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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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1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1302
Portland, Oregon 97204

503-823-PLAY (7529)

Elizabeth Kennedy-Wong, Community Engagement Manager

Amy Archer-Masters, Finance Manager

503-823-5107

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Budget Process

The Portland Parks & Recreation Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) is comprised of community members, PP&R supporters, neighborhood and underserved community coalition members, and labor partners. The BAC represents a wide variety of interests from stakeholders across the city.


Portland Parks & Recreation’s Budget Process

The City of Portland develops an annual budget. That means, every year, every bureau works with their Commissioner’s Office to develop a Requested Budget that is submitted to the City Budget Office and the Mayor. Then, the Mayor develops his Proposed Budget for the entire City of Portland and works with the City Council, all bureaus and the community to finalize the budget. The City Council formally adopts the budget in June.

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) begins its budget process in October, almost eight months before the budget is adopted.The PP&R budget process goes from about October through January when we submit our Requested Budget to the Budget Office.  

Parks uses several points of information to develop our Requested Budget. These include:

  • Mayoral direction
  • Staff input from managers, technicians, line and program staff
  • Budget Advisory Committee - Parks Board, Neighborhood Coalition representatives, labor representatives, community members and representatives from culturally-specific community-based organizations.
  • Public input 
  • Listening sessions targeted outreach to community groups, communities of color and immigrants and refugees

With the guidance of each of these points of information, parks staff, the Director and Commissioner of Portland Parks & Recreation develop the Requested Budget FY 2018-19.