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A Park

A photo of the "A Park" sign.
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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 over the 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.

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

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

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

Park policy

  • All dogs must be leashed in this park.


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