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Portland, OR 97220
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Just east of Mount Tabor Park, you'll find this charming neighborhood park and pool. In the vicinity of the airport, it's a great place to get in a quick swim before or after your flight. Lap, open and lesson sessions are offered throughout the week. You can even rent the facility for your own event on weekend evenings. The pool is also home to the local Portland Master Swim Team, for swimmers 19 and older.
Rose City Golf Course is Oregon's second-oldest established golf course with magnificent old trees that line the holes of the 6,520-yard course. It is a beautiful yet frustrating course since it only offers narrow fairways. The challenge continues as you play long par-4 holes and take in the views. A popular place with local golfers, it is only 15 minutes from downtown. Golf is about all you will find here. There is no restaurant, only a snack bar; however, there is a small pro-shop.
A scenic place to visit on weekends or a fun hike with your buddies, the Rocky Butte gives you all. The butte is an extinct volcano which houses a city park. This picturesque natural area has hiking trails and other outdoor activities. Its a perfect getaway option on weekends for having picnics and some fun.
Kids ten and up will have a great, high action time at Splat Action Paint ball this Southeast Portland paint ball field. With more than 200 acres of diverse playing ground, no other facility in Oregon can compete. They also have the latest rental equipment available. Playing rates vary according to whether players rent equipment and which type of field they choose. Call to book a private party.
Recently updated, this 1941 park now boasts a new soccer field and playground. You'll also find new restrooms, benches, lighted paths, picnic tables, and bike racks at the Wellington Park. The old facilities only included a wading pool, restrooms and playground. The pool was left untouched, connecting future generations to the park's past. In close proximity to the airport, the park is a nice place to have a picnic, before or after your flight.
This community park offers a most important feature, disabled access. Ventura Park has picnic tables, a path, lighting, water fountains and a playground. Grassy hills rolling with evergreens and deciduous trees intermingle to make this southeast spot a great site for a little Frisbee tossing. Stark Street is one of Portland's major thoroughfares making this park highly accessible.
This semi-developed park is named after the woman who led Lewis and Clark to Oregon. Sacajawea was the Native American married to the expedition's French guide, Toussaint Charbonneau. The Shoshone Indian ended up leading the way. Close to the airport, this park is a good place to stretch your legs after a long flight. Full of open space, it is also a great place to spread out and relax, although it is not the best summer park for finding shade. There are no fees to use the park.
Deemed a natural habitat, this area is loaded with hiking trails. A miniature version of Powell Butte Nature Park, the trails are not as developed, but you will find scores of native critters from foxes to fowl. The park is just off Interstate Highway 205, on the south side of Southeast Division Street, a great place for a quick getaway. Use the 19 acres to explore Portland's eastside lush, rolling hills. Do not forget a bottle of water; the area gets pretty hot during the warmer months.
PDX (or old Portland style) refers to a type of house you will find in Portland, as well as to this golf course itself. PDX also refers to the nearby airport, which surprisingly isn't too much of a distraction. The hand-watered fairways and the fast meticulously maintained greens render the jet noise unimportant. The par-72 course is challenging, with old trees and all kinds of hills and bumps. Situated close to the Columbia River, Colwood National Golf Course provides a spectacular view of the tops of the nearby Cascade Mountains on clear days.
Located at Grant Park, this is a heated outdoor swimming pool. With the funds from a bond measure passed in the 90s, most of the city's parks got some much needed tender love and affection. Grant Park Pool received the updates the community was looking for, including a face-lift to the lobby, a path to the parking lot, changing rooms and was remodeled for wheelchair access.
Located on the border of Hollywood, this park is named for Ulysses S. Grant, who was once stationed at Fort Vancouver during the 1850s. The President graced this fair city three times while in office. The park is also adjacent to a high school that is the setting for Beverly Cleary's stories. With facilities for soccer, baseball, tennis, jogging and swimming, this park provides excellent outdoor entertainment for the whole family.
Beverly Cleary Sculptures At Grant Park garden at Grant Park's north end celebrates author Beverly Cleary's colorful characters. The writer/illustrator grew up in this neighborhood, and Grant Park is where her stories take place. Statues of Henry Higgins with his mutt, Ribsy, and Ramona in her raingear stand around a central fountain. Lee Hunt, a local artist, designed the garden's child-friendly bronze sculptures. Take a book and have a truly interactive read with the kids in one of the city's beautiful parks.