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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, 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.