"A Park" was formerly named Custer Park. City Commissioner Amanda Fritz changed the park’s name in December 2020 by issuing an executive order.
Some of Portland’s parks and monuments were named after people whose actions or points of view do not reflect our community’s values. Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) recognizes that equity and inclusiveness are vital components of our commitment to welcome and serve all Portlanders. PP&R will be engaging in robust, open, community engagement processes to secure a new permanent name for this park, and other sites.
A Park Nature Patch
Created in 2021, the nature patch at the north edge of A Park has a strolling path with a bridge over the seasonal stream and a central gathering area amidst a forest backdrop.
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.
A Park is a temporary name for what used to be Custer Park.
- Street parking
- Paved pathway to play area with moderate slope
- 900 feet to play area
- Engineered mulch surface
- Ramp into play area
- Partially fenced
- Transfer station
- Sensory play elements
- Accessible restroom