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2019 Park System by the Numbers

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.

Total Parks System Acres11,666
Developed Parks154
Built Acres (includes developed parks, golf courses, PIR)3,648
Natural Areas Acres7,873
Undeveloped Acres145
FY 2018-19 Adopted Budget$254m
Employees and Volunteers-
Employees - Full Time566
Employees - Part Time and Seasonal2,805
Volunteers - Annual Hours Contributed445,502
Volunteers - Positions (FTE) Represented by Hours215
Community and Art Centers14
Indoor and Outdoor Pools12
Golf Courses6
Motorsports Raceway1
Baseball/Softball Diamonds122
Basketball Hoops221
Community Garden Sites57
Community Garden Plots2,514
Miles of Regional Trails157.8
Off Leash Dog Areas38
Picnic Areas (Reservable)95
Restrooms (Permanent)391
Skateboard Parks7
Tennis Courts120
Community Needs Survey (2017)-
Percent of Portlanders who visited their park at least once last year94%
Percent of Portlanders rating the overall quality of their parks as good or excellent86%
Percent of Portlanders who participated in at least one recreation program last year40%
Percent of Portlanders rating the quality of their experience as good or excellent85%