Oaks Amusement Park
Oaks Amusement Park
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Amusement & Theme ParksMiniature Golf
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Oaks Park is one of the oldest continually operating amusement parks in America, and the last of the historic trolley parks operating in the region. With thrill rides, roller skating, go karts, miniature golf, and more, your family will have a perfect day on the midway! Pick a partner for the roller coaster, do the Hokey Pokey in the skating rink, and even "stick together" with some cotton candy! Have your next event with us - offering fabulous birthday parties, rentable picnic areas, and the Dance Pavilion, a historic indoor event venue. The amusement park is open from mid-March through October and our famous Roller Rink is open year-round.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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4.0
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Noah
Portland, OR28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
It was fun but a bit underwhelming. To many people in such a small park. The lines are very long especially for the roller coaster considering how short of a ride it is. If they were to expand and have more roller coasters I think it would be more worthwhile. There’s to many rides for little kids and not enough rides for teens and adults.
Written July 6, 2023
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Sally
14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
It was raining when I was there, but the rides were still open. I spent all of my time at the roller skating rink, which I enjoyed very much. The staff were exceptionally helpful and gracious with new skaters and made sure everyone stayed safe. The live organ music is a nice and unique touch.
Written June 9, 2024
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Larry R
Portland, OR217 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I remember when rides used to scare you rather than make you feel sick. Line for race cars was too long. I would have tried a few more rides but wasn't feeling well after a couple, also a bit tired before I came thought getting out would help me snap out of it, but not those rides
Written September 22, 2021
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tumbleweedchris
Richland, WA1,003 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I visited Oaks in October during their haunted event. The haunted event was not great with boring haunts, so I am going to separate that from the normal year round park. The park itself is a nice traditional amusement park. The main roller coaster, Adrenaline Peak, is a lot of fun if not a bit short. Don't forget about the kiddie coaster as it has some surprise thrills. There are some classic flat rides to fill the park out including a great Rock-O-Plane. The carousel has some fun animals, but it lacks the classic organ music for some reason. I did not use the rink, but that looks like a really nice feature. Overall, this is a decent classic amusement park. It's by far not a perfect park, but it does what it can in a limited amount of space. A dark ride would really give this park a boost. Check it out if you have time. If you don't, you can miss it and not feel too bad. And don't bother with the haunt.
Written October 29, 2023
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John Warzynski
Wilsonville, OR639 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Spring Break at Oaks Park was great time for the family. The parking lot was very full. There were lines for rides and food. But everyone was polite and friendly. We had a wonderful experience showing our grandson 3 year old a fun day. He loves the slide and other rides. The cheese burgers were nothing to go back for, but the curly fries were excellent. The staff were polite and helpful.
Written March 31, 2023
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obieobie
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014
Long story short. I showed up for a birthday party at 345pm and spent over $50 on bracelets. I looked around for a sign to tell me what time they close but couldn't find one. I figured I would at least have 2 to 3 hours before they close. I was wrong. After saying hi to the birthday girl we get on one ride then hear an announcement that the park closes at 5pm. Angry, I let my wife take my kids on another ride while I go ask for some kind of refund. After searching for the right person for 45min I found the guy. He belittled me and talked to me like I was a child. After arguing with the guy that I would not have paid that much money knowing we would only get to rides he tells me no refunds. So I post my experience on facebook to bring awareness to what happened and the replied saying they would be in contact with me soon. They then deleted my post. I will not be going back because the customer service is terrible.
Written April 17, 2014
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kotarok
Singapore82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A visit at the Oaks Amusement Park is like a quick trip back in time. Lots of old school rides and activities in a scenic setting!

What's good:
- No admission & plenty of free parking
- You can buy tickets in small increments (no day pass needed)
- Picnic tables right next to the river! Scenic view of Portland.
- It's pretty close to downtown - easy access.
- Rides for all ages and interests.
- General "good old times" atmosphere with old rides.
- Manageable size. Easy to walk around and enjoy.
- You can reserve tables/halls for parties.

What might need improvement:
- Not too much choice of food. But then again, that's not the point.
- The go-kart course is a bit small.

In summary, it's a great place to go on a sunny afternoon and give your kid the kinds of great memories you still have of amusement parks.
Written December 31, 2008
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jamiefree22
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013
I wish I could give this place a good review because me and my kids had so much fun on all the rides this was our first time ther as a family due to my husband company picnic but I just could not beleave some of the things that came out of the mouths of the people that worked ther i did not notice it until it became dark it was like all the workers attitudes changed I know they probly have to put up with alot of these punks that go to cause trouble but ther also are alot of young kids around and familys ther to have a good time and the things me and my children had to listen too due to the fact that the workers would sit ther and cuss at kids that wher cuting in line wich I think is totally wrong I dont think any one working ther should be able to use such language while getting paid I just couldn't beleave they would sit ther and get in yelling matches with lil punk kids not even caring that ther is lil kids around and all they do is make the situation worse its like the workers enjoy fighting with these children not even caring about others that have to stand ther in line and lisen to the filth from ther mouths I just was shocked and verry disappointed that my kids and other children had to hear this even when we wernt waitn in line we had to hear this lady that was Saling stuff right across from the arcade she was bigger and middle aged siting ther cusing at children in the arcade she was very loud about it . I know I definitely wont be back due to this experience and will warn all parents with young children not to go
Written August 20, 2013
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SUPenthusiast
Louisville, KY123 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Friends
....don't bother to visit. There are plenty of things in Portland to do. For native's it's one of the closest amusement parks. It's fun but geared towards younger children. The roller rink is a nice touch and is included with some wrist bands. Recently, they have added a short mini-golf course.

In the Pacific Northwest there are not many amusement parks. If you want high, fast roller coasters this is not your park. The thrill rides are pretty average for adults and teens. But it is fun to visit during festivals or with friends.
Written April 28, 2013
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cymbidian
San Rafael, CA137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011
We had a great time here! in one visit we played frisbee and had a picnic on the beach, went on a few rides and went roller skating! it was a full day of fun. the place was clean for the most part, (avoid the women's rest room near the roller rink, inside the rink was the best bathroom), the staff were friendly and attentive (we felt safe on the rides) and the parking was free. plus it was beautiful, lovely trees and views of the river.
we brought our own food in for our picnic.
Written August 27, 2011
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