Oaks Park closes early after ‘unruly behavior and altercations’ cause safety concerns

Oaks Amusement Park.
Oaks Amusement Park.(KPTV)
Published: Jul. 22, 2022 at 10:04 PM PDT
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PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) – Oaks Amusement Park closed early Friday night after incidents of “unruly behavior and altercations.” The amusement park’s Open Skate Session was also canceled.

The park posted to Facebook sharing the news shortly after 7:30 p.m. saying, “This behavior did not align with our mission, and was not the experience we want our guests to have.”

The Portland Police Bureau said just after 5:30 p.m. Friday, officers responded to the park for a disturbance. A security officer called in a fight possibly involving a knife. When security arrived, six juveniles scattered.

One juvenile was trespassed from the park at the request of security. No arrests were made.

The park noted the safety of customers and employees as a top priority.

Oaks Amusement Park is planning to reopen Saturday.