The region's natural and cultural history come together in one serene setting at this 120-acre park. Bring a picnic and a pair of binoculars to watch for birds that flock to the park’s wetlands. Learn about Sauvie Island and the families who shaped it, and relax in the shade of an authentically restored 1850s farmhouse.
See and do
- Watch birds in the park’s wetlands.
- Bring a picnic.
- Learn about the history of Sauvie Island.
- Share your time and make a difference at Metro parks by volunteering.
Know when you go
- The park is open from sunrise to sunset.
- A portable restroom is available.
- Parking is free and no pass is required.
- No drinking water available.
- Picnic area is available for rental year-round. Reservations are required for parties of 25 or more.
- Dogs and other pets are not allowed, because they can damage sensitive habitat and threaten wildlife.
- Smoking and vaping are not allowed.
- Hunting is not allowed.
- Drones, model planes, model boats and other remote-controlled vehicles are not allowed.
- Geocaching is allowed with guidelines.
- About 42 acres are in active farming. Sauvie Island Organics leases 29 acres and grows organic local produce. Farmers working with Black Food Sovereignty Coalition care for another 3 acres, building capacity for organic agricultural production by growers who are Black, Indigenous and people of color. Ford Farms hays 10 acres annually.
- During inclement weather, please check oregonmetro.gov/parks for information about any closures.
By bike: From Vaughn Street in Northwest Portland, use the bike lane on Highway 30. Or from North Portland, use bike lanes on Willamette Boulevard and the sidewalk on the St. Johns Bridge to Highway 30.