Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Summerlake Park lies in the middle of suburbia like an oasis waiting for a quick and peaceful getaway. Many of those who live nearby simply use the paved paths to get their morning exercise, while others drive in to enjoy the many ammenities Summerlake Park has to offer. This is a great spot for hosting sports events and birthday parties, and there is plenty of room to take a relaxing walk along the boardwalk, so there are activities for all ages. There are many courts and fields for sports, several playgrounds, picnic tables and restrooms, several miles of boardwalk along the lake, bird watching, fishing and much more. There is even a fenced dog park. Along the boardwalk of the lake you will see plenty of geese; just make sure to treat them kindly because they are wild animals. In all, Summerlake Park is a quick and easy nature getaway that is very easy to access from the Portland area.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Close to Portland. Lots of birds. Plenty of amenities.

Cons

Goose droppings.

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Vault toilet
Off-leash dog area
Wildlife
Baseball
Soccer
Rental facilities
Shelters
Bird watching
Tennis
Fishing
Near lake or river
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Basketball
Playground
Bicycling

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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