Oaks Amusement Park, Portland, Oregon (with Map & Photos)

Opened in 1905 to compete with the Lewis and Clark Exposition. Decidedly old-fashioned family-type attractions: an ice rink with a Wurlitzer organ, a dance hall, a carousel, a non-electronic arcade, and 28 attractions. Children's plays at the Ladybug Theater. In fine weather, an open-air electric train, the "Samtrak," links the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and Oaks Park. A trail leads into the swamps of the Oaks Bottom Natural Refuge located to the east.

Oaks Park is a small amusement park located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south of downtown Portland, Oregon, United States. The park opened in May 1905 and is one of the oldest continuously operating amusement parks in the country.

Oaks Amusement Park
Oaks Park


The park's attractions and intermediate games are open on weekends during the spring and daily during the summer. Trips include the following:

extreme sur

  • 2 ft ( 610 mm ) narrow gauge CP. Huntington Train (new as of 2013)
  • Disk'O (added in 2007, made by Zamperla )
  • Rock-O-Plane
  • Zero gravity
  • Adrenaline Peak, a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter roller coaster

extreme east

  • The Spider ( Eyerly Spider )
  • Big Pink (a giant slide, now has 3 colors: pink, yellow and blue)
  • Tilt-A-Whirl
  • Carousel of Noah's Ark by Herschell-Spillman
  • Rock 'N' Roll (one Matterhorn with themed rock 'n' roll, with cars Chevrolet shaped 57, similar to the Alpine Bobs)
  • Ferris wheel (manufactured by Eli Bridge Co.) New electric powertrain installed 2014
  • Go Karts

North End (Acorn Acres)

  • Cosmic bumper cars
  • Up Up and Away (manufactured by Zamperla)
  • Chipper's Choppers (children's motorcycles, new for 2014)
  • Toon Cars (children's cars)
  • Zoom Coaster (roller coaster for children made by E&F Miler Industries )
  • Sky fighters
  • Frog hopper
  • Rockin' Tug (Manufactured by Zamperla)
  • Chipper's Woods Miniature Golf (new for 2011)
  • Tree Top Drop (new in 2016)

Oaks Amusement Park Map