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Spring Garden Park

Spring Garden Park's nature-based play areas foster imaginative unstructured play for all.
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Spring Garden Park was at first an undeveloped hillside covering 4.65 acres. But after extensive community input, planning, and work by PP&R staff and contractors, the park is now a gleaming, neighborhood destination which includes: 

  • A children’s playground with an interactive water feature, embankment slide, contemporary play structures, musical chimes, rock scramble, and tree logs and stumps for nature-based play. The playground meets all current ADA requirements
  • The playground’s signature customized observation tower, with space to play and telescopes
  • Accessible walking path connection between SW Dolph Court and Spring Garden Street
  • Improved hillside storm drainage with native wildflowers and grasses.
  • New sidewalks, street trees, storm water improvements and parallel parking along SW Dolph Court and Spring Garden Street
  • A Portland Loo restroom facility along with bike racks, drinking fountain and trash receptacles
  • Benches, a sitting area, picnic tables, and a picnic shelter
  • Flower gardens
  • A public art installation, “The Nest”, by Hannes Wingate
  • A gathering area (suitable for events like Movies in the Park, part of Portland Parks & Recreation’s Summer Free For All), with a buffer zone between the park and adjacent neighbors 

The Friends of Spring Garden Park had a key role in cultivating community support for the park, and enthusiastically engaged neighbors in the planning and design process. 

Accessibility Notes

On-street Parking

  • 1 accessible parking space on SW Spring Garden Street
  • 1 accessible parking space on SW Dolph Court

Play Area

  • Rubber tile surface
  • Engineered wood fiber
  • Ramp into play area Play Equipment
  • Transfer station
  • Spinner
  • Slide
  • Splash pad
  • Sound instruments

Other Amenities

  • Accessible restroom
  • Portland Loo
  • Accessible picnic area

Size in acres


Year acquired



PP&R's first nature play area was completed in November 2011 as a result of collaboration between PP&R, Friends of Spring Garden Park, and Umpqua Bank's Multnomah Village Store. TriMet donated a tree from their property on Lincoln Street to supply wood and materials to the project. The tree had to be removed during construction of TriMet’s Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project.

Reservations available

Picnic site
Spring Garden Park Playground Splash Pad

Park Location or Entrance

3332 SW Spring Garden Street
Portland, OR 97219

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

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Park amenities/activities

Paths (Paved)
Paths (Unpaved)
Splash Pad
Accessible Play Area
Accessible Restroom
Picnic Table
Picnic Shelter

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