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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Free Lunch + Play

Summer Free For All - Summer Playgrounds + Lunch

Free Lunch + Play Sponsors

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, Reynolds, Parkrose, 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 play" 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!

Monday - Friday    |   11:00am - 3:00pm

Plus special activities like free food markets, music lessons, reading, and more! 

No programs on July 4 and 5.
ADA Accessible ADA Accessible—Individuals may enter and exit the site using paved pathways. 
TriMet MAX Light Rail Service Lines TriMet MAX Lightrail - Red LineTriMet MAX Lightrail - Orange LineTriMet MAX Lightrail - Yellow LineTriMet MAX Lightrail - Green Line


Location Dates  Lunch Transit Details
Columbia Park
N Woolsey Avenue and Winchell Street
June 17–August 21 12PM-1PM 4, 35, 44, 75  ADA Accessible
Dawson Park
N Stanton Street and Vancouver Avenue
June 17–August 21 12PM-1PM 4, 44  ADA Accessible
Kenton Park
N Delaware Avenue and Kilpatrick Street
June 17–August 21 12PM-1PM 4, 44, TriMet MAX Lightrail - Yellow Line  ADA Accessible
McCoy Park
N Newman Avenue and Newark Street
June 17–August 21 12PM-1PM 4, 35  ADA Accessible
Peninsula Park
700 N Rosa Parks Way
June 17–August 21 12PM-1PM 4, 6, 44  ADA Accessible
St. Johns Park
8427 N Central Street
June 17–August 21 12PM-1PM 4, 44  ADA Accessible


Location Dates Lunch Transit Details
Alberta Park
NE 19th Avenue and Jarrett Street
June 17–August 21 12PM-1PM 8, 17, 72  ADA Accessible
Cully Park
5810 NE 72nd Avenue
June 17–August 21 12PM-1PM 72  ADA Accessible
Khunamokwst Park
5200 NE Alberta Street
June 17–August 21 12:30PM-1:30PM 71, 72, 75  ADA Accessible
Montavilla Park
NE 82nd Avenue and Glisan Street
June 17–August 21 12PM-1PM 19, 72  ADA Accessible
Wellington Park
NE 66th Avenue and Mason Street
June 17–August 21 12PM-1PM 24, 71  ADA Accessible
Woodlawn Park
NE 13th Avenue and Dekum Street
June 17–August 21 11:30AM-12:00PM 6, 8, 75  ADA Accessible


Location Dates Lunch Transit Details
Gateway Discovery Park
10520 NE Halsey Street
June 18–August 23 11:00AM-11:45AM 73, 77  ADA Accessible
Glenfair Park
NE 154th Avenue and Couch Street
June 17–August 30 12:30PM-1:30PM 20, 25, 74, 77, TriMet MAX Lightrail - Blue Line  ADA Accessible
Lents Park
SE 92nd Avenue and Steele Street
June 17–August 21 12PM-1PM 10, 17, 72, TriMet MAX Lightrail - Green Line  ADA Accessible
Lincoln Park
SE 135th Avenue and Mill Street
June 24–August 23 12:30pm-1pm 4  ADA Accessible
Luuwit View Park
NE 127th and Fremont Street
June 18–August 23 12:30pm-1pm 21, 22, 73  ADA Accessible
Parklane Park
SE Main Street and Millmain Drive
June 17–August 30 12PM-1PM 4, 20  ADA Accessible
Raymond Park
SE 118th Avenue and Liebe Street
June 24–August 23 12PM-12:30PM 10, 17  ADA Accessible
Ventura Park
SE 113th Avenue and Stark Street
June 24–August 23 12PM-12:30PM 20  ADA Accessible
Wilkes Park
NE 154th Avenue and Beech Street
June 17–August 30 12PM-1PM 21, 23  ADA Accessible


Location Dates Lunch Transit Details
Creston Park
SE 43rd Avenue and Rhone Street
June 17–August 21 12PM-1PM 9, 17, 66  ADA Accessible
Essex Park
SE 76th Avenue and Center Street
June 17–August 21 12PM-1PM 9, 17, 72  ADA Accessible
Harrison Park
SE 84th Avenue and Harrison Street
June 17–August 21 12PM-1PM 4, 72  ADA Accessible
Mt. Scott Park
SE 72nd Avenue and Ramona Street
June 17–August 21 12PM-1PM 10, 14, 72  ADA Accessible


Location Dates Lunch Transit Details
Holly Farm Park
10819 SW Capitol Hwy
June 17–August 21 12PM-1PM 44  ADA Accessible
Stephens Creek Crossing
6715 SW 26th Avenue
June 17–August 21 12:30PM-1:30PM 1, 44  ADA Accessible

More Free Lunch + Play with varied days and times

Mobile Play + Lunches

Location Dates Lunch Transit Details
Arbor Glen Apartments
2609 SE 145th Avenue
June 17–August 30
Mondays, Wednesdays
12:30PM-1PM 4, 9 ADA Accessible
Bellrose Station Apartments
7911 SE 92nd Avenue
June 17–August 30
Tuesdays, Fridays
11:30AM-12:30PM 19, 72, TriMet MAX Lightrail - Green Line ADA Accessible
Eastgate Station Apartments
100 NE 120th Avenue
June 17–August 30
Tuesdays, Thursdays
2:30PM-3:30PM 20, 25, 73,TriMet MAX Lightrail - Blue Line  ADA Accessible
Gilbert Heights Park
SE 130th Avenue and Cora Street
June 17–August 30
Wednesdays, Fridays
2:30PM-3:30PM 17  
Mill Park
SE 117th Avenue and Mill Court
June 17–August 30   73  
Mondays, 2PM-5PM 2:30PM-3:30PM
Thursdays, 10AM-1PM 11:30AM-12:30PM

SUN School Lunches

Location Dates Lunch Transit Details
Alice Ott SUN Community School
12500 SE Ramona Street
June 17–August 9 12PM 10, 73 ADA Accessible
Arleta SUN Community School
5109 SE 66th Avenue
June 17–August 16 12PM 10, 14, 17, 71 ADA Accessible
Centennial SUN Community School
17650 SE Brooklyn Street
June 17–August 9 12PM 4, 87 ADA Accessible
Faubion SUN Community School
2930 NE Dekum Street
June 17–August 9 12PM 17, 70, 75 ADA Accessible
Grout SUN Community School
3119 SE Holgate Boulevard
June 24–August 16 12PM 9, 10, 17 ADA Accessible
Lane SUN Community School
7200 SE 60th Avenue
June 17–August 9 12PM 19, 71 ADA Accessible
Parkrose SUN Community School
12003 NE Shaver Street
June 24–August 23 12PM 22, 73 ADA Accessible
Roseway Heights Middle School
7334 NE Siskiyou Street
June 17–August 9 12:30PM 24, 72 ADA Accessible

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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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