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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Athletic Fields and Permits

For field related closures and playability due to rainy weather, please click here.

Portland Parks & Recreation maintains a variety of sports fields - soccer, football, baseball, and softball - throughout the city. PP&R also issues permits for Portland Public School District fields. Applications for field permits are processed and issued continually throughout the year. Call the Customer Service Center at 503-823-2525 for more info.

Athletic Fields
Shawn Lindsey Parks Athletic Field Maintenance Supervisor 503-823-1621
Chad Hoyt Delta Park Lead 503-823-3130
FAX  503-823-9297
Karen Aker Sports Management Supervisor 503-823-5125
Ron Boley Delta Complex Manager 503-823-3112
Angie Pickron Office Adinistration Assistant 503-823-1656
Jennifer Rounseville Sports Recreation Coordinator 503-823-5124
Blaine Rethmeier Sports Recreation Coordinator 503-823-5126
FAX 503-823-1655

Athletic Field Permit Fees

PP&R recognizes its responsibility to provide athletic field facilities for use by a variety of sports at many levels of competition. PP&R subsidizes use of city athletic fields to provide lower cost access to its residents. Portland City Council policy calls for a tiered subsidy for city residents based on need, and full cost recovery for other groups. To that end, additional fees will be included on the following specific athletic field uses: commercial, non-resident, and secondary season use.

The number of sport leagues requesting use of Portland athletic fields has increased exponentially in the past ten years. Primary and Secondary Season designations allow PP&R to focus on sports during their primary season by helping to manage overall costs. Secondary season fees have been added to assist in recovering the costs of maintaining fields beyond primary season play.

If you have questions regarding these fees and how they may affect you, your league or sport, please use this online comment form.

Athletic Field Conditions

Athletic Field Guidelines and Permit Fees 2019 (PDF)

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Athletic Field Rental Application 2019

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Athletic Facility Allocation Guidelines

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Seasonal Field Conversion Schedule

PP&R maintains more than 300 athletic fields and courts. The majority of these fields are converted from one sport to another seasonally. The field conversion dates are Fall/August 15, and Spring/March 1. This means that goal posts and field lining for the recognized in-season sport will be put in place. Since these fields are heavily used, it is important that users help protect this resource. Please do your part by respecting permitted use and staying off the fields when they are too wet; this will ensure player safety and avoid damage to the fields.

Lacrosse (Primary)
Football (Primary)
August 16-November
Basketball (Primary)
Rugby - Youth (Primary)
Rugby - Adult (Primary)
Soccer - Youth (Primary)
(artificial turf)
Baseball - Youth (Primary)
Soccer - Youth/Adult (Primary)
August 16-November
Softball - Youth (Primary)
 Cross Country (Primary)
Soccer - Youth (Secondary)
Ultimate Frisbee (Primary)
Softball - Adult (Primary)
April-August 15
Baseball - Adult (Primary)
April-August 15

When submitting a field request, please include the following information:

  • League name/sport type
  • Indicate if the field request is for Youth/Adult, practice, or games
  • Field(s) requested
  • Day(s) and time - example: M/W/F, 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Start date/end date - example: August 15-November 25
  • Current contact information: name, address, zip code, home/work/cell/fax numbers, and email address.

In addition to the primary sport season, PP&R issues permits based on the following priorities:

  • Programs sponsored by Portland Parks & Recreation
  • Games and practices sponsored by Portland Public Schools
  • Other reciprocating youth agencies
  • Additional users based on field availability

Portable Restroom Opt-Out Form

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