Gresham Parks

  • Gresham's park system includes more than 1,103 acres of park land, natural areas and trails.

    Contact us for more information at 503-618-2300.

    Parks map

  • Arts Plaza, 401 NE Second St.

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    The Arts Plaza's picnic areas, Children's Fountain, concerts and events makes it a popular, open-air community venue.

    Located conveniently in the heart of historic downtown Gresham, 20 minutes from downtown Portland, the Plaza's easy to access with ample parking and nearby public transit. 

    More information about the Arts Plaza

    Aspen Highlands Park, 147 NE 24th St.


    • 3.7 acres
    • Play structure
    • Walking path
    • Futsal court
    • Half-court basketball
    • Picnic tables
    Bella Vista Park, 401 NW Bella Vista Drive


    • 8.1 acres
    • Half-court basketball
    • Play areas
    • Picnic tables
    • Walking path
    Butler Creek Park, 2385 SW 27th Drive


    • 4.0 acres
    • Access to Butler Creek Greenway Trail
    • Basketball court
    • Playground 
    • Picnic tables
    • Half-court tennis wall
    • Lawns
    Cedar Neighborhood Park, 601 NE 8th St.


    • 0.3 acre
    • Picnic table
    • Lawn
    Children's Fountain, 401 NE Second St.

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    Kids can cavort in two fountains – one designed for toddlers, one for bigger kids – that are powered by jets of cool, clean, chlorinated water.          

    Read more about the Children's Fountain, including hours and rules.

    Columbia View Park, 1000 NE 169th Ave.


    • 7.5 acres (undeveloped neighborhood park)
    • Large sloping grassy field
    • Future improvements may include pathways, horseshoe courts, picnic tables, playground, lighting, landscaping, picnic tables and benches.
    • An undeveloped park is a natural area yet to be constructed; the City welcomes the public to visit this future park.
    Davis Park, 322 NE 194th Ave.


    • 2.6 acres
    • Futsal court
    • Skateboard park
    • Walking paths
    • Play area
    • Half-court basketball areas
    • Picnic tables
    East Gresham Park, 237 SE Williams Road


    • 5.6 acres (undeveloped park site)
    • Park is heavily forested
    • Northeast fork of Kelly Creek runs through the west end of the park
    • An undeveloped park is a natural area yet to be constructed; the City welcomes the public to visit this future park open space.
    Gradin Community Sports Park, 2303 SE Palmquist Road

    Reserve a sports field

    The 32.3-acre Gradin Community Sports Park is located at 2303 SE Palmquist Road, just east of Hogan Road. The park site is beautiful with four sports fields and parking.


    • Two fenced and irrigated soccer fields
    • Two fenced and irrigated softball fields
    • Arboretum
    • Paved parking for 220 cars
    • Drinking fountains
    • Bike parking
    • Wheelchair accessibility
    • Restrooms

    Read more about Gradin Community Sports Park.

    Hall Park, 2727 NE 23rd St.


    • 4 acres
    • Softball field 
    • Soccer field
    • Jogging path
    Hogan Butte Nature Park, 757 SE Gabbert Rd.

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    • Interpretive loop trail (1/2 mile), paved and ADA-accessible
    • Volcano Viewpoint of Cascade Mountain Range peaks
    • Educational signage in English, Spanish and Russian
    • Pristine natural area, mature native forest
    • Picnic shelter and tables
    • Restroom
    • Paved driveway
    • 20 parking spaces, including ADA-accessible parking lot
    • Secure bike parking

    More about Hogan Butte Nature Park.

    Hollybrook Park, 535 SW Birdsdale


    • 2.6 acres
    • Large lawn
    • Walking path
    Jenne Butte Park, 2358 SW Border Way


    • 6.7 acres (undeveloped neighborhood park)
    • Significant springs on site
    • Wetlands
    • Jenne Creek headwaters
    • Proposed improvements may include children’s play area, picnic tables, benches, paths, lighting and lawns
    • The future Powerline Trail will connect the park to the Springwater Trail and Clackamas River
    • An undeveloped park is a natural area yet to be constructed; the City welcomes the public to visit this future park
    Kane Road Park, 500 NE Kane Drive


    • 10.3 acres
    • Lawn area
    • Picnic tables
    • Kelly Creek access
    Kirk Park, 1087 NE 188th Ave.


