Harney Park, located at SE 67th Ave & Harney St, is 7.13 acres of community space. Acquired in 1979, Harney Park fell into disrepair of the following decade. Then, with a huge community effort, it experienced a renaissance in the late 1980s/early 1990s through a Housing and Community Development grant from Multnomah County and match from Portland Parks & Recreation 1989 Park Improvement Levy. The community was able to drum up enough extra money and manpower to complete the project by gaining the support of the Marines, the Portland Trail Blazers, the Rose Festival Association, and Precision Castparts, one of the major employers of the neighborhood’s working population at the time. The renovations to Harney Park became a reality in 1991. Named for General William S. Harney, the commander of the U.S. Army’s Department of Oregon from 1858-59, the park now boasts a playground, accessible restrooms, a basketball court, paved and unpaved paths, picnic tables, a soccer field, and a softball field.
Park hours are from 5:00AM-Midnight. To reserve a sports field, call 503-823-2525.