Knott Park's natural surroundings make a wonderful spot for picnics, games, gatherings, and events. The trails and paths that twist throughout the spacious park. Amenities include a baseball field, football field, horseshoe pit, playground, picnic facilities, and more.
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Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (BEECN)
A Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (pronounced beacon) is a place to go in Portland after a major earthquake to ask for emergency assistance if phone service is down, or report severe damage or injury. More information can be found at the Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node page.
- Parking lot
- Paved pathway to play area
- 50 feet to play area
- Engineered mulch surface
- Ramp into play area
- Partially fenced
- Transfer station
- Accessible restroom
- Accessible picnic table
Size in acres
A. J. Knott owned land in the area of the street and park that now bear his name.
In the 1880s and 1890s, Knott operated the Stark St. Ferry, which connected Portland and East Portland for many years. The ferry was originally fueled by "mule-power," with mules pulling the ferry from each shore. Business dwindled when the Morrison Bridge was made free to all since the Stark Street Ferry was only free to small children and funeral parties.