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Knott Park


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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.


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.  

Accessibility Notes


  • Parking lot
  • Paved pathway to play area
  • 50 feet to play area

Play Area

  • Engineered mulch surface
  • Ramp into play area
  • Partially fenced

Play Equipment

  • Transfer station

Other Amenities

  • Accessible restroom
  • Accessible picnic table

Size in acres


Year acquired



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.

Park Location or Entrance

Knott Park main entrance
NE 117th Avenue and Knott Street
Portland, OR 97220

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight.

Parking lot closed at 10:00pm.

To reserve a sports field, call 503-823-2525.

Park amenities/activities

Accessible Play Area
Accessible Restroom
BEECN – Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node
Paths (Paved)
Paths (Unpaved)
Picnic Table
Soccer Field
Softball Field

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