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Glenn Otto Community Park

Portland Metro Area, Oregon

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  • View of Sandy River and Historic Columbia River Highway Bridge.- Glenn Otto Community Park
  • Looking south over the Sandy River.- Glenn Otto Community Park
  • - Glenn Otto Community Park
  • Looking north over the Sandy River.- Glenn Otto Community Park
  • Looking south over the Sandy River.- Glenn Otto Community Park
  • The picnic and play areas in the park near the parking lot.- Glenn Otto Community Park
  • The picnic and play areas in the park near the parking lot.- Glenn Otto Community Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Open sandy beach. Swimming hole.
Cons: 
Peak summer crowds.
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Region:
Portland Metro Area, OR
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
No
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
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Adventure Description

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Together, Glenn Otto Community Park and Lewis and Clark State Recreation Site present the best open beaches and swimming opportunities on the Sandy River.  When the high heat of mid-summer arrives, this half-mile long riverbank park, named for Troutdale's former mayor, becomes one of the Portland area's most popular weekend day-trips.

Beyond the refreshing draw of the Sandy River, the park also has a more manicured section closer to the parking lot that includes a meeting hall, a caretaker's home, irrigated lawn, a picnic shelter, a barbeque pavilion, a basketball half-court and a playground.

Note: Make reservations for the Sam Cox Building (meeting hall) and picnic shelter by calling 503.674.7297.

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