kelley Point Park Rd, near the two non-functioning gates approximately 100ft from N Marine Drive.

No swimming or entering the water at Kelley Point Park

Park users are prohibited from entering the water at Kelley Point Park due to unsafe and unpredictable conditions.

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New Englander Hall Jackson Kelley (1790-1874) was one of the most vocal advocates for Oregon in the first half of the 19th century. In 1828, he published Settlement on the Oregon River and nine more pamphlets on a similar theme over the next 40 years. He spent most of his life bitterly trying to win notice - and payment - for having sparked American interest in the Pacific Northwest.

Kelley visited Oregon briefly in 1834. During that time, Sellwood, Milwaukie, and Oregon City were all vying with Portland to be the main city at the north end of the Willamette. Among these was Kelley's unsuccessful attempt to establish a city at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. In 1926, this site was named Kelley Point.

Kelley Point Park was originally owned by the Port of Portland which covered the flood-prone peninsula with tons of river dredgings. The site that was once envisioned as a city is now a park on an isolated tip of land.

Park Location or Entrance

N Marine Drive and Lombard Street
Portland, OR 97203

Open hours

Park Hours: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Park users are prohibited from entering the water at Kelley Point Park due to unsafe and unpredictable conditions. To reserve a picnic area, call 503-823-2525.

Picnic Site Maps & Info

Upcoming construction

Planning is underway; community engagement will start later in 2023

News and notices

Park amenities/activities

Accessible Restroom
Historical Site
Picnic Table
Statue or Public Art
Vista Point
Riverfront Views
Paths (Paved)
Paths (Unpaved)
Trails (Hiking)

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