PRK-1.20 - Early Park Closure Hours at Various Park Sites

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Portland City Code 20.12.210 allows the Director of Portland Parks & Recreation to 
designate park closure hours other than 12:01 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Parks that have earlier closing times are implemented to reduce nuisance activity after hours and reduce damage and harm to park assets and ensure visitor enjoyment of parks. To properly catalog prior policies related to park hours at different park sites, the Director will rescind older policies and implement this policy as the primary list to catalog all early park closure hours into a singular rule. This rule will be revised as necessary by the Director to ensure park hours are properly recorded.

Policy Statement 

The Director hereby implements the following park hours as park rule. Park parking areas at 
these sites may be closed or restricted earlier as posted by sign.

  1. Closed from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.: 
    1. Colonel Summers Park 
    2. Mt Tabor Park 
    3. Irving Park 
    4. Mt Scott Park
    5. Sellwood Riverfront Park
    6. Montavilla Park
    7. Woodstock Park 
    8. Sellwood Park
    9. Lair Hill Park
    10. Wallace Park
    11. Eastridge Park
    12. Glenfair Park
    13. Harney Park
    14. Hillside Park
    15. Kern Park
    16. Raymond Park
    17. Sunnyside School Park
    18. Washington Park 
    19. Willamette Park
    20. Creston Park 
    21. Hillside Park
    22. Kern Park
    23. McCoy Park
  2. Closed from 10:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.:
    1. Laurelhurst Park
  3. Closed from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.: 
    1. Gateway Green Park
    2. Ira Keller Fountain
    3. North Park Blocks 
    4. South Park Blocks between SW Market and SW Salmon
    5. Pittock Acres Park
    6. O’Bryant Square 
    7. SW Hall and 14th Property
  4. Parking Lot Closed from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m:
    1. Council Crest Park 
    2. Lents Park
    3. Mt. Tabor Park 
  5. For continuity, the following Portland Policy Documents related to Park Hours are hereby rescinded and replaced with this primary policy: 
    1. PRK-1.06 Downtown Park Closures 
    2. PRK-1.07 McCoy Park Hours 
    3. PRK-1.09 Eastridge Park Open Hours 
    4. PRK-1.10 Glenfair Park Open Hours 
    5. PRK-1.15 Hours of Closure: Mt Tabor Parking Lot 


The rules are adopted pursuant to rulemaking authority in PCC 20.12.210. In addition, park 
roads and parking areas are under the authority of the Director of Parks & Recreation through 
Portland City Code Title 16.70.560 - Traffic Regulations in Parks. This authority is granted 
by City Council via ordinance (Ord. 165594 and 185779).

Related Policies, Procedures & Forms

Portland City Code 20.12.210

Historical notes


Adopted by Director of Portland Parks & Recreation on May 17th, 2023.

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