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Powell Butte Reservoir 1 Roof Repair Update - September 2022

Read our September e-newsletter to learn more about construction on the reservoir roof at Powell Butte.

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Powell Butte Reservoir 1 Roof Repair Update - July 2022

Read our July e-newsletter to learn more about construction on the reservoir roof at Powell Butte.

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Join the Urban Forestry Commission

Joining the Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) is one of the most effective ways community members can help advocate and care for our city’s urban forest!

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Powell Butte Reservoir 1 Roof Repair Update - June 2022

Read our June e-newsletter to learn more about construction on the reservoir roof at Powell Butte.

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Summer on the Willamette River – weekly water quality testing begins for 10th season

Want to swim, boat, play in the Willamette River? Water quality is good for recreation. A decade of data show low bacteria levels in the Willamette River - well within DEQ guidelines for water recreation. Find out weekly test results all summer long.

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Parks partially addressed wasteful spending

This is a follow-up to our 2020 hotline investigation that found wasteful spending in the Park Ranger Program.

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Portland Urban Forestry Marks 45 Years as Tree City USA

The Arbor Day Foundation has awarded Portland its 45th Tree City USA Award, 25th Growth Award, and 3rd Tree Cities of the World Award. These programs recognize high achievement in municipal tree programs nationally and globally.

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Powell Butte Reservoir 1 Roof Repair Project Update - March 2022 (2nd edition)

Read our March e-newsletter to learn more about construction on the reservoir roof at Powell Butte.

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Powell Butte Reservoir 1 Roof Repair Project Update - March 2022

Read our March e-newsletter to learn more about construction on the reservoir roof at Powell Butte.

Updated Newsletter


Colwood Golf Center wins National Player Development Award

Colwood Golf Center, part of Portland Parks & Recreation, received the 2022 Player Development Award this week from the National Golf Course Owners of Association (NGCOA).

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Completion of Better Naito Forever means the return of PP&R’s world-famous Mill Ends Park

The world-famous Mill Ends Park has moved to a new location as the City completes permanent bike, sidewalk improvements nearby. The park is celebrated internationally for its quirky history and existence.

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PBOT and Lyft announce major BIKETOWN service area expansion

Portland residents and visitors will see a BIKETOWN service area expansion of 25% starting today

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Portland Parks & Recreation offers tree care tips for winter

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)’s Urban Forestry division staff say that the approach of winter is an important time to care for trees in your home and adjacent right-of-way.

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Join PP&R at a family-friendly tree planting kickoff event and Arbor Day celebration

Arts and crafts, hundreds of tree plantings in SE Portland’s Lents Park and neighborhood

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PP&R’s Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC) proposed as a center for Black arts and culture

Feasibility Study for community-led vision moving forward thanks to Parks Local Option Levy.

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Powell Butte Reservoir 1 Roof - October 2021

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Plan ahead for trips to Washington Park—Next phase in reservoir project requires road closure

Visitors to Washington Park, including the Portland Japanese Garden and Portland International Rose Test Garden, should plan for limited parking options in September due to construction near the new reservoir. Easy access to parking is available using Washington Park's free shuttle service.

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Parks improved employment systems but more work remains

Our 2020 Fraud Hotline investigation found that Portland Parks and Recreation rehired the retired City golf courses director but wasted money and broke City rules in the process. This follow-up looks at the progress Parks and Recreation has made to implement recommended changes.

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Free yard trees for all Portlanders continue mission of PP&R’s Urban Forestry

Five yard tree giveaway events begin September 25, 2021, where Portland neighbors can register in advance for free trees for their yard. This is part of Portland Parks & Recreation's mission to grow, preserve, and protect the city's urban forest.

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