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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Inclement Weather Policy and Closures

Keller Fountain at SW 3rd Avenue and Clay Street


Please note: We recommend that you check in with your community centers for the latest information about individual registered programs and activities. Some recreation programs may run as conditions and instructor availability allow. Decisions to operate on a specific site basis are made when it is determined that all programs may operate safely.


Portland is home to more than 152 miles of completed regional trails laced together, connecting people to each other and to the natural beauty of our city. Click here for up-to-date trail closures and detours.



  • Listen for your local public school closures or late start information on the radio, television, or online news feed. 
  • Follow Portland Parks & Recreation on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute information.


  • If Portland area public school districts (Portland, Parkrose, David Douglas, Reynolds, and Centennial) are on a late start because of weather conditions, all morning Portland Parks & Recreation classes and activities in those same school districts are cancelled.
  • If Portland area public school districts (PortlandParkrose, David DouglasReynolds, and Centennial) are closed because of weather conditions, Portland Parks & Recreation classes and activities in those same school districts are cancelled.
  • Some community centers and pools may be open for drop-in activities. Call the specific facility for information and opening/closing times.
  • If inclement weather is forecast on weekends or holidays, call the Portland Parks & Recreation facility or program for operating hours and activity cancellations.


  • As time permits -- closures, delays or detours on trails are posted on the Trail Closures page and also posted to Twitter and Facebook.
  • Never walk on frozen ponds or other water features. You never know how thick the ice is or how deep the water is below.
  • In cold temperatures, 'black ice' can easily be disguised when left behind by melting snow or rain. People traveling by bike or on foot should use caution and be safe.

Report a Tree Issues on Public Land

If you see a downed tree or large limb (not small branches), call 503-823-TREE (8733). Urban Forestry crews are working on biggest impacts first, as well as mitigating safety issues before clearing debris.