DeNorval Unthank Park

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Unthank Park
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DeNorval Unthank Park is located in Portland, Oregon
DeNorval Unthank Park
TypeUrban park
LocationPortland, Oregon
Coordinates45°33′02″N 122°40′20″W / 45.55056°N 122.67222°W / 45.55056; -122.67222 (DeNorval Unthank City Park)[1]
Area4.5 acres (1.8 ha)
Operated byPortland Parks & Recreation
StatusOpen 5 a.m. to midnight daily

DeNorval Unthank Park, commonly known as Unthank Park, is a city park in the Boise neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, United States.

Description and history[edit]

Unthank Park is named for DeNorval Unthank, a prominent African American doctor and community leader, who was one of the first black doctors in the state. It was acquired by the City of Portland in 1966 and named for Unthank in 1969.[2] The park was rededicated in June 2011 in a ceremony honoring Unthank.[3][4]

Amenities include a basketball court, baseball field, playground, and picnic tables.[5][6]

Unthank Park is the namesake of the Unthank Park Hustlers, a street gang which operates in the surrounding neighborhood.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "DeNorval Unthank City Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. May 26, 2004. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "Unthank Park". Portland Parks & Recreation. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Koffman, Rebecca (June 17, 2011). "North Portland's Unthank Park is rededicated". The Oregonian. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  4. ^ "Unthank Park Re-dedication". Multnomah County. June 24, 2011. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  5. ^ "Unthank Park". Travel Portland. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  6. ^ "Unthank Park". The Intertwine. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  7. ^ Holley, Santi Elijah (March 22, 2015). "Is Portland's Gang Problem Getting Worse?". Vice. Retrieved June 3, 2017.