Posts Tagged ‘Portland Parks’

Sewallcrest Park

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Backstop at Sewallcrest ParkAnother Pesticide-free Park in PortlandWhat’s to Love: Another “pesticide-free” park in Portland! While that is an attractive feature at Sewallcrest Park, for my son it’s all about the “corkscrew slide.” Sometimes, he calls it the “curly slide.” Whatever your kids may call it, they will certainly be amazed by this old relic. When my son first saw this slide, he just looked at me and said, “Whoa!”

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Mt. Tabor Park

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Playstructure at Mt. Tabor ParkCovered picnic area at Mt. TaborWhat’s to Love: Mt. Tabor Park is another showpiece destination within Portland city limits. This park has it all – including stellar hikes, mountain biking, road biking, closed-roads on certain days/times, beautiful views, and at times…serenity. We have been going to Mt. Tabor park for years, and we still seem to find new nooks and crannies to explore.

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Wilshire Park

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Picnic Table at Wilshire ParkWhat’s to Love: Wilshire Park is a quaint (NE) neighborhood park. It has a trail that rings the outside where people like to jog and walk their dogs. It’s also one of the friendlier dog-parks in Portland. We used to live in the Beaumont Village area of Portland and this was our local park. It’s probably not worth a trip from outer-southeast Portland, but if you’re in the northeast, bring the family by for some fun.

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Lair Hill Park

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Pesticide Free Park Lair Hill ParkLair Hill Park SignWhat’s to Love: As you’ll see, I have plenty of caveats for this park. However, there is a BIG plus to this park – the grounds are totally pesticide-free! This is pretty impressive, because I could only find two other parks in all of “environmentally friendly” Portland that can carry that same title.

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