    • 7 acres
    • Sports fields
    Main City Park, 219 S. Main Ave.


    • 21.6 acres
    • Off-leash dog run
    • Pathways
    • Picnic tables and group picnic shelters
    • Playgrounds
    • Picnic lawn areas
    • Skatepark
    • Horseshoe pits
    • Two Little League baseball diamonds
    • On-site parking
    • Johnson Creek
    • Within walking distance of downtown Gresham
    • Access to Springwater Corridor Trail
    • Gresham Heroes Memorial
    • Tsuru Island Japanese Garden

    Off-leash area rules

    • Remove any dog that displays threatening or aggressive behavior, or endangers the safety of any person.
    • Remove any dog that causes physical injury to any domestic animal or wildlife.
    • Collect and properly dispose of all animal waste, as it is a breeding ground for bacteria and disease.
    • Owners are liable for damage or injury inflected by their dog(s).
    • Re-leash dogs immediately upon leaving the designated off-leash area. Dogs outside the designated area must be on a leash at all times.
    • The City and Multnomah County Animal Control have the authority to enforce leash and scoop laws, duties of owners and can issue fines up to $150. For more information, call Multnomah County Animal Control at 503-988-7387.
    Main City Skatepark, 219 S. Main Ave.

    Catch some air while practicing street elements on the skate plaza's stairs, banks, ramps, ledges, and other urban street course design features.

    The 5,710-square-foot skate plaza at Main City Park is in the heart of historic downtown, 219 S. Main Ave. 


    The park is for skateboarding and in-line skating only. No bikes, BMX, motorized vehicles, or other wheeled devices are allowed in the skatepark. Read the skatepark rules and regulations.


    • Oct. 1 - March 31: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
    • April 1 - Sept. 30: 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Slow skate

    The park is open to skaters age 10 and younger only from 9:00 am - 11:00 am on weekends and holidays to provide safe access and skate time for less-experienced skaters.

    Nadaka Nature Park, 17550 NE Pacific St.

    This 10-acre property was acquired from the Camp Fire Girl organization in 1995. The park features a soft-surfaced, .46-mile Nadaka Loop Trail.

    Visit the Friends of Nadaka website for information about events at Nadaka, including volunteer opportunities, workshops and nature walks.

    Get involved

    The Nadaka Nature Park and Garden Project is seeking cash and in-kind donations from individuals and businesses to implement its Nadaka 2020 plan. Friends of Nadaka needs volunteers, planting materials, soil amendments and educational materials and supplies. 

    Please contact Monica McAllister, Nature Park Coordinator at or visit the Friends of Nadaka website to make a tax-deductible contribution.

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    North Gresham Park, 1111 SE 217th Ave.


    • 13.4 acres
    • Fields
    • Open play area
    • Sports fields
    • Jogging path
    • Large Douglas Fir grove
    Pat Pfeifer Park, 424 NE 172nd Ave.


    • 13.3 acres
    • Playground
    • Restroom
    • Picnic tables and benches
    • Promenade pathway
    • Baseball and soccer fields
    • Forested areas with walking paths

    Friends of the Children

    Red Sunset Park, 2403 NE Red Sunset Drive


    • 14.2 acres
    • Pond
    • Basketball court
    • Soccer fields
    • Play area for children
    • Softball field
    • Half-court tennis practice wall
    • Parking
    • Restrooms
    • .67-mile walking path
    • Two group picnic shelters
    • Water-side picnic tables for smaller groups
    • Two gazebos
    Rockwood Central Park, 17707 SE Main Street


    • 9.4 acres
    • Play area
    • Picnic tables
    • Restrooms
    • Soccer field
    • Basketball court
    • Nine-hole disc golf course
    • Softball fields
    South Central Neighborhood Park, 4437 SE Regner Road


