Know Before You Go
Oaks Amusement Park has reopened its rides, mini golf, midway games and historic roller rink. A limited number of ride bracelets are available per day. Avoid disappointment by purchasing your ride bracelets, skate session or round of mini golf online in advance from the Oaks Park website.
On the banks of the Willamette River in Southeast Portland’s Sellwood neighborhood, Oaks Amusement Park is a top destination for carnival thrills and family fun. Oaks Park includes 44 tree-studded acres (18 hectares) of rides (including classics like bumper cars and a roller coaster), carnival and arcade games, miniature golf, a roller skating rink, carousel and a mini-train.
Rides & Attractions
For adrenaline-seekers, Oaks Park does not disappoint. The park’s hair-raising rides include Zero Gravity, a ride that spins fast enough to glue passengers to the wall while twirling high above the ground; the Adrenaline Peak Roller Coaster — which includes a 72-foot (22 m) drop and three inversions, and AtmosFEAR, a ride that swings and twirls passengers 360°. See photos of all the rides and watch preview videos on Oaks Park’s website.
There’s plenty of fun to be had at a slower pace, too. Little ones can experience their own thrills with rides like the Zoom Coaster, Toon Cars and the nostalgic Big Pink Slide. Taller visitors who aren’t looking for high speeds or death-defying drops will enjoy the vintage carousel, which dates back to 1911 and features hand-carved horses, along with stunning views of the Willamette River and downtown Portland from the top of the Ferris wheel.
Roller Skating at Oaks Park
Speaking of vintage attractions, don’t miss the historic roller rink. It’s the largest on the West Coast and the last remaining skating rink in the country to feature live music from a massive Wurlitzer pipe organ in the ceiling.
There are open skate sessions every day except Monday (when the park is closed) and special events every month. Open skate sessions cost $10 per person and include skate rental.
Admission prices and event details are subject to change; please visit the Oaks Park roller rink webpage for current information.
Oaks Park is perhaps more reminiscent of a quaint, small-town state fair than a Six Flags mega theme park. There are carnival games such as ring toss, skee ball and even an Old West saloon-themed shooting gallery. All midway and arcade games are cash only, so stock your wallet accordingly.
When it comes to eats, the reasonably-priced concessions include summer standbys like hamburgers, corn dogs, ice cream and cotton candy. You can also bring your own vittles and enjoy a riverfront picnic among the park’s ample picnic tables and shaded grassy areas overlooking the Willamette.
Plan Your Visit to Oaks Park
Know Before You Go
Oaks Park is closed on Monday unless it’s a holiday weekend. Hours change seasonally, so call ahead or check the Oaks Park website before you visit.
Questions About Visiting Oaks Park
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Is Oaks Park open year-round?
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Will I have to pay for parking?
Oaks Park Admission Prices
Admission to Oaks Park is free; tickets or bracelets must be purchased for rides and other activities. Unlimited ride bracelets cost $39.95 per person, or $19.95 if the guest is less than 48 inches (122 cm) tall. Mini golf is $10 per person for one round of 18 holes. Open skate sessions at the roller rink are $10 per person and include skate rental.
Admission prices are subject to change; please visit the Oaks Park website for current information.
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