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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Portland Parks Board

The Portland Parks Board, established in 2001, serves to ensure that the vision and recommendations of the Parks 2020 Vision are at the forefront of discussions about park and recreation issues, and trends over time and in all areas of the city. This Board also advocates for parks on a city and regional basis to ensure that parks, natural areas, open spaces, and recreation facilities are advanced in planning and design. The Parks Board provides a forum for public discussion and decision-making about park issues, bringing a citywide and long-term perspective to neighborhood-based issues.

The Parks Board typically meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Meetings are open to the public and are generally held in the Portland Building, 2nd floor, Room B, 8:00-9:30 AM.

To confirm meeting time, location or agenda, or to contact the Parks Board, please contact Georgia West at 503-823-5135.


Board Members

  • Patricia Frobes, Chair
  • Kendall Clawson, Vice Chair
  • Paul Agrimis
  • Tonya Booker
  • Michelle Dedeo
  • Aubré Dickson
  • Jenny Glass
  • Ian Jaquiss
  • Joseph O’Leary
  • Jim Owens
  • Gladys Ruiz
  • Judy BlueHorse Skelton
  • Kathy Fong Stephens
  • Christa Stout
  • Paddy Tillett

Ex Officio: Jeff Anderson, Meryl Redisch


Affirmation of Equity Statement

Adopted July 6, 2011; Updated May 7, 2014

RVNA Process - A letter to Commissioners Fritz and Fish

A letter from the Portland Parks Board to Commissioners Fritz and Fish on the Riverview Natural Area decision making process.

Parks Board Survey

A list of topics for future Parks Board consideration