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Services and Information for Parks, recreation, and activities

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Portland Parks & Recreation has demonstrated excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development, and agency recognition.
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Portland Parks & Recreation is committed to establishing a more financially sustainable direction – for the long term. As part of that commitment, bureau leadership led a Council Work Session on November 26, 2019 to get feedback about how best to align community expectations with funding levels.
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Who we are, and what we do at Parks & Recreation.
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Portland Parks & Recreation is always looking for motivated and responsible individuals to join our aquatics staff. We offer lifeguard certification, swim instructor training, and water fitness instructor training classes year-round.
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Arts and Culture Centers

Find an Arts and Culture Center near you in Portland.
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Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) maintains a variety of sports fields across the city. These include soccer, football, baseball, and softball fields. PP&R also issues permits for Portland Public School District fields.
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Free bike and walk maps produced by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Citywide map shows bike routes in various colors by type: bike lane; off-street path; Neighborhood Greenway; etc. Five quadrant maps show bike routes, public transit routes and stops, parks, schools, walk paths, more.
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All Portland Parks & Recreation Community Centers are closed, and all Community Center activities are canceled through September 2020. This date is subject to change.
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All Portland Parks & Recreation division activities are canceled through September 2020 (this date is subject to change).
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Do your part to stay informed and adhere to all physical distancing measures put in place by Multnomah County.
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The Stewardship Toolbox is a resource to help dog owners form and sustain stewardship groups for Portland’s dog off-leash areas (DOLAs).
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Portland Parks & Recreation and the Homelessness and Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program (HUCIRP) have partnered together to keep 54 parks restrooms open to the public during this emergency. We expect these restrooms to be accessible at all hours of the day.
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Welcome to the main employment page for Portland Parks & Recreation. Check back here often for interviewing opportunities, job fairs, and openings.
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Portland Parks & Recreation is committed to the overall Citywide vision that race will have no detrimental effect on people of color, refugee and immigrant communities in accessing our parks and natural areas, or from the benefit of our services.
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All field trips include a break mid-way through for students to stop and have a snack. You are welcome to bring your own snacks for your group, have them bring their own, or Environmental Education can supply snacks for your group at a rate of $1/student attending.
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Portland Park & Recreation’s dog off-leash areas (DOLAs) provide a wide variety of options for dogs and their owners.
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The 10-member Golf Advisory Committee (GAC) advises the Parks & Recreation Director and the Commissioner in charge of Parks on golf program-related matters. 
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Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente promotes health for all Portlanders. Learn about healthy living from head-to-toe with the tools and resources below.
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Browse the Portland Parks & Recreation resources below for an overview of local nature facts.
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Learning Landscapes provide an active learning opportunity for youth of all ages!