Parks to check out near Portland OR
If you have been feeling cooped up or would just like to find a new place to explore, we suggest checking out a nearby park. To make your search easier, we have created a list of the top-rated parks near Portland, OR.
Nestled in the Tualatin Mountains, Forest Park is one of the country’s largest urban forest reserves. This park includes natural areas, guided tours, both hiking and biking trails and a vista point. More than 112 bird and 62 mammal species can be found at Forest Park.
A great place to take the kids to is the Washington Park. This park has a zoo, forestry museum, children’s museum and arboretum. Washington Park stretches over 413 acres and can be accessed with the Light Rail.
Mt Tabor Park
Located on an extinct volcano, Mt. Tabor Park is a large forested park with tennis courts, a playground and 360-degree views. This park has four trails to explore with an off-leash dog area and plenty of restrooms.
Acquired in 1909, the Laurelhurst Park is over 32 acres. Just a few features of this park include off-leash dog area, basketball court, volleyball court, both paved and unpaved paths, historical site and tennis backboard.
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