Portland-Area Nature Playgrounds

This spring check out one of these new playgrounds for nature lovers!

Oxbow Regional Park

Oxbow Regional Park; photo from Metro

 Not one but two new nature playgrounds opened at the beloved Oxbow Regional Park this spring, featuring fort building, tree stump-hopping and plenty of sand and water play. 

Couch Park

Couch Park; photo from Portland Parks & Recreation

An all-new, fully inclusive Couch Park opened in May in NW Portland, featuring a centerpiece climbing structure designed to make kids feel like they are clambering to the top of a tree fort.

Sahallie Ilahee Park

A new nature play area is coming to Sahallie Ilahee Park in West Linn in June, joining the epic two-story slide set into a hill that’s made the park a favorite for years. 

Boardman Wetland Complex

Look for the new play area slated to open in late May in North Clackamas at the Boardman Wetland Complex; you’ll also find a half-mile boardwalk trail, perfect for observing the wetlands and wildlife. 

Dirksen Nature Park

An awesome new space is open for fun at Dirksen Nature Park in Tigard, featuring a secret rock cave and a living willow tunnel. 

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