Dawson Park is a nice little park in Portland that is just outside the downtown core on the east side of the Willamette. It was a quaint little park and I really enjoyed it. We stopped by to just rest a little as we were on our way to Hopworks Urban Brewery and needed a bit more time to let the food from Podnah’s settle. While “R” took a break, I took some time to walk around Dawson Park and discover some of the great things about it.
The area around Dawson Park was really quiet. There is a hospital to the west and a nice church to the east. There is also an apartment complex to the north and church to the south.
The best part of the park was the children’s play area. There was a large area full of toys for kids to play on and they definitely looked to be having fun. I couldn’t take many photos for obvious reasons but I wished I was a kid who could play there.
The thing that really surprised me about Dawson Park was the history of the park. It was used for various demonstrations and rallies in the past. There were inscriptions with information about the history inscribed on rocks set in the park. The rocks looked like a pod of spaceships from Krypton carrying Superman and his friends from back home, but it was really educating to read what was written. I was really amazed at the history of the park and wished I knew more before I went.
- Dawson Park (Wikipedia)