- Type: Parks and Gardens, Recreation
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Travel writers say that of all of Portland's parks, Washington Park is perhaps the best. Home to such notable landscaping feats as the Japanese Garden and the International Rose Test Garden, as well as a number of family-friendly attractions like the Oregon Zoo and the Portland Children's Museum, this massive green space offers enough activities to easily fill a day. Just make sure you save plenty of time for a leisurely stroll down one of the many shady paths, which are often decorated with flower displays and fountains.
Washington Park is located in the western part of the city, just south of Forest Park and the Pittock Mansion. It's open every day from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., and while entry is free, specific attractions within the park may charge admission. For more information, check out the Washington Park section of the Portland Parks and Recreation website.