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6 Ways to Get Here
You can get to Washington Park via several trail connections.
4T Trail/Marquam Trail
Biking and Skating
Bike and Skate
Washington Park is a beautiful place to ride your bike or skateboard.
It is quite hilly and there are no off-street or separated bike facilities. Plan your trip to the park with the Ride the City map. Download the app! Bike parking facilities are located at the entrance to each attraction.
You can avoid the hills by bringing your bike on the MAX Light Rail.
Please note: Bicycles are not allowed on Washington Park’s trail systems.
TriMet / Light Rail
Take TriMet’s MAX Light Rail or Bus Line-63 to access Washington Park’s attractions.
TriMet’s Blue and Red MAX Light Rail lines serve the Washington Park MAX station. Trains arrive around every nine minutes from 4:25 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. and connect the park to Downtown.
TriMet’s Line 63 runs from Providence Park through the park to the Washington Park MAX station daily from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Walking directions from MAX Light Rail to the Gardens
Park and Rides
Avoid parking fees and congestion! The closest Park and Ride is at the Sunset Transit Center. From Sunset, take any Blue or Red line train going towards the City Center/Gresham for a five minute, one-stop ride to Washington Park.
Directions from Washington Park to Sunset Transit Center:
- Take U.S.26 west to exit 69B Park Way/SW Barnes Road
- Turn right at the first signal onto SW Baltic Avenue
- Take your first left onto SW Barnes Road; then keep right
- Sunset Transit Center will be on your left
TriMet / Light Rail
TriMet is an ideal way to get to the park. Avoid the pay to park fees and congestion by starting your Washington Park adventure with MAX Light Rail. You can even get a discount at the Oregon Zoo when you take transit!
Use TriMet’s Trip Planner to plan your trip.
You can purchase tickets through TriMet’s mobile app, at any MAX station, or upon entering the bus.
Note: you must have a ticket in-hand before boarding. More Info »
Taking TriMet with your Family
All TriMet vehicles are ADA and stroller accessible. Children under 7 ride free. Adults over 65 get 50% off fare.
TriMet Line 63
Trimet’s Line 63 runs from Providence Park through the park to the Washington Park MAX station.
It runs daily from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. View schedule »
TriMet’s Blue and Red MAX Light Rail lines serve the Washington Park MAX station. Trains heading east to downtown and west to the Sunset Transit Center Park and Ride arrive every nine minutes.
Fun Fact: The Washington Park MAX station is the deepest transit tunnel in the United States at 259 ft. (about 23 stories) deep.
Explore Washington Park Seasonal Shuttle - currently not operating
The Explore Washington Park free shuttle will take you to all of the major attractions in the park. You can take transit to the park and catch the shuttle at the MAX station.
9:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.
The shuttle arrives approximately every 15 minutes. It takes about 30 minutes to ride the entire loop.
The shuttle is entirely paid for by parking meter revenue raised in the park.
View the shuttle rules here.
The Explore Washington Park free shuttle makes a continuous loop in the park, stopping at the following locations in this order:
Get directions to the park from wherever you are on Google.
From U.S. 26 East or West:
- Take exit 72 for Zoo/Forestry Center
- Follow park signs to get to your Washington Park destination
Parking lots can fill early on sunny weekends, or during major events. Traffic will be redirected to Sunset Transit Center when the parking lots reach capacity.
Most streets and lots within the park require payment. Every dollar generated from parking fees goes right back into Washington Park. From traffic management to a seasonal shuttle, Explore Washington Park puts your dollars to work to improve the overall park experience.
Already congested parking is now extremely limited in 2016-2017 on sunny weekends due to the Water Bureau's Reservoir Improvement Project. Learn about parking impacts.