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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

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 Field Conditions

NOTICE: All athletic fields will be CLOSED on Wednesday February 21st due to inclement weather.

For information on field conditions and rain-outs please call 503-823-1637. Score reporting call 503-823-0203. Rain-outs are determined by 3:30 PM on weekdays, and 1:30 PM on Sundays.

For Portland Metro Adult League you may also go to Portland Metro Softball Association for info on softball rain-outs.

Athletic Fields
Shawn Lindsey Parks Athletic Field Maintenance Supervisor 503-823-1621 
Chad Hoyt Delta Park Lead 503-823-3130 
FAX   503-823-9297
Sports
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 2018

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Athletic Field Rental Application

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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.

SPRING/SUMMER FALL WINTER
Lacrosse (Primary)
February-May
Football (Primary)
August 16-November
Basketball (Primary)
November-March
Rugby - Youth (Primary)
February-May
Rugby - Adult (Primary)
August-November
Soccer - Youth (Primary)
(artificial turf)
December-January
Baseball - Youth (Primary)
March-July
Soccer - Youth/Adult (Primary)
August 16-November
 
Softball - Youth (Primary)
March-July
 Cross Country (Primary)
September-October
 
Soccer - Youth (Secondary)
April-May
   
Ultimate Frisbee (Primary)
April-June
   
Softball - Adult (Primary)
April-August 15
   
Baseball - Adult (Primary)
April-August 15
   
Volleyball
June-August
   

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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