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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Parks and Portland Public Schools announce new partnership agreement

This morning in Council Commissioner Fish announced an important new partnership between Portland Parks & Recreation and Portland Public Schools.

For more than 50 years, PPS and Parks have worked together to jointly manage shared facilities and inter-dependent programs. The same facility might house, for example, PPS golf courses and pools, PIL fields, a Parks community center, youth basketball leagues managed by Parks, and SUN Community Schools. Not only do Parks and PPS share facilities, they share a commitment to health, education, and safety.

The Collaboration Agreement announced today is a model of how the City and PPS can work together. The Agreement consolidates and strengthens existing agreements and established a new Strategic/Management Committee to guide future relationships.

Thanks to the Parks and PPS teams who worked together to bring this Agreement to life.

Above: Students at the Mt. Tabor SUN School, which is operated by Parks and takes place in a PPS facility