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"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

A view of the nature patch at Alberta Park in NE Portland.
The Alberta Park Nature Patch for reference.

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.

The Draft Design Concept for the A Park Nature Patch
A Park Nature Patch Draft Concept

Please contact the project manager, Eric Rosewall, at 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.

Accessibility Notes


  • Street parking
  • Paved pathway to play area with moderate slope
  • 900 feet to play area

Play Area

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

Play Equipment

  • Transfer station
  • Sensory play elements

Other Amenities 

  • Accessible restroom

Size in acres


Year acquired



A Park is a temporary name for what used to be Custer Park.

Park Location or Entrance

SW 21st Avenue and Capitol Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

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

Park amenities/activities

Accessible Play Area
Accessible Restroom
Nature Patch
Paths (Paved)
Soccer Field
Softball Field

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