To help encourage Oregonians to stay home, Washington Park has temporarily closed the Oregon Zoo, Portland Children’s Museum, World Forestry Center, Portland Japanese Garden, the International Rose Test Garden, its gift shop, classes and programs, as well as the visitors center at Hoyt Arboretum.
That doesn’t mean that you can’t visit, however. A one-minute virtual overview of the closed locations is available at explorewashingtonpark.org. The Portland Japanese Garden offers videos, 360 views and virtual tours of their garden spaces at japanesegarden.org/coronavirus.
Those looking for the distraction of zoo animals can find weekly videos from the Oregon Zoo posted on their Facebook page, YouTube. Their website is oregonzoo.org.
Hoyt Arboretum’s trails are still open daily (9 am-4 pm weekdays and 10 am-4 pm weekends) for use with appropriate social distancing. Parking fees are still being enforced however parking meters are not disinfected and use of the Parking Kitty app is recommended.