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Three Fabulous Neighborhood Parks Along the I-205 Corridor

By Living Room Realty, June 22, 2023

Neighborhood parks are like hidden treasures tucked away amidst our bustling communities. They can offer a tranquil retreat from the urban bustle, a vast runway for your dog to get her zoomies out, or an imaginative space for your little one to simply be a kid!

The quality of life in Portland wouldn’t be so high if it weren’t for the community’s dedication to its natural, open-air green spaces. Not only do we boast one of the largest urban forests in the US (Forest Park), but almost every home in this city is within walking distance of a neighborhood park. If you live in Portland, you can rest assured you won’t have to go far to find your local park. 

With two rambunctious kids to wrangle, I’ve visited my fair share of parks in this city. Let me tell you about three of my fave lesser-known parks in my local stomping grounds, just east of the I-205 corridor:

Ventura Park: a large newer play structure awaits the young ones with creative minds, with a sliding turf hill, a dirt bike track, and a water station. There’s a picnic area, and dogs are allowed on-leash. There’s also a big grassy area to set up a sports game or chill in the shade and have a picnic. Located in Hazelwood/Mill Park neighborhood, 460 SE 113th Ave, Portland OR 97216.

Gateway Discovery Park: A fab gathering place for groups large and small, this inclusive playground is accessible to children of all abilities. There’s a skate park, and a splash pad for those extra warm summer days. Dogs are allowed 0n-leash. Located in Hazelwood/Parkrose Heights neighborhood, 10520 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220.


Luuwit View Park: With a separate fenced off-leashed dog area, this park is a great place to ensure fun for the entire family – furry friends included! Theres an impressive amphitheater, a newer accessible play area with with soft rubber flooring, a big slide and climbing structure. There is also a picnic area, extensive bike and foot paths, and best of all an expansive view Mt. St Helens! Located in Argay Terrace neighborhood, NE 127th and NE Fremont, Portland OR 97230.


Want more neighborhood park recommendations here in Portland? Looking for the best summer splashpads? Reach out, and let’s chat!

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