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About Willamette Park

Purple martins nest near the boat ramp. Other birds frequenting the park include gulls, sandpipers, cormorants, kingfishers, and swallows. From the north end of the park it's possible to see great blue heron and bald eagle nests on Ross Island. Osprey and Canada geese nests are visible on transmission towers on the east bank of the river near Oaks Bottom. Beavers are present in the area.

Accessibility Notes

The park can be accessed via Nebraska, Nevada, Miles Place, Beaver Ave, and the Willamette Greenway Trail.

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The park is part of the Willamette River floodplain and used to be called 'Carp Flats' - referring to access to carp during seasonal flooding. One of the largest Oregon white oaks along the Willamette Greenway dates back to the Revolutionary War and is found in the south end of the park.

Reservations available

Picnic site

Park Location or Entrance

Willamette Park main entrance
SW Macadam Avenue and Nebraska Street
Portland, OR 97219

Open hours

Park hours: 5:00am-10:00pm. Closed to vehicles at 10:00pm.

To reserve a sports field or picnic area, call 503-823-2525. Picnic Sites & Info

Willamette Park Redevelopment Project
The 2015 Willamette Park Redevelopment Project is a strategic sequence of improvements to preserve and enhance this already popular and well-used park.

Park amenities/activities

Accessible Picnic Area
Accessible Restroom
Boat Dock
Boat Ramp
Dog Off-leash Area
Paths (Paved)
Paths (Unpaved)
Picnic Shelter
Picnic Table
Riverfront Views
Soccer Field
Tennis Court (Lighted)

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