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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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Introducing Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park, the first Portland park named after a Black woman

The newly developed Verdell Rutherford Park in outer east Portland used to be named after Patrick Lynch

PP&R will provide Free Lunch + Play programs in Summer 2020

Concerts in the Park, Movies in the Park, Washington Park Summer Festival, Portland World Soccer Tournament are canceled this summer.

Portland Parks & Recreation’s commitment to sustainability continues

Energy and water efficiencies implemented at nine park sites

Commissioner Nick Fish passes away

Our thoughts and condolences are with Commissioner Fish's family and friends.

Mayor Wheeler Announces Plans to Keep Columbia Pool in North Portland Open Through June 2021

Mayor Ted Wheeler announced he will include funding for Columbia Pool in his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

PP&R recruiting High School Freshman Students for EAGLE Caddie Program

Opportunities for Summer Employment and a full College Scholarship

PP&R Urges Physical Distancing, other Health Directives to be Followed

April 7, 2020 update - please help stop the spread of COVID-19

PP&R opens new Bond-funded bridge on Springwater Corridor

New bridge at SE 45th Avenue opens Wednesday, January 15, 2020

PP&R announces the new Glenhaven Park Community Garden

Grand opening celebration on Saturday, February 29, 2020

POSTPONED - 2020 Portlanders STAND with Refugees & Immigrants

A free evening of multicultural music and dancing; open to all