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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Inclement Weather Policy and Closures


Due to saturated fields and continued wet conditions, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)'s Sports Management division has determined a protocol for Friday, March 23, 2018 through Sunday, March 25, 2018. If on-site conditions permit, only games – not practices – will be permitted on PP&R's baseball and softball fields and grass athletic fields (for soccer, football, etc.) for practices and games for this time period. This decision is made with athletes’ safety as the primary concern, and to preserve and protect the fields for the coming peak months of use.

Per the permits granted to field users, players are responsible for checking field conditions upon arrival. If field conditions are obviously poor, such as standing water, excessive mud, and/or if a player steps onto grass and sinks down a half-inch or more, the game must be called off. The ongoing rains impact different fields citywide to varying degrees. All athletic fields with synthetic turf (such as those at Lents Park, Grant Park, Delta Park, Duniway Park), remain open for use.

We appreciate Portlanders’ patience, and hope spring break proves to be a fun – and dry – week of enjoyment.



PP&R classes, activities, rentals, and sports events may be canceled due to inclement weather, such as ice, snow, or extreme heat. Check with your PP&R facility for the most current information via phone or online at Some recreation programs may run as conditions and staff availability allow. Safety is a major factor in determining operations at each PP&R facility. PP&R facilities, our social media outlets, and our website will all feature operating information including opening and closing times. 


  • As time permits -- closures, delays, or detours on trails are posted on the Trail Closures and Delays 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.

Trail Closures and Delays

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, delays, or detours.

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.