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Laurelhurst Park, Portland

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4.7/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
Laurelhurst Park is a city park in the neighborhood of Laurelhurst in Portland, Oregon. The 26.81acre park was acquired in 1909 from the estate of former Portland mayor William S. Ladd. The City of Portland purchased the land in 1911, and the following year park superintendent Emanuel Mische designed the park in accordance with the Olmsted Plan.In 1919, the Pacific Coast Parks Association named Laurelhurst Park the "most beautiful park" on the West Coast, and in February 2001 it was the first city park ever to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.The park costs the city approximately $274,000 per year to maintain.
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  • this is a great park, some issues with homeless people but for the most part it's just a beautiful park, it's huge and is lovely for all. 
  • Pedestrian road. Dynamic by majestic trees and good feelings. And it's a beautiful lawn. Perfect for hiking.
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  • Peaceful and relaxing area for walking, biking, running or light hiking. Some city views but not the main attraction. 
  • I love this park. There's a pond with ducks (Don't Feed Them!) and trails (paved!) to walk around on. There's a separate kiddie park and there are restrooms in both parks. It's a great place to play Pokemon Go, as well, because Jynx spawns a lot (along with Magikarp and Psyduck, among others).
  • Amazing place for pokemon in pokemon go. It a gold mine. Snoralax jynx pikachu growlithe.those are only a few of the pokemon I've seen and caught there
  • Laurelhurst is a great urban park. I stop by here to take my dog for a walk when we are out and about in the Hawthorne area. There are a lot of people and one always sees homeless people. But, at the same time it is sort of fun. This is a busy place in the heart of a busy city. The houses that line the streets around Laurelhurst are ALL amazing too. They are all older unique craftsman. Their lawns are beautifully manicured and the diverse styles are a treat. I sometimes just walk the outside in Spring so I can enjoy the flowers/trees. There is also an off leash dog area near the South/Center.
  • Here's something for everyone: There's a great playground that is also a Pokémon hotspot. The rest of the park is pretty sweet to with a duck pond and lots of space. Dogs have designated are where they can play without a leash.
  • This park was nice, we stopped here to stretch our legs after a drive down for Voodoo doughnuts, yet with all the signs about being a tobacco free park there was so much drug use that I had to leave because I did not feel comfortable having a kid with me in the park. Also, one could not even use the facilities, as they were locked, so we had to drive to find a store that would let us use a restroom before the little one peed himself.
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