Columbia Park (Portland, Oregon)

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Columbia Park
Columbia Park (Portland, Oregon).jpg
The playground at the park, 2012
LocationNorth Lombard Street and Woolsey Avenue
Nearest cityPortland, Oregon, U.S.
Coordinates45°34′46″N 122°42′42″W / 45.5795°N 122.7117°W / 45.5795; -122.7117Coordinates: 45°34′46″N 122°42′42″W / 45.5795°N 122.7117°W / 45.5795; -122.7117
Area35.37 acres
Created1891
Operated byPortland Parks & Recreation

Columbia Park is a park located in north Portland, Oregon, United States.

History[edit]

The city of Albina purchased the land in 1891, prior to its annexation by the city of Portland. In 1909 G.H. Hoch, head gardener for Washington Park, oversaw the design, which he "patterned ... after a famous park in Berlin."[1]

A 1902 site plan, on land that later became the University Park neighborhood, for the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition. Columbia Park is at lower right.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Columbia Park". Portland Parks & Recreation. Retrieved December 9, 2011.

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