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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

Inclement Weather Policy and Closures

Glenhaven Park January 12, 2017

 Photo of Glenhaven Park, Thursday morning, January 12, 2017. Courtesy of Abbe MacFarlane

CLOSURES

Please note: We recommend that you check in with your community centers for the latest information about individual registered programs and activities. Some recreation programs may run as conditions and instructor availability allow. Decisions to operate on a specific site basis are made when it is determined that all programs may operate safely.


Updated January 17, 2017, 10:00pm

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18, 2017

All PP&R community centers and pools will be open and operating on normal schedules on Wednesday, January 18.  Thank you for your patience during this unusual weather experience.  

Urban Forestry crews continue to work hard to clear trees and large limbs.
To report a new tree issue on public lands: If you see a downed tree or LARGE limb (not smaller branches), call 503-823-TREE (8733). All emergencies will be addressed in time, but due to numbers this may take weeks. Urban Forestry crews are working on biggest impacts first, as well as mitigating safety issues before clearing debris.


TRAIL CLOSURES

Portland is home to more than 152 miles of completed regional trails laced together, connecting people to each other and to the natural beauty of our city. Click here for up-to-date trail closures and detours.


INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

WHERE TO FIND CLOSURE INFORMATION

  • Listen for your local public school closures or late start information on the radio, television, or online news feed. 
  • Follow Portland Parks & Recreation on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute information.

CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES

  • If Portland area public school districts (Portland, Parkrose, David Douglas, Reynolds, and Centennial) are on a late start because of weather conditions, all morning Portland Parks & Recreation classes and activities in those same school districts are cancelled.
  • If Portland area public school districts (PortlandParkrose, David DouglasReynolds, and Centennial) are closed because of weather conditions, Portland Parks & Recreation classes and activities in those same school districts are cancelled.
  • Some community centers and pools may be open for drop-in activities. Call the specific facility for information and opening/closing times.
  • If inclement weather is forecast on weekends or holidays, call the Portland Parks & Recreation facility or program for operating hours and activity cancellations.

 PARKS, NATURAL AREAS, TRAILS

  • As time permits -- closures, delays or detours on trails are posted on the Trail Closures page and also posted to Twitter and Facebook.
  • Never walk on frozen ponds or other water features. You never know how thick the ice is or how deep the water is below.
  • In cold temperatures, 'black ice' can easily be disguised when left behind by melting snow or rain. People traveling by bike or on foot should use caution and be safe.