Washington Park, Portland, Oregon, USA

Washington Park is a special place. It’s an unusual place. Filled with gardens and museums; a zoo and a forest. Right in the heart of the city. The opportunities for exploration in the park can feel endless

A walk on the famous Wildwood Trail through Washington Park is a reminder of what’s so wonderful about Portland. What other city would have a forest path from a zoo to a mansion with a mountain view? Portland’s Wildwood Trail is more than 30 miles long, but this relatively short loop gives you a good sample of its charms. The hike starts and ends conveniently at the Washington Park MAX light rail station between the Oregon Zoo and the World Forestry Center.

Washington Park is a public urban park in Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon. It includes a zoo, forestry museum, arboretum, children’s museum, 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 410 acres on mostly steep, wooded hillsides which range in elevation from 200 feet at 24th & W Burnside to 870 feet  at SW Fairview Blvd. It comprises 159.7 acres of city park land that has been officially designated as “Washington Park” by the City of Portland, as well as the adjacent 64-acre Oregon Zoo and the 189-acre Hoyt Arboretum, which together make up the area described as “Washington Park” on signs and maps

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