Glen Otto Park

This 6.38-acre park is the most heavily used park in the Troutdale park system. Access to the site is off East Columbia River Highway. It is bordered by the Sandy River on the east, Beaver Creek on the west, and a few residential properties on the south.

Facilities at Glenn Otto Park include a swimming beach, riverfront access, picnic area, children’s playground, open play area, restroom building, meeting hall, and the caretaker’s home. The Sam Cox Building and the covered picnic areas can be reserved for parties, picnics, etc., by contacting the Reservation line at 503-674-7297. Please note that alcohol and pets are NOT allowed at Glenn Otto Park.

For most of the past 20 years, the American Medical Response (AMR) River Safety Program has provided two lifeguards — and typically a third or even fourth when temperatures and/or crowds increase — at the Glenn Otto Park beach area on the Sandy River from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Anyone entering the river at Glenn Otto Park is strongly encouraged to wear a life jacket as the current is swift and the water is cold.

Mr. Glenn Otto served the City of Troutdale for many years as a Planning Commissioner, City Councilor, and Mayor. During his tenure of service to the City, he negotiated the purchase of Troutdale’s first park site located along the banks of the Sandy River and provided leadership in the creation and improvement of the park.

The City of Troutdale wanted to honor Mr. Otto’s illustrious career of devoted service to the City and his vision and guidance in acquiring and developing the riverside park site, so the name of the park was officially changed from Troutdale Community Park to Glenn Otto Community Park on July 20, 1996.

Contact Information

City of Troutdale Public Works
Reservations and Information:

1102 Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale, Oregon 97060, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    Open 8am to 9pm
  • Seasons Open

    Open year round
  • Prices and Fees

    Access to Glenn Otto Community Park is free of charge
  • Pet Friendly Notes

    Pets are NOT allowed at Glenn Otto Park