Note: There won’t be a concert in Washington Park in 2017 due to the reservoir project.
Head of SW Park Place
To avoid parking hassles at Washington Park, ride TriMet to the concert. Take the MAX Blue or Red line to the Zoo, then catch the Washington Park Shuttle. Bus #63 also runs prior to the concert only. Limited parking is available in the Archery Range, about a mile up Kingston Drive from the Rose Garden toward the Oregon Zoo. TriMet’s shuttle service has been graciously extended until 9:00 pm to accommodate those returning to the Archery Range or the MAX station at the Zoo after the concert. Regular fares apply.
Wheelchair users are invited to enter and exit the concert through the accessible parking area at the stage level. For more information, visit portlandparks.org or call 503-823-5446.
Includes disabled access: park play area, disabled access: park restroom, fountain, gift shop, historical site, paved and unpaved pathways, reservable picnic site, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, outdoor stage, statue or public art, outdoor tennis courts, hiking trails, visitor attraction, vista point and a reservable wedding site.
Washington Park is one of the oldest, best-loved, and well-used parks in Portland. The city purchased the original 40.78 acres in 1871 from Amos N. King for the then high price of $32,624. Many people questioned the purchase given that the population of Portland at the time was only 8,000 and the site was thick with brush and timber, and cougar roamed the hills. The site was inaccessible until years later when logging and the installation of a cable car made the park accessible. Early in the 1900s, sentiment began to change and Portland’s forefathers were heralded for their long-range vision.
– Portland Parks and Recreation