Oaks Amusement Park
Oaks Amusement Park
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Amusement & Theme ParksMiniature Golf
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Oaks Park is one of the oldest continually operating amusement parks in America, and the last of the historic trolley parks operating in the region. With thrill rides, roller skating, go karts, miniature golf, and more, your family will have a perfect day on the midway! Pick a partner for the roller coaster, do the Hokey Pokey in the skating rink, and even "stick together" with some cotton candy! Have your next event with us - offering fabulous birthday parties, rentable picnic areas, and the Dance Pavilion, a historic indoor event venue. The amusement park is open from mid-March through October and our famous Roller Rink is open year-round.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Noah
    Portland, Oregon28 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not the best park I’ve been to
    It was fun but a bit underwhelming. To many people in such a small park. The lines are very long especially for the roller coaster considering how short of a ride it is. If they were to expand and have more roller coasters I think it would be more worthwhile. There’s to many rides for little kids and not enough rides for teens and adults.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 July 2023
  • tumbleweedchris
    Richland, Washington983 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Decent Classic Park, Poor Haunt Event
    I visited Oaks in October during their haunted event. The haunted event was not great with boring haunts, so I am going to separate that from the normal year round park. The park itself is a nice traditional amusement park. The main roller coaster, Adrenaline Peak, is a lot of fun if not a bit short. Don't forget about the kiddie coaster as it has some surprise thrills. There are some classic flat rides to fill the park out including a great Rock-O-Plane. The carousel has some fun animals, but it lacks the classic organ music for some reason. I did not use the rink, but that looks like a really nice feature. Overall, this is a decent classic amusement park. It's by far not a perfect park, but it does what it can in a limited amount of space. A dark ride would really give this park a boost. Check it out if you have time. If you don't, you can miss it and not feel too bad. And don't bother with the haunt.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Sally
    11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique Roller Skating Rink
    It was raining when I was there, but the rides were still open. I spent all of my time at the roller skating rink, which I enjoyed very much. The staff were exceptionally helpful and gracious with new skaters and made sure everyone stayed safe. The live organ music is a nice and unique touch.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 June 2024
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Sally
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
It was raining when I was there, but the rides were still open. I spent all of my time at the roller skating rink, which I enjoyed very much. The staff were exceptionally helpful and gracious with new skaters and made sure everyone stayed safe. The live organ music is a nice and unique touch.
Written 9 June 2024
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tumbleweedchris
Richland, WA983 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I visited Oaks in October during their haunted event. The haunted event was not great with boring haunts, so I am going to separate that from the normal year round park. The park itself is a nice traditional amusement park. The main roller coaster, Adrenaline Peak, is a lot of fun if not a bit short. Don't forget about the kiddie coaster as it has some surprise thrills. There are some classic flat rides to fill the park out including a great Rock-O-Plane. The carousel has some fun animals, but it lacks the classic organ music for some reason. I did not use the rink, but that looks like a really nice feature. Overall, this is a decent classic amusement park. It's by far not a perfect park, but it does what it can in a limited amount of space. A dark ride would really give this park a boost. Check it out if you have time. If you don't, you can miss it and not feel too bad. And don't bother with the haunt.
Written 29 October 2023
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SMF-Collegeville
Batesville, IN205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Fun little amusement park - bigger than a travelling carnival, but smaller than most permanent amusement parks. Also includes a mini-golf course, skating rink, and beautiful location on the river. It's nice that they allow everyone to ride on the train for free, which goes in a circle around the park.
I do think based on the mix of rides it's best for kids rather than adults - something to be aware of.
The games were very expensive - $5 for a chance at a prize that would usually cost $1-2 in general. I'm fine with the game being part of the experience and so there not being a real benefit to playing, but game prices were just way too high for the prizes.
We went on a weekday evening and it was not busy - rarely did we need to wait at all.
Written 21 August 2023
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Noah
Portland, OR28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
It was fun but a bit underwhelming. To many people in such a small park. The lines are very long especially for the roller coaster considering how short of a ride it is. If they were to expand and have more roller coasters I think it would be more worthwhile. There’s to many rides for little kids and not enough rides for teens and adults.
Written 6 July 2023
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John Warzynski
Wilsonville, OR637 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Spring Break at Oaks Park was great time for the family. The parking lot was very full. There were lines for rides and food. But everyone was polite and friendly. We had a wonderful experience showing our grandson 3 year old a fun day. He loves the slide and other rides. The cheese burgers were nothing to go back for, but the curly fries were excellent. The staff were polite and helpful.
Written 31 March 2023
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Brpined0
Camas, WA26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
Here’s the thing. Most of the reviews I read before posting this seemed to be written by Portlanders or nearby natives. Many people, it seems, have a fondness, a feeling of nostalgia, or maybe (on the other end) are feeling like it is too expensive, compared to when they came years ago. I am writing this review as someone who has lived in a few other states and has visited other amusement parks, fairs, and attraction-type parks (water parks, etc).

Keep your expectations very low, and you might be fine. I think if you are young or have little kids, you are probably better-off for OP as well. There are definitely some spinning, flipping, “make you sick” rides that teens might enjoy, too. They need more and better food options, some general cleaning and updating, and some TLC for the restrooms and the poor roller rink. That place just straight-up smells like feet! It was really gross. Oregon and Washington have no major amusement parks and only a few small ones here and there. So. If you live up here, there just are not great choices for people looking for places to ride rides.
Written 5 September 2022
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Footloosewomen
California Bay Area121 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The Wednesday morning rides for young kids were reasonably priced and fun for our three and five year old boys. The noon reading event was too large, although the book chosen was terrific. They gave kids a cookie and milk afterwards, but the milk we received was spoiled.

Prices after 12 pm were high, and food prices are prohibitive for many families. Food servers seemed to be poorly trained, and I would seriously question health standards. There are many places to picnic, and I suggest bringing your own food.

One food booth that should be skipped is Babi Boba Desserts. There was no vegetarian option at the main food booth, so I ordered a chocolate milk shake from Babi Boba. It was an 8 oz cup of ice chips and what tasted like chocolate milk! Not a milk shake, for sure. Price? $6, plus they charged 30 cents for using a credit card.
Written 24 July 2022
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Charley K
Dallas, TX54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Great old style amusement park with a tree-covered picnic area for families. Carnival rides, putt-putt golf, and all the bad food you loved as a kid are there, too. Don't miss it!
Written 10 July 2022
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Amanda W
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
I am giving it a 3 because OP is a childhood memory and holds a place in many of our hearts but as an adult I don’t enjoy it like I did as a kid. It’s expensive and crowded and the last time I was there with my kids school it took over an hour to get on a ride. We were there four hours so my daughter got to ride 4 rides…..? Plus they are charging extra for some rides. The whole reason I got on to write a review is because the new-ish roller coaster is a huge concern to me and after the accident in (Florida?) it brought this to my mind. That roller coaster at OP does NOT have a shoulder strap and you start off going STRAIGHT UP. Of any amusement ride ever I’ve never been more scared. I could feel myself sliding. I can’t imagine how someone hasn’t slipped out. I won’t let me kids ride it. Seems pretty irresponsible to not have a shoulder strap. It is 2022 and it has been years since I was there so it is possible that they have corrected this by now but if not….. hang on.
Written 28 March 2022
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Larry R
Portland, OR219 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I remember when rides used to scare you rather than make you feel sick. Line for race cars was too long. I would have tried a few more rides but wasn't feeling well after a couple, also a bit tired before I came thought getting out would help me snap out of it, but not those rides
Written 22 September 2021
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