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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Picnics, Weddings, Facilities, Events, Rules & Policies

Portland Parks & Recreation has many different venues available for rental. Whether you are planning a wedding, a family or neighborhood event, a company picnic or a sports tournament, we have a site for you!

When planning your event, it is very important to contact the Customer Service Center as early as possible to receive the most current information on the park of your choice. Many parks have unique requirements. Staff can update you on everything from construction schedules and bathroom closures, to noise limitations and application deadlines (some as long as 60 days). We can also direct you to other city, county, and state agencies for additional information, if necessary, as well as provide manuals and guides to aid in planning your special event. For information about permits for large public events (more than 1,000 people), call 503-823-2525.


1134 SW Fifth Ave, Exterior entrance located at 5th & Madison  |  Portland, OR 97204
503-823-2525 (office)  |  503-823-2515 (fax)
Phone in hours are 8:30am to 5:15pm, Monday through Friday
Walk in hours are 8:00am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday


Permitting for picnics opens on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 8:00am.
That includes phone-in, walk-in, fax, and online reservations.
Permitting for weddings opens on Tuesday, January 3, 2017
In Person - we will begin taking reservations at 8:00 am to walk-in customers only.
At 12:00pm on January 3 we will open up reservations to online, phone-in, fax, as well as in-person.
November 1, 2016 begins first right of refusal
December 1, 2016 we begin taking open applications for 2017
The application process for 2018 will begin in October 2017. Call 503-865-2375 for more information or to receive an RFP application.
For a permit to dock your boat along the seawall at Waterfront Park, or the North Breakwater at Riverplace Marina,
call 503-823-2525, Option 6.