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150 Years 

of

Washington Park

PORTLAND, OREGON

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Washington Park is celebrating its 150th anniversary with Discovery Points, marked locations throughout the Park that highlight stories and culture from the past 150 years and present. 

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Explore & Connect

Explore 150 years of Washington Park, originally called City Park, and its many destinations by visiting the featured Discovery Points. Each location connects you to history, photos, and community members’ stories.

 

Most Discovery Points are accessible from Washington Park Free Shuttle designated stops. Use our real-time shuttle tracker.

 

Note: Parking fills quickly on sunny weekends. Avoid traffic and learn about our transit options.

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Home to nearly 2,000 animals representing more than 200 species from around the world.  From education programs to on-the-ground conservation efforts, the zoo is working to save species regionally and worldwide. 

Oregon Zoo

7-12 Building Out the System - Going Wes

In 1998, TriMet built the Washington Park MAX Station, which is the deepest transit station in North America at 260 feet below ground. It's also the only underground station in the entire MAX system.

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Washington Park MAX Station

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Founded in 1928 to conserve endangered species and educate the community, Hoyt Arboretum encompasses 190 ridge-top acres and 12 miles of hiking and biking trails just minutes from downtown Portland. 

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Hoyt Arboretum

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The Japanese garden was created in Portland nearly 60 years ago and has become a hallmark of the community today.

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Portland Japanese Garden

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We think of forests as ancient and unchanging, but in the inland West the forests we see today look nothing like those of 150 years ago. 

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World Forestry Center

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The International Rose Test Garden was founded in 1917 and is the oldest continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States.

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International Rose Test Garden

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