Washington Park North

Portland, Oregon 97254

Washington Park North

Washington Park North Professional Review and Guide

"This 332-acre park offers sweeping panoramic views, play and picnic areas, tennis courts, a zoo, and an amphitheater for outdoor concerts. It is one of Portland’s oldest and best-loved parks. Former German sailor Charles Meyers, the first park keeper, relied on his memories of European parks as he developed what was then called City Park.

Former seaman Richard Knight, a Portland pharmacist, had begun purchasing the animals collected by his old shipmates during their travels. When his acquisitions outgrew his exhibition space, he donated the animals to the city for a zoo. Meyers added the role of zookeeper to his duties. He dug the world’s first sunken pit to house the zoo’s bears."

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3/18/2009
I do this trail fairly regularly. It's nice to have such a nice trail so close to the center of the city!
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Trail Information

Portland
Nearby City
2
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Year-round
Season
Portland Oregon Visitors Association
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