The Historic Oaks Amusement Park

Located in Portland's historic Sellwood neighborhood, Oaks Park has been "where the fun never ends" since 1905!

Oaks Amusement Park is the last of the historic "trolley parks" still in operation in the northwest and among the oldest continually operating amusement parks in America. "The Oaks" first opened its gates to eager visitors on May 30th, 1905, as a way of boosting ridership on the area's emerging interurban transportation system. Arriving via streetcar, visitors to the park were thrilled by exotic animals, nightly fireworks, a bathhouse, death-defying amusement rides, and that latest of inventions – electric lights! "The Oaks" is proud to have offered safe, wholesome, family fun to our neighbors for over a century. Today when visitors walk through our gates they are delighted by a uniquely Portland blend of modern thrills and turn-of-the-century charm on a midway that houses everything from the vintage roller rink at the one end to the state-of-the-art Adrenaline Peak Roller Coaster at the other. The goal of "The Oaks" remains the same as it began a century ago, to give our neighbors a thrilling and affordable day of fun right in their own backyard.

Non-Profit 501(c)3

Did you know that since 1985 Oaks Park has been a non-profit organization, dedicated to providing affordable family fun throughout the generations? Oaks Park Association Mission Statement


There is so much to do, you'll see just why they say that we're the place "where the fun never ends!"


Amusement Park operations open March - September.  Roller skating open year-round.


A variety of attraction tickets and bracelets are available to create a perfect experience for every visitor.


From corn dogs to cotton candy, our concession stands offer tasty treats at reasonable prices.

Employment at Oaks Park
Work and play go hand-in-hand on the Oaks Park midway!  With a fun work environment and flexible hours, joining the Oaks Park team is perfect for students, seniors, or anyone looking to supplement income in an enjoyable, low-stress atmosphere.
Current Openings & Job Descriptions


Oaks Park is just 10 minutes from downtown Portland and parking is always free!

Driving Directions

Specials & Events

Keep up to date on our schedule of events and find all the latest money saving offers



Take your skating game to the next level by joining one of our skating classes!

Skate Class Info

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Keep up to date on our schedule of in-park events as well as our social media contests!


More About "The Oaks"

Dance Pavilion

Indoor Events

The historic indoor Dance Pavilion has played host to thousands of weddings, company events, benefit events, family events, and more, and is available 12 months a year.

Picnic Areas

Outdoor Events

With over 20 rentable picnic spaces, Oaks Park is the ideal location for your next summertime soiree.  Picnic area rentals available April - September.

Skate Shop

Equipment & Souvenirs

The NW's largest skate equipment provider is Oaks Park Roller Rink! Whether you're looking for your first pair of skates or are a skating pro, we've got you covered!
Visit our Skate Shop Page

Chipper the Squirrel

Park Mascot

Chipper the Squirrel has made Oaks Park his home for over 40 years.  Chipper loves attending birthday parties, dancing the Hokey Pokey, and playing with little ones during Preschool Mornings.
Meet the rest of our staff