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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Are there any park rules I need to know?

Parks are open to everyone to enjoy. There are some basic rules to ensure a good experience for all users. Most parks are open 5:00 AM to midnight. Hours are listed on park entrance signs. Restroom hours are limited generally to the daytime during the warmer weather months. Dogs are welcome on leash and owners are responsible for picking up waste left by their dogs. Alcohol is not allowed on park property unless you have applied for and received a permit from the PP&R Customer Service Center for an event, such as a group picnic. Garbage must be put in garbage cans or packed out. Picnic areas and sports fields may be reserved (permitted) for a fee, and those with a permit get priority access to the site.