    • 29.6-acre natural area (undeveloped) owned jointly by the City of Gresham and Metro
    • Forested site
    • 2.9 acres will be developed into a neighborhood park with small lawn areas, playgrounds, basketball, picnic shelter, restroom and interpretive trails.
    • Remainder of the forested site will be left natural, with hiking trails connecting to the trails system in the surrounding buttes natural areas.
    • An undeveloped park is a natural area yet to be constructed; the City welcomes the public to visit this future park.
    Southeast Community Park, 5600 SE Salquist Road


    • 16.1-acre undeveloped park
    • View of Mt. Hood
    • Park contains Kelly Creek
    • Wetland
    • Steep, rolling slopes
    • Riparian forest
    • Future improvement at the park may include children’s playgrounds, a ball field, on-site parking, rest rooms, picnic shelters, paths, lighting, natural areas, and a disc golf course.
    • An undeveloped park is a natural area yet to be constructed; the City welcomes the public to visit this future park.
    Southeast Park, 3003 SE Barnes Road


    • 6.5-acre undeveloped neighborhood park site
    • Heavily forested
    • Wetlands on site
    Southwest Community Park, 3333 W. Powell Blvd.


    • 34.1 acres, undeveloped
    • Largest community park in Gresham and is anticipated to be a passive, low-intensity, nature park
    • Partially wooded and slopes east towards 19 acres of Fairview Creek Headwaters
    • Views include Grant and Jenne Buttes and Mt. St. Helens
    • Park contains a large Western Red Cedar/Mixed Tree Grove and a Douglas Fir Grove, both on the City’s Significant Tree List
    • Provides valuable wildlife and fish habitat
    • Will be preserved, protected, and enhanced as part of the City’s conservation effort
    • Future improvements at the park may include a picnic shelter, children’s playground, rest rooms, nature paths, and interpretive signs
    • An undeveloped park is a natural area yet to be constructed; the City welcomes the public to visit this future park.
    Thom Park, 1135 SE 9th St.


    • 5.5 acres
    • Open lawn area
    • Paths
    • Picnic tables
    • Play structure
    • Community gardening plots
    Vance Park, 1400 SE 182nd Ave.


    • 14.5 acres
    • Futsal court
    • Play structure
    • Walking paths
    • Picnic tables and benches
    • Nine-hole disc golf course
    • Softball and soccer fields

    Pollinator Peace Garden

    The City and volunteers will be planting flowers and pulling weeds in Vance Park to build a better habitat for pollinators. The Pollinator Peace Garden will also host educational events on pollinators. If you are interested in volunteering or would like additional information about these events, contact

    Yamhill Neighborhood Park, 19309 SE Yamhill St


    Zimmerman Heritage Farm Park, 17111 NE Sandy Blvd.

    The Zimmerman Heritage Farm is a 5.98-acre remnant parcel of the once 600-plus acre Zimmerman Dairy Farm, typical of 1900 turn-of-the century Columbia River dairy farms. The Zimmerman House is on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Read more about the Zimmerman House on the Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society website.

    Zimmerman House history

    Jacob and Lena Zimmerman arrived in the area as immigrants in 1851, coming west over the Oregon Trail. The Zimmerman family had continuously lived on the dairy farm from 1870 until 1992, more than 120 years. The historic Zimmerman homestead and 1.58 acres of property were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in June 1986.

    • The Zimmerman properties were either acquired by or donated to the City of Gresham from 1994 to 1997.
    • The City, in partnership with the Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society, is committed to restoring and maintaining this historic property, including the landscape features, trees and vintage 1874 farmhouse.
    • The Zimmerman Master Plan was adopted by Gresham City Council in December 1999. This document focuses on the restoration and reconstruction of the historic structures, buildings, gardens and orchards associated with the home.
    • Zimmerman Heritage Farm Master Plan 
    • Zimmerman House Victorian Garden Plan 

    Museum tours

    The Zimmerman House Museum is open the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and is operated by the Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society.

    Volunteer gardening

    Volunteer every second Saturday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Zimmerman Park. Contact Dodi Davies at the Fairview-Rockwood-Wilkes Historical Society at 503-261-8078.