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Washington Park

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This popular park offers miles of trails, an extensive rose garden, a large Japanese garden and a zoo. For information on free shuttles, attraction admission hours and pricing within the park, and maps, visit our website.
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1715 South West Skyline Boulevard, Portland, OR 97221-2658
+1 503-823-2538
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This park is a gem. It's absolutely beautiful with lots of hiking opportunities. Be prepared to hike uphill, but it's not a difficult hike to the Witches' House. You can hike further. The trails can be a little wet so wear appropriate shoes.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lori G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly nature in the city. Washington Park has much to offer residents as well as visitors. The Zoo, The Children's Museum, Hoyt Arboretum, and the World Forestry Center are exciting places for all to see.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Carol T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a whole weekend here, as we drove up from far Northern California. The free transportation was fantastic, so easy to use and the Japanese Garden, highly inspiring. While waiting for the bus, someone asked us where we were from and his response was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 266darylannc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as part of our visit to Washington park. There's lots of trees and it's a lovely outdoor environment. If the weather is good it's worth visiting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MissL219
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I hiked through the park, not realizing how far the Japanese Gardens were from where we started. It was a 4 mile walk through the foggy woods, not too strenuous, very quiet and peaceful at times. Not crowded because it was January,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hit60timetotravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live right by this park and it is always welcoming to walk below its trees, amid its roses, over its mosses. Others might better enjoy its hills and peaks, archery range, and cycling paths!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mpinard2003
Reviewed 8 January 2019

Walked through on the way to Japanese Garden. So clean, well kept. Dogs were on leash. People were courteous. Lots of joggers. Would love to explore more!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bryan W
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Arrive here on the Trolley tour. Some fantastic views for photo opportunities. A nice rose garden, and a lovely place to spend a couple of hours.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AdrianL66
Reviewed 29 December 2018

Some nice little hills to walk up in this park depending on where you enter it from but it has a Holocaust memorial, a Sacajawea statue, and a statue to commemorate the achievements of captains Merriweather Lewis and William Clark. Definitely worth spending an hour...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 27 December 2018

Large park in the middle of Portland easily reached via transit. The MAX LRT station is under the park and you reach the park by elevator. The park has a free shuttle that you can take to get to each of the attractions. Love this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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4 February 2019|
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Response from GuanchD | Reviewed this property |
Ditto what others have said. There was a “hot dog” cart when we were there too. And take the free bus around the park to minimize the walking necessary. Have fun and check out the Roses!!!
8 January 2019|
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Response from Malcolm K | Reviewed this property |
Washington Park allows dogs but the usual rules apply: Dogs must be on a leash and clean up after them. Apart from that its a perfect place for the whole family.
8 October 2017|
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Response from edlexin | Reviewed this property |
No specific bike trails, but there are plenty of bikers on the winding roads through the park. Check out the park map.