Washington Park Shuttle Returns
4/11/2018, 10:47 a.m.
Spring is upon us and there is no better place to enjoy the outdoors than the iconic Washington Park. This year guests will experience several new visitor enhancements and the return of the free Explore Washington Park shuttle.
The shuttle loops throughout the 410-acre park, linking the Washington Park TriMet MAX station to the rest of the park, including the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center, International Rose Test Garden and Portland Japanese Garden.
The shuttle, which is paid for from parking meter revenue, runs every 15 minutes on weekends from April through October from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and runs daily beginning in May through September from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Guests who take TriMet’s MAX Blue or Red lines to the park will enjoy significant upgrades to the Washington Park MAX Station. This includes new wayfinding, lighting and 200-foot long murals across from the platforms.
“The Washington Park free shuttle makes visiting the Japanese Garden and the rest of Washington Park so easy,” says Portland Japanese Garden’s Deputy Director Cynthia Haruyama. “We encourage everyone to stay serene: let someone else do the driving and not worry about parking!”