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Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Join the PP&R Aquatics team—now hiring lifeguards, swim instructors

Immediate openings for positions, citywide; speakers of multiple languages encouraged to apply

Luuwit View Park Now Open in NE Portland

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

INDYCAR returns to the Rose City

Green Savoree Racing Promotions, INDYCAR, and Portland Parks & Recreation announce 2018 race at Portland International Raceway

PP&R's Som Subedi named 2017 Park Champion of the Year

Portland Parks & Recreation recognized at 2017 NRPA Annual Conference in New Orleans

PP&R and Under Armour celebrate new soccer field at Lents Park

Under Armour funded entire project; new playground coming soon also, thanks to the Parks Replacement Bond

Join the Walk with Refugees and Immigrants, Sunday, August 20

The event aims to celebrate Portland’s compassionate, generous and welcoming spirit towards refugees & immigrants.

PP&R closes outdoor pools for August 3 and 4; some day camps canceled

Closures, cancelations, other weather/air quality impacts for Thursday, August 3, 2017 and beyond

Stay cool for FREE at several PP&R community centers

Select centers and hours only. See list. PP&R also offers swimming pools, park fountains and splash pads, Poet’s Beach on the Willamette

HEAT WAVE - PP&R pools, community centers, fountains, splash pads, and more!

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.

PP&R Director Mike Abbaté named to NRPA Board of Directors

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to parks and recreation nationwide.

Colwood Golf Center Grand Reopening July 30, 2017

Join PP&R and KemperSports to celebrate the new Colwood Golf Center, a public golf facility and course.

Join the First Splash at Poet’s Beach on July 13; see the Mayor swim!

Portland's first downtown river swimming beach opens

PP&R, Comcast, present the 2017 Summer Free For All Field Day Celebration Kickoff

Free Lunch + Play program expects to distribute more than 110,000 free lunches to Portland youth

PP&R opens 52nd Portland Community Garden

Kingsley Community Garden becomes Portland’s 52nd Site for Growing Healthy, Local, Fresh Food

PP&R Outdoor Pools open for summer swimming starting Tuesday, June 20

FREE Learn to Swim Lessons are next week- sign up in-person only

PP&R and Leave No Trace present a FREE community event in Forest Park on Friday, June 23

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.

New Lents Park turf soccer field open for year-round use

The new Lents Park turf athletic field is available for drop-in play or to be reserved for league/rental use.

Duniway Park and track now reopen for 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 playing fields back open for all uses

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.

Centennial School District, PP&R, plan Portland’s newest Community Garden

The garden, at Lynch Wood Elementary School, is expected to be complete in the autumn of 2017

Argay Park Tennis Court Restoration starts in June 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

Playing Field Conditions Update for May 1

Fields east of the Willamette River now open for both practices AND games

Portland Parks & Recreation presents New Year in the Park 2017

Third annual celebration of Cambodian, Thai, Laotian and Burmese cultures

Washington Park FREE shuttle starts Saturday, April 1, for 2017 peak season

The FREE Washington Park shuttle service is back for spring and summer 2017

Eastbank Esplanade REOPENED

PP&R temporarily closed the floating portion of the Eastbank Esplanade due to extremely high Willamette River water levels.

PP&R presents Arbor Day 2017 on Saturday, April 22

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.

PP&R presents a free community event - Portlanders Stand with Refugees & Immigrants

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.

PP&R invites comments on Washington Park Master Plan

Make your mark on the future of Washington Park! Share your opinions on potential concepts to shape the park over the coming decades.

Los jardineros comunitarios multiculturales crean espacio de crecer comida para el programa “Produce for People”

El programa de los Huertos comunitarios de Portland dona más de 31,000 libras de comida a organizaciones locales de ayuda contra el hambre

Multicultural Community Gardeners Create Produce for People Growing Space

Portland Community Gardens program donates over 31,000 pounds of food to local hunger relief agencies

Parks Bond Project enhances accessibility at PP&R's International Rose Test Garden

100 years of roses! World-famous garden celebrates centennial in 2017, events planned

Washington Park's free shuttle carried over 120,000 riders in 2016

Ridership increased 40% since start of shuttle service

Ramiro Villalvazo joins PP&R as Assets & Development Division Manager

Veteran public servant brings 35 years of experience to Portland.

Pioneer Courthouse Square renovations begin January 30

Join us for a public celebration at 12pm on Monday, February 6, to kick off the largest Parks Replacement Bond project.