News and Media Releases
Nearly 1000 Portland households gain access to a park for the first time; Portland Parks & Recreation invites all to the Grand Opening of Portland’s newest park on Saturday, October 21
Green Savoree Racing Promotions, INDYCAR, and Portland Parks & Recreation announce 2018 race at Portland International Raceway
Portland Parks & Recreation recognized at 2017 NRPA Annual Conference in New Orleans
Under Armour funded entire project; new playground coming soon also, thanks to the Parks Replacement Bond
The event aims to celebrate Portland’s compassionate, generous and welcoming spirit towards refugees & immigrants.
Closures, cancelations, other weather/air quality impacts for Thursday, August 3, 2017 and beyond
Select centers and hours only. See list. PP&R also offers swimming pools, park fountains and splash pads, Poet’s Beach on the Willamette
This week, Portland is expecting record-breaking heat. Safety is the top priority of Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R), and we make every effort to keep our classes, camps, and activities running safely during the heat. Read on for details, info, and safety tips.
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to parks and recreation nationwide.
Join PP&R and KemperSports to celebrate the new Colwood Golf Center, a public golf facility and course.
Portland's first downtown river swimming beach opens
Free Lunch + Play program expects to distribute more than 110,000 free lunches to Portland youth
Kingsley Community Garden becomes Portland’s 52nd Site for Growing Healthy, Local, Fresh Food
FREE Learn to Swim Lessons are next week- sign up in-person only
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is partnering with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics to host a community event and other educational activities the week of June 19-26, 2017.
The new Lents Park turf athletic field is available for drop-in play or to be reserved for league/rental use.
Duniway Park now has a new turf athletic field, available for year-round use, and a new track with new lighting (at runner level, rather than big stadium lights) to enhance use after dark.
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) announces that all grass playing fields (for sports such as soccer, lacrosse, etc.) as well as baseball and softball fields citywide are now open for all permitted games, practices, and drop-in play as of Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
The garden, at Lynch Wood Elementary School, is expected to be complete in the autumn of 2017
Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond, construction will begin in June to restore all four existing tennis courts at Argay Park, NE 141st Avenue and Failing Street
Fields east of the Willamette River now open for both practices AND games
Third annual celebration of Cambodian, Thai, Laotian and Burmese cultures
The FREE Washington Park shuttle service is back for spring and summer 2017
PP&R temporarily closed the floating portion of the Eastbank Esplanade due to extremely high Willamette River water levels.
Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry is proud to present Portland’s annual Arbor Day Festival on Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 10am-3pm at Mt. Scott Park in southeast Portland.
An evening of multicultural music and dancing, an opportunity to honor organizations and individuals who have welcomed new Portlanders, a chance to show support for the refugee and immigrant community.
Make your mark on the future of Washington Park! Share your opinions on potential concepts to shape the park over the coming decades.
El programa de los Huertos comunitarios de Portland dona más de 31,000 libras de comida a organizaciones locales de ayuda contra el hambre
Portland Community Gardens program donates over 31,000 pounds of food to local hunger relief agencies
100 years of roses! World-famous garden celebrates centennial in 2017, events planned
Ridership increased 40% since start of shuttle service
Veteran public servant brings 35 years of experience to Portland.
Join us for a public celebration at 12pm on Monday, February 6, to kick off the largest Parks Replacement Bond project.
Book your wedding in a PP&R park for 2017 dates; in-person registrations get priority
System Development Charges, Metro grant, and private donations via Friends of Gateway Green help new east Portland park become reality
PP&R pools offer extra family swims and open play swims when school is out during winter break!
Metro grant, System Development Charges to fund key projects, build on PDC’s previous investment and private donations
Please visit portlandoregon.gov/parks/weather for updated closures and/or call your pool or community center before you leave your home.
PBOT and PP&R combined have received reports of around 260 distinct locations impacted by downed tree issues since the winter blast began last week.
System Development Charges from development revenue go towards realizing SE Portland park’s vision
Enter for a free fowl this fall from Portland Parks & Recreation!
