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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

The Future of Our Park System

Parks, natural areas, playgrounds, and community centers are integral to the city’s quality of life - they are places to unplug from technology, revered lands passed down from generation to generation, and an important source of low-cost, healthy activity and recreation.

Over the last century, Portlanders have preserved and built our incredible park system through a series of legacy investments. Historically, voters have committed to a bond or levy about every nine years. The last bond was passed by the community in 2014, focusing on critical repairs to the system.  Find out more here.

Below is a visual history of how our system has grown. Click the center arrow to begin the movie and watch Portland's parks and natural areas grow through the years.