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Pirate Park (NW Portland)
There’s a wonderful treasure in Northwest Portland. A park that makes everyone ages 1-12 squeal.
The fun part of the park for kids takes a bit to find:
1. You have to park at the entrance sign and walk up a little bit of a hill. Play structure area is north of Brandenberry.
2. You will see a nice trail but no playground equipment AT ALL until you come over the hill. This really gives that hidden jewel effect.
Equipment. Oh boy. There is a pirate ship! And so many bridges.
There is also a water spicket and lots of sand.
For kiddos four and under this totally counts as a day at the beach. Also my eight-year-old competitive gymnast and his gymnastics buddies agree the monkey bars are of good size and length for practicing on.
What you should bring:
- Stroller or wagon for negotiating the hill
- Pirate booty or some other snack or gold coin chocolates for some pirate fun
- Sand toys and big trucks for playing in the sand
- Baby powder for removing sand
- Buckets for dragging water places
- Towels to dry off after the water fun
- Hand sanitizer — There are port-a-potties, there’s no soap in them.
Pirate Park is just right down the street from the Bethany Fountains, Cedar Mills Bethany Library, and an awesome cupcake shop & frozen yogurt shop.
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