Category Archives: Portland Parks

Raleigh Park and Swim Center

Raleigh Park and Swim Center is another great park is discovered by accident or should I say were lead there? Raleigh Park and Swim Center isn’t a park you are going to naturally run into though that is exactly what we did while out Geocaching with the family.

Dog enjoying ride in car thinking he is human

Now, as many of you who have been reading my blog for awhile, we have one of those dogs who thinks he is human and is ready to go on a car ride anytime he hears that door open. (Even gets his own leash and walks (prances) out to the car with it) That is one of the things great about this park is that it is VERY dog friendly. (We made lots of new friends)

Raleigh Park and Swim Center in Portland Oregon

Lots to do and lots to visit. The park is pretty big, so lots of places for dogs and humans alike to go and get that blood flowing. For the kids, not too much to complain about either! Tennis courts, playground equipment (THE POOL), horseshoe area. Also, while watching the kids, you can even have a BBQ.

Raleigh Park and Swim Center in Portland Oregon

So, go have some fun, maybe geocache, maybe swim. (Pool probably won’t open again for a month or two) But, check out the park with your kids or with man’s best friend and come back and tell me what you thought.

Raleigh Park and Swim Center in Portland Oregon
Raleigh Park and Swim Center in Portland Oregon
Raleigh Park and Swim Center in Portland Oregon

If you like the area enough, below is a list of available homes within the neighborhood of Raleigh Park and Swim Center.

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Pendleton Park in SW Portland

Pendleton Park in SW Portland is a great little park with one of my kids’ favorite things, the merry-go-round. Even my 16 year old daughter still loves those things even though they are getting taken out of parks more and more these days. (I’m actually thinking of buying one so my grand kids one day will get to experience the joy of those things)

Pendleton Park (SW Portland)

Now, there is also a baseball field and basketball court for those sports nuts. (That is why we were there, our team was talking on Lincoln. (Was a good game, but it just wasn’t our day) But, the boys still had a good time. Now, this park is located right next to Hayhurst Elementary school, which at the time of this post gets a 10 out of 10 from GreatSchools.org. (Pretty impressive)

Pendleton Park (SW Portland)

Pendleton Park (SW Portland)

Now, what I liked about this park which you certainly don’t see very often is it had REAL bathrooms and not an port-a-potty. Something about a real bathroom with real running water that you can wash your hands with is nice! So, if you are looking for a great park or a great home near a great park, check out Pendleton Park. (Your kids will thank you)

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