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Council Crest Park, Portland

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Council Crest Park is a city park in southwest Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon. Amenities include paved and unpaved paths, a dog off-leash area, picnic tables, public art, a vista point, and a wedding site that can be reserved. The 43.51acre park, operated by Portland Parks & Recreation, is open year-round from 5 a.m. to midnight. It was the site of an amusement park from 1907 until 1929.
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  • If you’re into hiking, I would definitely check out this park!!! I was staying at the Hampton Hotel in the Pearl District, and one of the staff members recommended I try out this park. It was worth it...  more »
  • This is a nice, green area to hang out, but there really isn't anything to it beyond the incredible views. The views are totally worth it, and so is the piece and quiet it offers.  more »
  • Council Crest park has gorgeous lawns, trees for kids to play in, and spectacular views. It also has a fun echo trick you can play around with. Go to the viewpoint inside of the low circular wall at t...  more »
  • Epic views, but please respect the common areas by keeping your dog's leashed until they are in the no leash zone. Pick up after your cute pupper there are normally bags by the off leash area. Also, the park *does* close! If you leave a car parked there it will be stuck behind a locked gate until the park opens in the morning. Good hiking trails, but again please respect the land. Do not leave your aluminum cans on the forest floor, or leave any trash behind. Try and leave the place better than you found it. PS: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
  • It is a great and easy to find park to visit for a view on a clear day. If it's not clear, it feels as if your in the clouds. There are views of the East and West, and it can be breathtaking. I happen by every how an then to make sure it's still there.
  • Such great views! View of the East shows Columbia and Willamette Rivers, some bridges and the Rockies, but the West shows hills and hills of trees before the horizon. Can't decide which side I like more! Lots of room to park your car, but also makes a good hike or bike ride up to the summit! Great place for a picnic!
  • This place has a beautiful view of the entire area. We come here a lot and it's even prettier in the snow. It gets really windy so bring a jacket! Dog friendly (on a leash).
  • Some beautiful views over different parts of the city and a number of benches for sitting and having a picnic. There is also a lot of clear, grassy spaces for relaxing in the sunshine or paths for walking around the area when the weather isn't as nice. No restrooms but privacy in the trees if you're happy to drop trow in the wildernesses.
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