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

Call for Proposals: Space Use Grants Available for Musicians

Individual musicians, groups, organizations and clubs are encouraged to apply for free or discounted use of Portland Parks & Recreation’s venerable Community Music Center (CMC) for rehearsal, practice and/or performance.

Public notice


Help Protect Portland’s Ash Trees and Watch for Emerald Ash Borer

This page provides information about the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and Portland Parks & Recreation's EAB Management Plan.

News article


Construction and Maintenance

Construction started in October 2021, with expected completion in Summer 2023
Forest Park Entrance completion delayed due to recent storm damage
A new Errol Heights Park is coming in 2023

Upcoming Events

Marquam Nature Park Volunteer Planting Event

Join PP&R and the Friends of Marquam to help restore Marquam Nature Park.

9:00 am 12:00 pm
Volunteer Event

Columbia Slough Watershed Council and PP&R planting event at Columbia Children's Arboretum

Join Portland Parks & Recreation and Columbia Slough Watershed Council to plant native flowers, ferns, and shrubs this beautiful (and newly renovated) park!

10:00 am 1:00 pm
Volunteer Event

Friends of Trees and PP&R plant care event at Columbia Slough Natural Area

Join Portland Parks & Recreation and Friends of Trees to mulch recently planted shrubs, wildflowers, and trees at this natural area!

9:45 am 1:00 pm
Volunteer Event