Oaks Amusement Park to reopen April 17


This historic reopening follows last season’s cancellation, which marked the only missed season in almost 116 years

The Oaks Park Association recently announced the reopening of its amusement park, including the rides, miniature golf course, and midway games, for the 2021 season.  

Oaks Park staff members are excited to resume their mission of welcoming visitors to connect with an iconic piece of local history while enjoying safe, wholesome, family fun on the midway. Photo courtesy of Oaks Park Association
Oaks Park staff members are excited to resume their mission of welcoming visitors to connect with an iconic piece of local history while enjoying safe, wholesome, family fun on the midway. Photo courtesy of Oaks Park Association

This historic reopening follows last season’s cancellation, which marked the only missed season in almost 116 years.  Oaks Park staff members are excited to resume their mission of welcoming visitors to connect with an iconic piece of local history while enjoying safe, wholesome, family fun on the midway.

The 2021 schedule is set to begin April 17 and continue through Oct. 31.  Hours are subject to change. The park is open rain or shine.

  • April (starting 4/17): Sat./Sun., noon-7 p.m.
  • May: Fri./Sat./Sun., noon-7 p.m.
  • Memorial Day: noon-7 p.m.
  • Open 7 days a week this summer. See oakspark.com/hours for more info.

A limited number of attraction tickets per day are available first-come, first-served at oakspark.com/ridetix; tickets must now be purchased online in advance.  Due to capacity mandates, attraction admission offerings have been updated and simplified.

  • General admission: $39.95 (48″ and taller)
  • Child admission: $19.95 (under 48″ tall)
  • Admission includes access to all rides (height limits and rider restrictions apply).  
  • Admission is required for everyone participating in attractions; non-riders are welcome at no charge.
  • Roller skating, miniature golf, and midway games sold separately. Roller skating tickets must be purchased online in advance at oakspark.com/rinktix. Golf admission sold on-site. Separate capacity limitations apply to the Roller Rink and golf course.

The reopening of the amusement park is also the grand opening of Oregon’s most extreme thrill ride to date — the new AtmosFEAR.  Replacing the beloved Scream’n Eagle, AtmosFEAR is designed to take the excitement to the next level. Two rides in one, guests can opt for the familiar pendulum ride, albeit bigger and better, or take the terror over the top with the 360-degrees experience.  Riders are set on a terrifying trip above the midway as they soar to a height of 100 feet at a full swing, then the g-forces set in as they scream back toward earth, looping over and over again.  Riders must be 48 inches or taller to ride the pendulum ride and 52 inches or taller to ride the 360 degrees ride.

In addition, the Oaks Park Association is delighted to resume its place as a major employer in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland.  After reducing its staff from 250-plus to just 12 while the park was non-operational, Oaks Park is rebuilding its team in anticipation of the 2021 season and is now hiring for over 200 positions.  Apply online at oakspark.com/employment.

Compliance with Multnomah County COVID mandates are required for all guests and staff. Masks and social distancing are required; masks must be worn at all times except when consuming food/beverages and guests must maintain a minimum of 6 feet of distance from individuals not in their party, whenever possible. Oaks Park staff will perform increased sanitation throughout the park. Daily staff health checks are required.

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