Oaks Park near Portland is more than a century old and is one of the oldest continuously operated amusement parks in America.
Named after the trees that surround the amusement park, Oaks Park was built by the Oregon Water Power and Navigation Company and opened its gates on May 30, 1905. Keeping with the tradition of the other Trolley Parks in the United States, most of early day visitors arrived on trolley cars that ran along the Portland to Oregon City tracks on the eastern boundary of the park.
Oaks Park is now owned and operated as a non-profit, but the park was family owned and operated until 1985.
Edward H. Bollinger purchased the park operating company in 1925 and in 1943 he purchased the 44-acres of land the park resided on from the Portland Electric Power Company. Ownership was passed to his son Robert E. Bollinger in 1949, who continued to operate the park until January 1, 1985, when it was donated to The Oaks, a nonprofit he formed to perpetuate the park.
Today, the park has both modern and classic thrill rides and kiddie rides. Thrill-seekers will find excitement with the Scream-n-Eagle and Looping Thunder roller coasters. You'll also find a historic Herschell-Spillman Carousel and classic amusement park rides like the Tilt-A-Whirl. Oaks Park's Midway has carnival games of chance and concessions serving staples like cotton candy, hot dogs, popcorn and more.
|Park type:||Amusement Park|
|Park size:||44 acres|
Late-March through September
7805 SE Oaks Park Way
Portland, OR 97202
Phone: (503) 233-5777