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Parklane Park


The currently developed 5-acre portion of Parklane Park includes an accessible play area, a basketball court, a Portland Loo, and a softball field.

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Parklane Park Project

Thanks to funding from System Development Charges, Parklane Park will be expanded from 5 acres to 25 acres. The new funding will allow for ADA improvements to the entire park, plus park improvements for the site's undeveloped 20 acres on the northern side. Funding is sufficient for the completion of nearly all elements identified in the 2009 Master Plan (except for the aquatic center).  

July 2020

Parklane Park Design Reveal 

  • Saturday, July 25, 10am - 1pm: Drop by for a self-guided tour starting at the gate on the southeast side of Parklane Park (by Parklane Elementary). We will open up the fenced area, and provide a one-way walking route, with a few stops highlighting the location of future park amenities.
    • Please maintain physical distancing, and wear a mask! 
    • Please wear sturdy walking shoes and stay on the route, as the site is uneven and not paved. 
    • Allow 30-60 minutes to complete the self-guided tour. 
    • Download the map to your phone or print the self-guided tour map. Limited hard copies of the map will be available at the tour.

Revelación del diseño del Parque Parklane

¡Vea el diseño final de su parque!

  • Sábado 25 de julio de 10am a 1pmPase a hacer un recorrido autoguiado iniciando desde el portón que se encuentra en el lado sureste del Parque Parklane (cerca de la Primaria Parklane). Abriremos el área cercada y haremos un camino peatonal de un solo sentido, con unas paradas en los lugares donde se ubicarán las futuras instalaciones del parque.
    • ¡Favor de mantener la sana distancia y llevar cubrecocas!
    • Favor de llevar zapatos buenos para caminar, y mantenerse en la ruta, ya que el terreno tiene desniveles y no está pavimentado.
    • Permita de 30 a 60 minutos para terminar el recorrido autoguiado.
    • Baje el mapa a su teléfono o imprima el mapa del recorrido autoguiado.Una cantidad limitada de mapas impresas estarán disponibles en el evento.

Презентация дизайна парка Parklane 

  • Суббота, 25е июля, с 10 утра до часу дня: Загляните на экскурсию с гидом, начинающуюся у ворот на юго-восточной стороне Parklane Park (от Parklane Elementary). Мы откроем огороженную территорию и предоставим пешеходный маршрут в одну сторону, с несколькими остановками, указывающими расположение будущих парковочных мест.
Preferred design option for Parklane Park, shows all the park amenities
Parklane Park, Preferred Design

Parklane Park Loo Project

Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond and System Development Charges, a new Portland Loo was installed to replace the portable toilets in Parklane Park. 

Project Timeline

  • Fall 2015 - Winter 2015: Design, Public Involvement, and Permitting
  • Spring 2016: Bidding
  • October - December 2016: Construction
  • Spring 2017: Loo open to the public

Accessibility Notes


  • Street parking
  • 1 designated parking space
  • Paved pathway to play area
  • 100 feet to play area

Play Area

  • Engineered mulch surface
  • Ramp into play area

Play Equipment

  • Sensory play elements
  • Ramp onto play structure

Other Amenities

  • Accessible picnic table
  • Accessible Portland Loo restroom

Size in acres


Year acquired



In 1873, Francis Elliott claimed 640 acres through the Donation Land Claim Act that included the land the park is built on. The area was comprised of small family farms and orchards. The park site itself was vacant pasture land with some Douglas fir stands. At that time the road to Sandy traversed the Elliott family's property. When they eventually platted their land, they were required to dedicate a right-of-way which passed through the site where the gravel path exists today.

In the 1940s, Henry Troh opened a small airport called Troh’s Skypark on the current-day park site. The airport closed in the 1950s and was replaced by a sand and gravel quarry owned by the Oregon Asphaltic Paving Company. Gravel from the site helped to build the surrounding neighborhood. By 1984 the excavation reached the water table, and groundwater filled the quarry. The quarry was filled in the 1990s, largely with material excavated in the surrounding neighborhoods.

When the surrounding subdivisions were built in the 1970s, the triangular parcel that is now Parklane Park, become a Multnomah County park. Local residents planted many of the trees, and installed red and white striped playground equipment, giving the park its nickname, Candy Cane Park. In 1993, the City of Portland acquired the park from Multnomah County. The 1996 Centennial Neighborhood Plan recommended acquisition of 20 acres to the north, the site of the former gravel quarry. In 2002, the City purchased the three additional parcels from the Oregon Asphaltic Paving Company.

In 2016, a Portland Loo was installed with funding from the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond.

Park Location or Entrance

Parklane Park main entrance
SE 155th Avenue and Main Street
Portland, OR 97233

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

Upcoming construction

Parklane Park Project

Expected opening date: Fall 2022

Park amenities/activities

Paths (Unpaved)
Softball Field
Soccer Field
Basketball Court
Accessible Play Area
Accessible Restroom
Picnic Table



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