Willamette Park

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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.


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.


Parking Hours and Rates

Summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day)

  • Daily 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Rates
    • Vehicles without trailers: $1 per hour, up to 5 hours, $10 all day rate.
    • Vehicles with trailers: $5 per day. Trailer parking is only allowed in designated spaces.
  • Trailer parking is allowed only in designated spaces.
  • Parking on the boat ramp and in the parallel parking spaces on the north or south edges of the lot are for loading and unloading boats only.

Fall, Winter, and Spring

  • Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Weekends: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Rates
    • Vehicles without trailers: $1 per hour, up to 3 hours, $6 all day rate.
    • Vehicles with trailers: $5 per day. Trailer parking is only allowed in designated spaces.
  • Trailer parking is allowed only in designated spaces.
  • Parking on the boat ramp and in the parallel parking spaces on the north or south edges of the lot are for loading and unloading boats only.

Seasonal Parking Passes
Spring fishing season parking passes (valid February through May) may be purchased for $60, on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the PP&R Customer Service Center at 503-823-2525, Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Accessibility Notes

The park can be accessed via S Nebraska Street, SW Nevada Street, S Miles Place, S Beaver Avenue, and the Willamette Greenway Trail.

The Willamette Park road south of the main boat ramp parking area, including the south parking lot, will be temporarily closed to vehicle traffic on Monday, October 5, 2020. Limited parking space will remain available at the tennis courts. A pedestrian and bike detour route will be posted.

Size in acres

26.26

Year acquired

1929

History

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

5:00am-10:00pm, Closed to vehicles at 10:00pm

Park amenities/activities

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

City section

SW