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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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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.
  • Many are the paths that lead to this historic park dating from 1937, as Portland's crown, you need only to make your way up until the panoramic vistas announce your arrival at Council Crest Park. 44 acres of reserved territory and 1,073 feet above sea level has always attracted Portlands most adventurous sightseers. Amenities include paved and unpaved paths, sky enough to fly drones, a dog off-leash area, picnic tables, public art, Unobstructed line of sight of Mt. Saint Helens and Mount Hood, historic information etched along the way and you may even reserve a wedding site.
  • 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!
  • The highest point within Portland city limits. It has a good view and nice grassy areas. There are a number of trails that will lead you to this park. There are water fountains but no bathrooms. I saw some honeybuckets on my last visit Oct 2017 but i am not sure if these are gonna be around for the winter.
  • Council Crest is still one of Portland's nicest parks, not large but well liked. It still has a great view of Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens, walking, and dog park.

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