University Park

University Park Playground
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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.

Accessibility Notes


  • 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

Park Location or Entrance

9009 N Foss Avenue
Portland, OR 97217

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

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

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Park amenities/activities

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

Park policy

  • All dogs must be leashed in this park.


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