Metzger Park Activities
Metzger Park Sport Court Renovation Project
The Metzger Park Sport Court Renovation project is now complete. This project added several new features and amenities to the park including a new basketball court. While basketball is considered a ‘full contact sport’, and outdoor recreation providers have been instructed by the Oregon Health Authority to close facilities that accommodate full contact sports during the Covid-19 pandemic, as soon as the state restrictions allow the courts will open for play!
As a separate but related improvement, restoration and enhancement of the riparian area around Ash Creek at the west end of the park will begin in 2021 and continue for several years to remove invasive species and add native plants to make the micro-ecosystem healthy and beautiful.
The Metzger Park Local Improvement District Advisory Board, comprised of Metzger residents, championed this project. Thanks to their commitment and enthusiasm the new facility was built.
New features and amenities include:
• Rehabilitated the tennis court
• New shade structure and bleacher seating
• New drinking fountain
• New planter beds (that drink up stormwater runoff)
• New pathway
• New basketball court with safety fencing
• Renovated lawn area
The project was funded by a $75,000 Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Local Government Grant, Metzger residents (through the Metzger Park Local Improvement District fund) and Washington County Parks.
Metzger Park is a seven-acre, fully accessible Park set in a forested environment and conveniently located just minutes away from Washington Square, at 8400 SW Hemlock Street Portland, OR 97223 (Corner of SW Hall Blvd. & SW Hemlock). The Park is available for public general use at no extra charge.
The Park features a variety of outdoor play equipment complete with outdoor basketball hoops, tennis courts, and playground including a slide, swings and other play structures as well.
The Park also includes 1,500 feet of interconnecting, paved pathways suitable for walking, exercise or nature watching. Nine picnic tables are scattered throughout the Park and two horseshoe pits are available for use as well.
For questions regarding the Patricia D. Whiting Hall at Metzger Park, please contact the Park's Office at 503-846-7000.
Metzger Park Activities