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University Park

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Accessibility Notes

Parking

  • Parking lot
  • 2 designated parking spaces
  • Paved pathway to play area
  • 150 feet to play area

Play Area

  • Engineered mulch surface
  • Ramp into the play area

Play Equipment

  • Transfer station
  • Sensory play elements

Other Amenities

  • Accessible restroom inside Charles Jordan Community Center
  • Accessible picnic table

Size in acres

11.49

Year acquired

1953

History

University Park is named after Portland University, a Methodist college which was founded in 1891 in a split from Willamette University. Due to financial difficulties, the school closed in 1900. The campus was located in what is now the University Park neighborhood and later became the home of the University of Portland. The original campus building, West Hall (renamed Waldschmidt Hall in 1992), still stands and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In this Park Facility

Park Location or Entrance

University Park main entrance
9009 N Foss Avenue
Portland, OR 97217

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

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

Park amenities/activities

Accessible Play Area
Accessible Restroom
Paths (Paved)
Picnic Table
Playground
Soccer Field
Softball Field
Statue or Public Art

City section

North