August 5, 2018 • Lents Park • 6:00 PM
SE 92nd Ave & Holgate Blvd.
Accessible picnic area, accessible play area, accessible restroom, baseball field, basketball court, BEECN – basic earthquake emergency communication node, dog off-leash area, football field, horseshoe pit, paths – paved, paths – unpaved, picnic site – reservable, picnic tables, playground, soccer field, softball field, stage – outdoor, synthetic turf, tennis backboard, tennis court, and lighted tennis court.
Lents Park is named after stonemason Oliver Perry Lent, whose eldest son George platted the town of Lents in 1892. Having been used as a gravel quarry an additional 32 acres of surrounding land was purchased during the 1940’s and 50’s with the intent of creating a public park. The Walker baseball stadium, constructed in 1956 and included in the original 1953 park plan, is named after Charles B. Walker. Among other notable accomplishments, Charles was a leader of various softball leagues and organizations in addition to being named the city’s first Sports Director in 1953. The playground at Lents Park was completely renovated in 2017 and updates include improved accessibility features.
-Portland Parks and Recreation