Parks, recreation, and activities

Visit Portland Parks & Recreation to find a park, natural area, or community center, and to sign up for a class or activity.

News and Notices

Street Plazas July Newsletter: Fresh New Street Murals and 2024 Survey!

This July, our plazas come to life with an array of community led events and activities, from live music and outdoor markets to art installations, street paintings, and dance parties, making them destinations to experience the richness of Portland street life.

News article

Traffic Advisory: Water Bureau begins construction on Washington Park reservoir road restoration

Construction to build a reflecting pool on top of the new underground reservoir at Washington Park will impact local traffic within the park between late April and early November 2024.

Traffic Advisory

Construction and Maintenance

Construction started in October 2021, with expected completion in Summer 2024
The new parking area is now open to the community for use.
Project design began in 2019 and will continue through 2024. Construction is expected to begin in early March 2025 and will be completed by mid-February 2026.


Neighborhood Tree Steward Program Summer 2024

If you love trees and want to give back to your community, the Neighborhood Tree Steward Program might be for you!

9:00 am 1:00 pm
Classes and Activities
two people packing a mulch basin filled with water at the bottom of a tree

Stewardship Day at the Lents Park Nature Patch

Pitch in to help with weeding at this awesome natural garden created in 2020.

8:00 am 11:00 am
Volunteer Event
Lents Nature Patch 2022

Irving Park Nature Patch Stewardship

Pitch in to help keep the Irving Park Nature Patch beautiful.

9:00 am 12:00 pm
Volunteer Event
A photo of Wilshire Park Nature Patch planting day volunteers.

Alberta Park Nature Patch Work Day

Help spruce up Portland's original nature patch, completed in 2018, with some summer weeding.

8:00 am 11:00 am
Volunteer Event
Panorama of the Columbia Park Nature Patch

Cloud Forest Washington Park Volunteer Event

Join Portland Parks & Recreation in the Cloud Forest at Washington Park!

10:00 am 12:00 pm
Volunteer Event

Upcoming Events

South Waterfront Greenway Volunteer Event

Join us for a stewardship event along the South Waterfront Greenway and help care for your local park.

10:00 am 12:00 pm
Volunteer Event

Portland Parks Board Meeting

Monthly Parks Board Meeting - August

5:00 pm 7:00 pm
Public Meeting
Available Online

Elizabeth Caruthers Volunteer Event

Join Portland Parks & Recreation for a stewardship event at Elizabeth Caruthers Park!

10:00 am 12:00 pm
Volunteer Event