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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Summer Playgrounds + Lunch

57% of young Portlanders qualify for free or reduced-price lunch during the school year.

Without school lunches, summer becomes the time when nearly 50,000 Portland children face hunger daily. The Summer Playgrounds and Lunch program supports families by offering nutritious meals and recreational activities during the summer recess.

Working alongside community partners and Portland Public Schools, PP&R coordinates the Summer Playgrounds and Lunch program to ensure that it meets the changing needs in our community. PP&R and its partners are constantly innovating. Our “mobile playground program” brings recreation to children at apartment complexes in neighborhoods where parks and playgrounds don’t exist.

Producing these special events is possible with the help of lasting partnerships with neighborhood associations and community members like you!

OFFERED MONDAY - FRIDAY, JUNE 14 - AUGUST 26, unless otherwise noted. Organized sports, games, and crafts – plus a free, healthy lunch for kids at sites and times marked below. (No playground programs on Monday, July 4.)

Alberta Park, NE 22nd & Killingsworth St 11am-4pm, Lunch: Noon #72, #17, #8
Arbor Lodge Park, N Bryant & Delaware Ave 2pm-5pm, Thurs only. No lunch served. #35, #75, #44
Argay Park, NE 141st & Failing St    10am-1pm, Mon only. No lunch served. #22, #21
Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N Foss Ave 11:30am-1:30pm, Lunch: Noon #4, #35
Columbia Park, N Lombard & Woolsey Ave 11am-4pm, Lunch: Noon #75
Eastgate Station Apartments, 100 NE 120th Ave   10am-1pm, Wed & Thurs only. No lunch served. #25, #20, Max Blue
Fernhill Park, NE 37th & Ainsworth St   10am-1pm, Tues only. No lunch served. #75, #72
Grant Park, NE 33rd & US Grant Place 11am-3pm, Mon & Wed only. No lunch served. #70
Kenton Park, 8417 N Brandon Ave 11am-4pm, Lunch: Noon #4
Khunamokwst Park, NE 52nd & Alberta St 11am-3pm, Lunch: 12:30pm #75, #71
Dawson Park, N Stanton St & Williams Ave Lunch only: Noon #4, #24, #44
McCoy Park, N Fiske & Fessenden St 10am-6pm, Lunch: Noon #4
Melrose Apartments, 4497 NE 133rd Ave  2pm-5pm, Wed & Fri only. No lunch served. #21, #22
Montavilla Park, NE 82nd & Glisan St      10am-4pm, Lunch: Noon #72, #19
Ortiz Community Center, 6736 NE Killingsworth   10:30am-1:30pm, Lunch: Noon #72
Peninsula Park, N Albina & Rosa Parks Way   10am-6pm, Lunch: Noon #44, #4
Senn's Dairy Park, NE 112th Ave 2pm-5pm, Monday only
10am-1pm, Friday only
No lunch served.
#87, #71, #22 Max Red
St Johns Park, N Central & Chicago Ave     10am-4pm, Lunch: Noon #4
Unthank Park, 510 N Shaver St   3pm-7pm, Dinner: 5pm #44, #4, #24
Wellington Park, NE 66th & Mason St  11am-3pm, Lunch: Noon #71, #24
Wilkes Park, 3655 NE 154th Ave   10am-1pm, Wed only. No lunch served. #21, #23
Woodlawn Park, NE 13th & Dekum St  10am-2pm, Lunch: 11:30am #8, #75
Holly Farm Park, 10819 SW Capitol Hwy 11am-3pm, Lunch: Noon #44
Jamison Square, 810 NW 11th Ave 10am-1pm, Thurs only. No lunch served. #77
Pendleton Park, SW 55th & Iowa St 11am-3pm, Mon & Wed only. No lunch served. #1
Stephens Creek Crossing, 6715 SW 26th Ave  10am-4pm, Lunch: 12:30pm   #44
Wallace Park, NW 25th & Raleigh St 11am-3pm, Tue & Thurs only. No lunch served. #15, #18
Arbor Glen Apartments, 2609 SE 145th Ave    11am-3pm, Lunch: 12:30pm
June 20-Sept 2
Bellrose Station Apartments, 7911 SE 92nd Ave 11am-3pm, Lunch: Noon #19, Max Green
Brooklyn Park, SE 10th & Haig St 11am-7pm, Lunch: 12:30pm  #19, #9
Creston Park, SE 44th & Powell Blvd    11am-4pm, Lunch: Noon #9
Essex Park, SE 79th & Center St         10am-4pm, Lunch: Noon #9, #72
Gilbert Heights Park, SE 130th & Boise St 2pm-5pm, Mon & 10am-1pm, Tues no lunch served. #17
Glenfair Park, NE 154th & Couch Ct 10am-1pm, Monday only. No lunch served. #25
Harrison Park, SE 84th & Harrison St           11am-3pm, Lunch: Noon   #72, #4
Laurelhurst Park, SE Cesar E. Chavez & Stark St 11am-3pm, Tue & Thu only. No lunch served. #20, # 75
Lents Park, SE 92nd & Holgate Blvd 10am-4pm, Lunch: Noon   #17, #72, Max Green
Lincoln Park, SE 135th & Mill St      10am-3pm, Lunch: 12:30pm
June 20-Sept 2
#4, #71
Mill Park, SE 117th & Mill Ct 2pm-5pm, Thurs only. No lunch served. #71
Mt Scott Park, SE 72nd & Harold St  10am-5pm,  Lunch: Noon  #14, #72
Parklane Park, SE 155th & Main St    2-5pm, Wed only. No lunch served. #20
Raymond Park, SE 118th & Raymond St      11am-3pm,  Lunch: Noon
June 20-Sept 2
SE 150th Ave & Division St   10am-1pm, Fri only. No lunch served. #4
Ventura Park, SE 115th & Stark St     11am-3pm, Lunch: Noon
June 20-Sept 2
West Powellhurst Park, SE 115th & Division St  2pm-5pm, Tue & Fri only. No lunch served. #71, #4
Woodstock Park, SE 47th & Steele St 2pm-5pm, Tues only. No lunch served.  #10, #19

All Summer Free For All events are FREE!

  • All dogs must be on a leash.
  • All parks and natural areas are smoke and tobacco free zones.
  • ADA & photo policy
Accessible – Individuals may enter and exit the site, and enjoy movies and concerts from a paved pathway, unless otherwise noted.
Free Federal Lunch or Dinner for youth only, age 18 and under. Serving times and days are listed on the table above.
Playgrounds on Wheels – vans travel daily from site to site bringing playground fun to kids. Days and times listed in table above.

Interested in the Summer Playgrounds & Lunch program?
Jamison Holtz, Program Specialist
503-964-1240   |

Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Shelly Hunter, Development Manager
503-823-4131  |