One of largest inventories of city trees in the U.S. will help guide Portland’s urban forestry management.
Sustained rains and wet conditions across the city have left many PP&R athletic fields with standing water, mud, slippery turf, and other poor conditions that may impact athletes' safety.
Portland Parks & Recreation’s Matt Dishman Pool Reopening Celebration on October 21
The citywide closure did not impact synthetic turf fields, which are designed for all-weather play.
Portlander and Golf Professional to help oversee six top public courses
Community volunteer efforts citywide to remove invasive species on Saturday, October 29, 2016
Newest city park to serve more than 400 families without current access to parks; to be built by a unique public/private partnership
Held in conjunction with Sunday Parkways
1,000 volunteers, nearly $12,000 in micro-grants, 58 park projects to be completed
Join Portland Parks & Recreation at Glenhaven Park for food cart vendors, games, live music and a movie in the park!
Kelley Point Park - visitors urged to stay out of the water for safety
National Eating Disorders Association walk on Sept 17, 2016
Activities in place now; community celebration set for Thursday, September 15
Portland Parks & Recreation installing additional and larger “No Swimming” signs
Accessibility improvements to assist neighbors, other future improvements possible
Pools, Splash Pads, Hot Weather Tips
Bureau issues first Annual Report for the 2014 Parks Replacement Bond
Renovations complete on first Parks Replacement Bond project
All results from Charles Jordan Community Center test far below actionable levels
Bureau to continue to review materials, documentation, and chronology
Summer Free For All kicks off with check presentations from Comcast, Bank of America, other valued sponsors and helps bring Portland families free summer movies, concerts and more !
On Sunday, June 5, Portland Parks & Recreation sent out a press release regarding voluntary testing of water at some of its facilities as well as information on past elevated lead results at one facility, Multnomah Arts Center (MAC).
PIR offering on-track opportunities, displays, pro drivers and more
Portland Pickles’ partnership results in stadium improvements which all Portlanders can enjoy
Community conversation on lead concerns prompts review of past water tests; updating of safety protocols; some interim precautionary measures at three priority sites
Celebration of Portland’s new neighborhood jewel, starting construction in east Portland
Portland Parks & Recreation Pools are getting ready for summer!
Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz dedicates more System Development Charges to enhance 25 acre park in east Portland
Public/private partnership helps bring Portland free summer movies, concerts and more
Multicultural food, music, dancing and much more, part of Portland Sunday Parkways
Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland Development Commission and partners welcome all to the Gateway Discovery Park Groundbreaking- a celebration of Portland’s newest park, starting construction in east Portland
A Celebration of Southeast Asian Cultures
Construction is now underway to replace the mechanical systems (which date to the 1920s and 1940s, see photo) and improve accessibility at Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)’s Grant Pool. PP&R expects to reopen the pool in early August 2016, and hopefully even sooner.
Due to the continued effects of recent heavy rains, many Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) grass athletic fields and ballfields will remain closed through at least Friday, April 1, 2016.
Portland Parks & Recreation EAGLE Program, Evans Scholarships send three to University of Oregon
Grand opening is Saturday, May 16, 11am-3pm.
See www.Facebook.com/PortlandParks for photos of the new park!
10,000 Visitors to Mt Tabor Park Visitor Center
Six Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) employees, along with new Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz and several community partners, will be honored with 2013 We Are Portland Awards from the City’s Office of Equity and Human Rights.
Hot, Dry Weather Can Stress Recently Planted Trees
Pools, Splash Pads, Hot Weather Tips from PP&R
Good news, and just in time for Arbor Month!
Project to Restore Salmon Runs, Plant Hundreds of Native Trees and Plants, Enhance Recreation
Portland Parks & Recreation Featured in National Register of Historic Places
Community Celebration for Oaks Bottom Bluff Trail Dedication!
PP&R Announces Newest Community Garden
Donations Welcomed to Help with Centennial Projects
Enhancing Park Service East of I-205
An inspiring story, and more proof that you're never too old to be active!
Need a place to play on MLK Day? Here's the way!
Broadmoor Property offers 54 New Protected Acres for Wildlife