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Lents Park

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Basketball and Tennis Courts Temporary Closure

Fences will be placed around the basketball and tennis courts on May 16, 2024. The basketball and tennis courts will be closed to public use during renovation and repairs. This work is expected to take 6 to 8 weeks and is weather dependent.  If cold, wet, weather continues this spring, court closure will continue until dry weather allows work to reconvene. Your new and improved Lents Park basketball and tennis courts are expected to be ready for play at the end of June 2024. (Please note: This is subject to change due to weather).

Basketball court improvements are funded by generous Nike and Trail Blazer donations to PP&R for the renovation of the original Nike basketball courts. Tennis courts are being funded by PP&R major maintenance funds.  

Questions? Please contact Anna Brown at

COVID-19 related information

Learn more about closures and postponements related to the COVID-19 pandemic response.

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.

Lents Park Nature Patch

Lents Nature Patch 2022
The nature patch wraps around the picnic lawn and playground, connecting to the community garden.

Created in 2020 in partnership with Green Lents, the Johnson Creek Watershed Council, and Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, this natural landscape includes lots of flowering native plants, split-rail fencing, and log and boulder seating. The nature patch repurposed underutilized areas around the community garden and playground - improving habitat for birds and pollinators. 

Sweat Bee at the Lents Nature Patch
A native Green Sweat Bee pollinating a Wyethia flower at Lents Park.

Learn more about Nature Patches in Portland
Portland Parks & Recreation is adding nature patches to developed park landscapes to provide natural experiences for people and habitat for wildlife. Nature patches are unique natural garden spaces that support native pollinators and offer fun opportunities for education and exploration.

Lents Park Playground and ADA Access Improvement Projects

In November 2014, the Parks Replacement Bond was passed with overwhelming support by Portland voters, showing broad support for our City’s parks and recreation facilities. Bond funds are to be used for repair and replacement of the most urgent needs in our parks system. The initial bond project list included play area renovations and accessibility improvements at Lents Park’s playground. All improvements to the play area were in accordance with the 2011 Lents Park Master Plan. 

Central Soccer Field Renovation

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) and Under Armour announced plans in early July 2015 to move forward with a significant partnership to enhance recreational opportunities for Portlanders.

The athletic apparel and footwear leader and PP&R teamed up to enhance athletic facilities within the PP&R system. Lents Park was identified as a perfect candidate for field improvements.

The project included many areas of priority identified in the Lents Park Master Plan which was developed by the community and adopted by City Council in 2011. The addition of the new turf soccer field, a community-approved feature from the Master Plan, required the removal of the existing gazebo. As part of the PP&R and Under Armour community engagement process, residents were provided an opportunity to provide feedback on the future use of the gazebo. Under Armour, PP&R, and the community worked together to ensure that the improvements to the site provide benefit to all Portlanders and site users.

Year acquired
Size in acres

Lents Park is named after Oliver Perry Lent, a stonemason who came to Oregon in the 1850s to farm a 190-acre land claim. The area became the center of a growing farm community. George P. Lent, the eldest son of Oliver Lent, platted the town of Lents in 1892. In 1912, the Lents community was annexed from Multnomah County and incorporated into the City of Portland.

According to neighborhood reports, the original 5.2 acres of Lents Park had previously been used as a gravel quarry. During the 1940s and 1950s, an additional 32 acres was purchased from private property owners by the City of Portland in an effort to assemble all of the land between SE 88 & 92 and SE Holgate & Steele for park purposes. In 1953, a central plan was prepared by the City, proposing locations for a baseball stadium, athletic playing fields, tennis courts, community buildings, pathways, and parking areas. Construction on the stadium began in 1956.

The stadium was named after Charles B. Walker. From 1930-1934, he supervised playground softball teams as a playground leader and in 1934, organized the first industrial and commercial softball leagues. In 1935, he was appointed as the city's first Sports Director. From 1944-45, Walker served as an American Red Cross Field Director in Germany. Upon his return from the war, he helped organize the first men's and women's softball tourneys ever held west of the Mississippi. In 1950, he was appointed as the commissioner of the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) for the Portland Metro area. He also served as the Pacific Coast Vice-President of the ASA. He retired from the Parks Bureau in 1969 after 40 years of dedication and service to the game of softball.

In 2017, Lents Park’s playground was fully renovated, including the addition of new accessibility features, with funding from the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond.

Accessibility Notes


  • Street parking
  • Paved pathway to play area
  • 300 feet to play area

Play Area

  • -Universally accessible unitary play surfacing

Play Equipment

  • Universally accessible play equipment and play features
  • Universally-accessible adaptive swing
  • Sensory play elements

Other Amenities

  • Accessible restroom
  • Accessible picnic table
Walker Stadium At Lents Park

Park Location or Entrance

SE 92nd Avenue and Holgate Blvd
Portland, OR 97266

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

To reserve a sports field or picnic area, call 503-823-2525. Picnic Sites & Info 

Upcoming Events


Park amenities/activities

Accessible Picnic Area
Accessible Play Area
Accessible Restroom
BEECN – Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node
Horseshoe Pit
Nature Patch
Picnic Table
Dog Off-leash Area
Paths (Paved)
Paths (Unpaved)
Baseball Field
Soccer Field
Softball Field
Synthetic Turf
Basketball Court
Tennis Backboard
Tennis Court (Lighted)


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