Posts Tagged ‘southeast Portland parks’

Laurelhurst Park

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Toddler Slides and Bridge at Laurelhurst ParkWhat’s to Love: If Sellwood park is the crown jewel of outer-southeast Portland, then Laurelhurst park is the crown jewel of inner-southeast Portland. Sellwood park is our family favorite, but Laurelhurst is probably the most beautiful park in Portland. There is plenty of green space for frisbee or frisbee golf, large trees for shading a gigantic picnic area, ducks in a serene pond, a paved walking path that rings the entire park, a community-events center, a small water feature, tennis courts, and a playground for the kids.

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Westmoreland Park

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Westmoreland Park Stream and PlaygroundWhat’s to Love: This park has a little bit of everything you’re looking for in a family park. There is enough room for flying a kite, a game of volleyball, kickball, basketball, soccer or baseball. A flowing stream with bridges and large ponds attracts an abundance of birds, and there are some nice grassy areas under massive cedar trees for kicking back and relaxing. The casting pond was designed for sailing remote-model ships. It’s fun just watching these small sailboats drift in the wind.

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