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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


  • 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.


  • 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 (PortlandParkroseDavid 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.


  • 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.