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McCoy Park

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McCoy Park Artwork

Granite disks, sculpted by Horatio Hung-Yan Law and embedded in the spiral pathway, represent the moon's phases. Various cultural ideas about the cycle of life are captured in the quotations, proverbs, folk sayings, and myths etched in the disks. Benches sculpted with squirrels and salmon by Mufu Ahmed provide seating in the park.

Accessibility Notes


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

Play Area

  • Engineered mulch surface
  • Ramp into play area

Play Equipment

  • Transfer station
  • Sensory play elements

Other Amenities

  • Accessible restroom
  • Accessible picnic table
  • Accessible spray feature

Size in acres


Year acquired



Located in the New Columbia housing development, this park was named in honor of Bill and Gladys McCoy, African-American political leaders who brought attention to the issues of minority and low-income people in north Portland. Gladys McCoy was the first African-American to serve on the Portland School Board in 1970 and as a Multnomah County commissioner from 1979-1984. She was elected as county chairwoman in 1986. Bill McCoy was the first African-American to be elected to the Oregon Legislature in 1973. His senate district covered north Portland and much of northeast Portland.

Reservations available

Picnic site

Park Location or Entrance

N Trenton Street and Newman Avenue
Portland, OR 97203

In this Park Facility

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-10:00pm

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

Park amenities/activities

Accessible Picnic Area
Accessible Play Area
Accessible Restroom
Picnic Shelter
Picnic Table
Statue or Public Art
Wireless Internet Access (WiFi)
Paths (Paved)
Fountain (Interactive)
Basketball Court

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