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Council Crest Park, Portland

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#19 of 28 in Parks in Portland
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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  • July 19, 2017
    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 »
  • July 10, 2017
    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 »
  • July 10, 2017
    Park overlooking Portland area and surrounding mountains at the top of Council Crest. Site of an early amusement park with a trolley up the hill to the top. Great for relaxing, picnicing, viewing and ...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    Best views of the city and mountains. Excellent lunch break stop if you are doing thw 4T trail. Great off leash dog park.
  • June 23, 2017
    Has proven to be a good place to study and work when sunny. Was also quite enjoyable the one time I have storm watched here.
  • May 14, 2017
    Great storm watching location. The wind blowing through the tall tower is quite relaxing. Signs indicate a portable toilet will be in place soon.
  • July 8, 2017
    Uniquely Portland, beautiful view all around and a pan out for anyone to play. The hike up was fun too!
  • May 29, 2017
    Off leash dog park down the hill Great views and breeze or wind. Parking depends on how busy the park is, trailers and long vehicles may have trouble with the roads getting to the park. Four good pokestops and a gym with good spawns.

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