650 Rural Ave. S View Map
A portions of this 17.3 acre park houses a water reservoir and includes some undeveloped areas. This park also has a splash fountain (open seasonally) that is ideal for those hot summer days. The site also has a resroom that is open seasonally and is maintained by volunteers. If you are interested in being a volunteer at Fairmount Park, please contact Parks Operations at 503-588-6336. Park amenities include the following items:
||Seasonal Splash Fountain|
In 1955, upon the request of City Park Superintendent Walter Wirth, the Utilities Department agreed to the use of its Fairmount Hill Reservoir property as a neighborhood park. The purchase of 12 additional acres of open space and wooded land overlooking the Willamette River was made in the late 60's. A HUD Open Space and Willamette Greenway grant reimbursed the City 75% of the acquisition cost.