Whether you crave recreation or tranquility, Washington Park is an oasis of green space just minutes from downtown Portland. Washington Park features over 400 acres of trees, gardens, tennis courts, sports fields, archery range, picnic areas, a zoo, museums, playgrounds, public art, memorials, fountains, statues, plazas and a wild forest with 15 miles of trails for hiking, running and biking.
Enjoy summer concerts at Washington Park Amphitheater, ride the Washington Park and Zoo Railway, and play at the Children's Park. Explore exciting attractions such as the Oregon Zoo, Portland Japanese Garden, Portland Children's Museum, Portland Holocaust Memorial, Hoyt Arboretum and the International Rose Test Garden - the oldest rose test garden in the country.
5:00 am - 10:00 pm.
Park admission is free, but the attraction prices vary.
Summer Concerts at Washington
Washington Park Summer Festival
Art in the Garden at Portland Japanese Garden
Japanese Tea Ceremony in Tea House
Zoo Brew at Oregon Zoo
Guided Garden Tours
Running, Hiking, & Biking
Concerts & Festivals
Washington Park Attractions -
Washington Park is home to Portland’s most exciting attractions, including the Oregon Zoo, Portland Children’s Museum, Washington Park Amphitheater, Portland Japanese Garden, International Rose Test Garden, Hoyt Arboretum, World Forestry Center Discovery Museum, Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Oregon Holocaust Memorial. Tour the park and gardens on the Washington Park and Zoo Railway. The Washington Park station beneath Les AuCoin Plaza - a scenic brick and stone terraced plaza - is the only underground stop on the MAX Light Rail.
Portland Japanese Garden & International Rose Test Garden -
The finest Japanese garden in North America, Portland Japanese Garden is a tranquil city oasis. Enjoy five styles of Japanese gardens over 5 acres, showcasing bonsai trees, a waterfall and views of Mt. Hood. The garden is colored by seasonal cherry trees, azaleas and wisteria bursts in spring and Japanese irises that color the banks of the pond in summer. On the third Saturday of each summer month, there's a Japanese tea ceremony in the tea house.
Set on 4.5 acres in the hills above downtown Portland, the International Rose Test Garden features the largest and oldest rose test gardens in the country. The garden features 9525 rose bushes and is a testing ground for 400 new hybrid varieties. Stroll the winding paths and see the Gold Medal Garden, Shakespeare Garden, and Miniature Rose Garden. Kids love the Rose Garden Children's Park.
Are there summer concerts at the park?
Yes. The Washington Park Amphitheater and Zoo Amphitheater feature outdoor summer concerts with the country’s most exciting bands and musicians. The Washington Park Amphitheater hosts the Washington Park Summer Festival, an annual free concert series presented the first two weeks of August.
Is there anywhere to eat or buy food inside the park?
You will find restaurants throughout the park, including the Cascade Grill, BearWalk Café and AfriCafe at the Oregon Zoo and the Tea House at the Portland Japanese Garden.