Wilkes Park

Wilkes Park Sign Playground
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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.

Year acquired
Size in acres

The property was owned for many years by the Van Alstyne family. In the late 1970s, a plant nursery was established and operated for 20 years until the site was acquired by the city of Portland in 1998. A master plan for the park was completed in August 2000 and construction began in September 2003. Several community partners contributed toward the park's development, including Nike, Oregon State Parks & Recreation, Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland Office of Transportation, and the Bureau of Maintenance. The community participated in a dedication ceremony during Neighbor’s Night Out on August 3, 2004. In 2016, a Portland Loo was installed with funding from the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond.

Accessibility Notes


  • Street parking
  • Paved pathway to play area
  • 50 feet to play area

Play Area

  • Engineered mulch surface
  • Ramp into play area
  • Partially fenced

Play Equipment

  • Transfer station

Other Amenities

  • Accessible restroom

Park Location or Entrance

3655 NE 154th Avenue
Portland, OR 97230

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-midnight

Park amenities/activities

Accessible Play Area
Accessible Restroom
BEECN – Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node
Paths (Paved)
Basketball Court

Park policy

  • All dogs must be leashed in this park.


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