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Washington Park, Portland

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Washington Park is a public urban park in Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon. It includes a zoo, forestry museum, arboretum, rose garden, Japanese garden, amphitheatre, memorials, archery range, tennis courts, soccer field, picnic areas, playgrounds, public art and many acres of wild forest with miles of trails.

Washington Park covers more than 458 acres (185 hectares) on mostly steep, wooded hillsides which range in elevation from 200 feet (61 m) at 24th & West Burnside Street to 870 feet (270 m) at SW Fairview Blvd. It comprises 241.45 acres (97.71 hectares) of city park land that has been officially designated as "Washington Park" by the City of Portland, as well as the adjacent 64-acre (26 ha) Oregon Zoo and the 153-acre (62 ha) Hoyt Arboretum, which together make up the area described as "Washington Park" on signs and maps.
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  • After finding that none of the local tour groups were running half day tours yet - too early in the spring - we decided to see what we could reach via local transit. We were staying downtown just a.....  more
    After finding that none of the local tour groups were running half day tours yet - too early in the spring - we decided to see what we could reach via local transit. We were staying downtown just a.....  more »
  • Amazing drive through a forest. Beautiful gardens, park, houses, hiking trails and gardens. A truly beautiful park. 
    Amazing drive through a forest. Beautiful gardens, park, houses, hiking trails and gardens. A truly beautiful park.  more »
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  • The Zoo was nice, even with masking and a partial open, no bugs, bats, penguins, etc, but all the really interesting and fun large animals were out and available. They did well with what they could offer and keep visitors safe from becoming sick. I appreciate how the employees were on top of it with the few folks who were trying to not wear their masks. I really like the new polar bear area and love how big the elephant lands are now. It is much nicer than it used to be by far. Hoping the pandemic will end soon so we can have zoo concerts, zoo boo, and zoo lights back. Looking forward to full zoo experience again the future, until then, it was still really great. Thank you Oregon Zoo!
  • Beautiful oak in the middle of the city! Massive area filled with amazing trees, flowers and wildlife. And if the green veal park isn't enough, attached you will find the Portland zoo, Japanese Gardens, archery range, rose garden, and arboretum! (Plus the park has picnic areas with great views, basketball and tennis courts and endless hiking trails! ) Whether you're a tourist on vacation, or a long time resident, do yourself a favor and gate a taste of what life was extended to be... Fun and relaxing, with endless opportunities!

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