"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
Portland Parks & Recreation will be installing a nature patch at the north edge of A Park that will foster wildlife habitat and add natural features for you to enjoy.
The project is currently being planned and landscape alteration should begin late summer or fall 2021.
Please contact the project manager, Eric Rosewall, at email@example.com or 503-341-0855 for updates or with questions or concerns.
You can help create this space! Sign up here to plant the patch next winter and we'll be in touch when events get scheduled.
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.
- 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
Size in acres
A Park is a temporary name for what used to be Custer Park.