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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204


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

503-823-PLAY (7529)

Chariti Montez, Program Supervisor


Jamison Holtz, Program Specialist


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Free Lunch + Play

Summer Free For All - Summer Playgrounds + Lunch

57% of young Portlanders qualify for free or reduced-price lunch during the school year. 
Without school lunches, summer becomes the time when nearly 50,000 Portland children face hunger daily. The Free Lunch + Play program supports families by offering nutritious meals and recreational activities during the summer recess.

Working alongside community partners, Portland Public Schools, David Douglas, and Centennial School Districts, PP&R coordinates the Free Lunch + Play program to ensure that it meets the changing needs in our community. PP&R and its partners are constantly innovating. Our “mobile playground program” brings recreation to children at apartment complexes in neighborhoods where parks and playgrounds don’t exist.

Producing these special events is possible with the help of lasting partnerships with neighborhood associations and community members like you!

Summer Free For All events are free!

  • Mobile Lunch and Play  MOBILE LUNCH AND PLAY - Vans travel daily from site to site bringing free lunch and play to kids!
  • Music Activities  MUSIC ACTIVITIES - In partnership with Community Music Center, Young Gifted & Brown, Piano. Push. Play., and the Rosewood Initiative. See the full schedule at
  • TriMet MAX light rail service lines  TRIMET MAX light rail service lines. TriMet MAX light rail service line REDTriMet MAX light rail service line ORANGETriMet MAX light rail service line YELLOWTriMet MAX light rail service line GREENTriMet MAX light rail service line BLUE
  • ADA Accessible  ADA Accessible – Individuals may enter and exit the site using paved pathways.
  • Important Park Rule  All dogs must be on a leash.
  • Important Park Rule  All parks and natural areas are smoke and tobacco free zones.

Interested in becoming a sponsor over $5,000?
Kellie Torres, Development Manager
503-823-5589  |

Interested in becoming a neighborhood sponsor?
Jamison Holtz, Program Specialist
503-964-1240   |

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