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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

UPDATES AND CLOSURES - Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Updated on Tuesday, February 20, at 12:27PM

  • All PP&R swim pools will CLOSE at 1:00PM
  • All PP&R Community Centers, including Multnomah Arts Center, Community Music Center, and Laurelhurst Dance Center will CLOSE at 2:00PM - afternoon preschool classes are CANCELLED
  • The road to Powell Butte Nature Park - CLOSED
  • The road to Mt. Tabor Park summit - CLOSED
  • Centennial SUN Community School - CLOSED
  • SUN Community Schools operated by PP&R will CLOSE 2 hours early, no PM activities.
  • Goldenball Practices - CANCELLED
  • All permitted games/events on PP&R sports and athletic fields are CANCELLED

Washington Park roads and venue closures;

  • SW Kingston Drive - CLOSED
  • SW Rose Garden Way - CLOSED
  • SW Pittock Drive - CLOSED
  • SW Washington Way - CLOSED
  • SW Lewis & Clark Drive  - CLOSED
  • SW Knights Blvd - intermittent closures for crews to clear
  • Portland Japanese Garden - CLOSED
  • Oregon Zoo - CLOSED



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.