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PARKING IN WASHINGTON PARK

Paying to park in Washington Park is in effect every day of the year, including holidays. Payment is required in any numbered space in the park.

 

Rates:
$1.60/Hour
or $4.00/All Day (Oct-Mar)
or $6.40/All Day (Apr-Sept)

 

Hours:
9:00am to 9:30pm near the Oregon Zoo, Children’s Museum and World Forestry Center.
9:00am to 5:00pm near the Int’l Rose Test Garden, Portland Japanese Garden, and Soccer Fields.

 

ABOUT THE SYSTEM
On January 10th, 2014 parking pay stations were installed in Washington Park.  All parking proceeds are reinvested in improvements in and around the park, including:

  • Better maintenance and security
  • Free park-wide shuttle service
  • Improved safety for drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and disabled visitors (for example: better signs, barrier-free sidewalks, and crosswalks)
  • A new park-wide master plan

On busy days, the lots may be congested and are often full. Visitors are encouraged to ride the bus, take MAX, or carpool if possible.

 

DISABLED PARKING:

All persons displaying a disabled placard must pay to park. The only exception to this is if the placard clearly says “WHEELCHAIR USER” and it is displayed on the vehicle. For more information on disabled parking in the City of Portland, please click here.

 

CITATIONS:

The City of Portland monitors and enforces parking within Washington Park. Citations are issued to vehicles in violation of City Code. If you received a citation, follow the instructions on the back of the citation to pay or appeal. If you believe you received your citation due to a paystation malfunction, you may contact the Parks Bureau by e-mailing them here.

All citations are adjudicated through the Multnomah Circuit Court.

Answers to common questions about parking and citations in Washington Park.

 

OVERSIZE VEHICLE INFORMATION:

Planning on bringing your bus, RV, or trailer to Washington Park? Before you do, please read about oversize vehicle parking and regulations here:Bus & Oversized Vehicle Information 2015.

 

TRAILHEAD PARKING:

In general, parking at gravel trailheads along Kingston Drive and in some areas of Hoyt Arboretum is available at no charge while enjoying the trails. Note that these areas are closed nightly at 10:00pm and gates are locked.

 

PERMITS:

For permit information please click here.

 

MORE INFORMATION:

Here are links to more detailed information on the Washington Park Transportation and Parking Management Plan:

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s this about paid parking?

Letter from Mike Abbaté, Director of Portland Parks and Recreation

Letter from Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

 

 

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