Our Story & Non-Profit Mission

Oaks Park has been "where the fun never ends" since 1905 and is among the oldest continually operating amusement parks in America. "The Oaks" first opened its gates to eager visitors on May 30, 1905, as a way of boosting ridership on the area's emerging interurban transportation system. Arriving via streetcar, visitors to the park were thrilled by exotic animals, nightly fireworks, a bathhouse, death-defying amusement rides, and that latest of inventions, electric lights! Oaks Park is proud to have offered safe, wholesome, family fun to our neighbors for over a century. Today when visitors walk through our gates they are delighted by a uniquely Portland blend of modern thrills and turn-of-the-century charm on a midway that has delighted generations of Northwesterners.

In 1985 the Bollinger Family donated Oaks Amusement Park to the non-profit 501(c)(3) Oaks Park Association, which continues to operate the park to this day. The purpose of the OPA is to perpetuate and preserve this piece of Portland's history and to provide affordable family fun throughout the generations. Read our mission statement for more about our organizational priorities and goals.


We are excited to announce that this season, our historic Carousel and Oaks Park Train are free to ride. The community is invited to come and enjoy these vintage pieces of Portland's history at no charge!


The rides, mini golf, and midway games are open seasonally in the spring, summer, and fall. Roller skating is open year-round.



Quantities are limited; purchase your tickets/bracelets online in advance for guaranteed admission.


Parking & Directions

Located 10 minutes from downtown Portland at the east end of the Sellwood Bridge. Daily parking fees of up to $5 apply.



Work and play go hand-in-hand at Oaks Park! Now seeking fun-loving, dependable people to join our team.


Retail Store

Get Oaks Park gift cards, apparel, souvenirs, and gifts shipped to your home or pickup in-store.


Guest Guidelines

Know before you go! Check out our visitor information to make sure you're ready to get the most out of your trip to "The Oaks".


KoasterMania Documentary

Enjoy learning a bit about Oaks Park's history and what it takes to run the park with this charming documentary by our friends at KoasterMania. Subscribe to KoasterMania for great content about roller coasters and amusement parks throughout the country!


Rides, roller skating, miniature golf, midway games, and more.


Group Events

Event space rentals, group discounts, and party packages.


Food & Beverages

Corndogs, cotton candy, and more tasty treats.


Specials & Events

There is always something fun happening at Oaks Park!


Where the fun never ends!

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