Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)
1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) and its 120 friends and partner groups steward your public parks system. In addition to maintaining today’s parks, PP&R is responsible for working with City Council, our Portland Parks Foundation and others, to build the parks system for the next generation. This requires planning, community input and the resources to complete the work.
We are currently working with Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz on a the prioritization of our work plan for growing our parks system and we would like your feedback. As part of the feedback process, we will be visiting PP&R subcommittees from each neighborhood coalition as well as working with the Coalition of Communities of Color and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement's Diversity & Civic Leadership Partners.
We track our existing major maintenance needs and growth needs (growing our parks system to match population growth), on the PP&R Capital Improvement Projects list, or CIP. The CIP tracks projects regardless of their funding status. In fact, many projects on our CIP are unfunded.
Projects are divided geographically into the following areas as illustrated on this map:
PP&R also has some projects that are citywide. These projects may impact multiple sites, such as a citywide park facility lead paint abatement project, and/or may not yet have an identified site.
For each geographic area, there is a maintenance list and a growth list.
Parks System Development Charge revenues (SDCs) can be used to fund growth projects, but not maintenance projects. For more information on Park SDCs, please visit our SDC website.
For information on the process and rating criteria for CIP, please review the PP&R Capital Planning Manual.
Please share your feedback
Is there a project to grow or expand the park system that you aren’t seeing on the list?
If you would like to give Commissioner Fritz feedback on your priorities for PP&R (maintenance or growth), please write her at Amanda@PortlandOregon.gov.
Do you have an idea for PP&R and have the funds (or can raise the funds), expertise, time and volunteer hours to help accomplish it? While our Parks Proposal Process is on hold indefinitely, but may reopen as early as spring 2014, please consider submitting a Park Proposal Application so it’s in the queue for when staff are next available to review ideas: Click here to view Park Project Proposal Process.
Report a park problem through our ParkScan system here: http://www.parkscanpdx.org/ . ParkScan is meant for reporting a short-term problem or low cost fix for a park asset, for example – a broken bench, vandalism or other observation.