7-12 Building Out the System - Going Wes

Washington Park MAX Station

Washington Park Max Station
Spanish- Washington Park Max Station


Washington Park Max Station
Audio Transcript

From the streetcars of the 19th century to Rose City Transit and then TriMet’s more than 50 years of service, there’s a rich history of serving one of our city’s treasures, Washington Park, and the greater Portland community. In 1998, TriMet built the Washington Park MAX Station, which is the deepest transit station in North America at 260 feet below ground, as part of our Red Line.

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Washington Park also is the only underground station in the entire MAX system. A few years ago, TriMet invested 2-point-1 million dollars to renovate the station that features Washington Park-themed murals along the Robertson Tunnel walls, energy efficient LED lighting, and upgrades to the elevator lobby. TriMet looks forward to many more years in helping people to travel there on our buses and trains to enjoy its natural beauty and abundant cultural opportunities

"Washington Park also is the only underground station in the entire MAX system"

And finally, Happy 150th Birthday to Washington Park! That’s quite a milestone. We are so proud to be the Park's transportation partner, together witnessing how life moves in our region.

Learn more about the Washington Park MAX Station at trimet.org



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

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. 

World Forestry Center

IRTG Cityscape Historic.Credit, Portland

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

International Rose Test Garden


Explore & Connect

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