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Washington Park is one of the oldest parks in Portland. Many people questioned the purchase given that the site was thick with brush and timber, and cougar roamed the hills. City Park, as Washington Park was originally known until 1909, was developed slowly. In June 1885, the city hired Charles M. Myers as its first park keeper. A native of Germany and a seaman, Myers had no formal training but enthusiastically began to develop the park by using his memories of European parks as a guide.