Ventura Park

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COVID-19 related information

Learn more about closures and postponements related to the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Fitness in the Park

Ventura Park is one of five parks hosting Parks & Recreation's Fitness in the Park. This exciting new program helps community members achieve their fitness goals while adhering to physical distancing recommendations and connecting to nature in our parks. All fitness levels are welcome.

Complete details can be found at the Fitness in the Park page.

Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (BEECN)

A Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (pronounced beacon) is a place to go in Portland after a major earthquake to ask for emergency assistance if phone service is down, or report severe damage or injury. More information can be found at the Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node page.

Ventura Park Pump Track

Ventura Park is home to Portland Parks & Recreation’s first pump track! What is a pump track? A pump track is a continuous dirt loop that can be ridden on a bicycle without the need for pedaling. Pump tracks have banked turns and rolling hills to maintain momentum. This pilot, or demonstration project, was built and is being maintained by the Northwest Trail Alliance (NWTA) under a formal agreement with Portland Parks & Recreation. The site is being monitored carefully during the ongoing trial period. PP&R is looking for continued good stewardship and community support. The track is not designed for skateboarders or BMX riders.

Ventura Park Playground Project

Ventura Park's playground was replaced, and a new Portland Loo was installed to replace the portable toilets, thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond and System Development Charges.

Thanks to a partnership with Playworld, Ventura Park’s new playground features the PlayForm 7, a piece of play equipment designed to get people thinking, talking, sharing ideas, and engaging in outdoor spaces in new and meaningful ways. 

Project Timeline

  • Spring 2016  -  Summer 2016:  Concept Design and Public Involvement
  1.  Focus Group - June 2016
  2. Open House #1  -  Thursday, July 21, 2016
  3. Open House #2  -  Wednesday, August 24, 2016
  • Summer 2016 - Fall 2016:  Design Development and Construction Documentation
  • Winter 2016 - Spring 2017:  Permitting and Bidding
  • July 2017 - January 2018:  Construction
  • April 14, 2018: Opening Celebration

Take a virtual tour of the trees at Ventura Park

Accessibility Notes

Parking

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

Play Area

  • Universally accessible unitary play surfacing

Play Equipment

  • Universally accessible play equipment and play features -
  • Universally accessible group swing
  • Sensory play elements including music and water

Other Amenities

  • Accessible restroom
  • Accessible drinking fountains
  • Accessible picnic table

Size in acres

7.18

Year acquired

1986

History

In 2017, Ventura Park’s playground was fully renovated, including the addition of new accessibility features, with funding from the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond. A Portland Loo was installed with funds from the Bond and System Development Charges. RACC installed a series of three public art sculptures called the Venturia Trio (The Imp, Twine, and Sprung) by Portland artist Pete Beeman.

Park Location or Entrance

Ventura Park main entrance
460 SE 113th Avenue
Portland, OR 97216

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

To reserve a sports field, call David Douglas District at 503-261-8399.

Park amenities/activities

Paths (Paved)
Pump Track
Accessible Picnic Area
Accessible Play Area
Accessible Restroom
Universal Access Play Area
Statue or Public Art
Picnic Table
BEECN – Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node
Playground

City section

East