COVID-19 Risk Level for Multnomah County: Extreme Risk

Services and Information for Parks, recreation, and activities

Portland voters have approved the Parks Operating Levy. Thank you! This means that Portland Parks & Recreation will now be able to maintain neighborhood parks appropriately, improve access and safety, provide equitable recreation programs, and proactively care for its natural areas and urban forest.
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.
Who we are, and what we do at Portland Parks & Recreation.
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Urban Forestry's mission is to manage and ensure Portland's urban forest infrastructure for current and future generations. Our urban forest consists of 218,000 street trees, 1.2 million park trees, and innumerable private property trees.
Portland Parks & Recreation encourages the use of parkland as a research laboratory in areas such as urban ecology and recreation, especially where research results can help build our knowledge base related to our parks and/or their management.
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.
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.
Free bike and walk maps produced by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) include the Citywide bike map, five neighborhood bike and walk maps, the online Portland Bike Map and maps for suggested bike rides around Portland and the metro area.
When voters supported the Parks Replacement Bond, they also approved forming a committee of community members to oversee how their dollars are spent.
All PP&R recreation community center activities are canceled until further notice.
COVID-19 Update: All Portland Parks & Recreation Community Centers are temporarily closed and all indoor recreation activities are canceled until further notice.
Portland Parks & Recreation strives to make our community centers, parks, natural areas, and recreation facilities a place where you and your family can feel as welcome, comfortable and safe as possible. We direct all patrons and employees to comply with the law and Portland City Code Chapter 20.12
All Portland Parks & Recreation community centers and pools are temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. All on-site recreation activities are canceled until further notice. Please reference the amenities list on this page for complete details.
We offer permits for a wide variety of activities, from weddings and picnics to sports field and gym use, on Portland Parks & Recreation properties.
Do your part to stay informed and adhere to all physical distancing measures put in place by Multnomah County.
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.
Welcome to the main employment page for Portland Parks & Recreation. Check back here often for interviewing opportunities, job fairs, and openings.
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.
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.