Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

Adaptive Classes, Trips, and Activities

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Considered one of the top specialized community recreation programs in the United States, our AIR program serves people of all ages at sites throughout Portland Parks & Recreation facilities. Participants who do not live in the Portland city limits pay a slightly higher fee.
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Adaptive Classes, Trips, and Activities

Contact Jane Doyle, AIR Adaptive Programming Coordinator at 503-307-4131 to register when you find a class or activity you would like to participate in. You can also email the program staff (see below) for assistance and questions. Our monthly dance is a drop-in activity, no pre-registration is required. 

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Adaptive and Inclusive Staff

Our staff has a wide variety of experience working with people who have special needs. Direct service staff have experience in community recreation, education, or clinical settings. Many staff have college degrees, including therapeutic recreation, social work, school counseling, and human resources management. 

Personal Care Policy

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) staff may provide personal care assistance for any registered participants ages five and under, only if the participant has a disability and requires assistance with personal care. Participants ages six and over are encouraged to bring their own personal assistant to the activity (must be 18 and older) at no charge to provide any necessary and unavoidable personal care. 

Universal Access Play Areas

The concept of a Universal Access Play Area environment is one that not only meets ADA requirements; it means an environment that is designed for all children of all abilities and their families.

Arbor Lodge Park (Harper's Playground)
N Delaware Avenue and Bryant Street, Portland, Oregon 97217

Couch Park
551 NW 19th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97209

Gabriel Park - COMING IN 2022
SW 45th Avenue and Vermont Street, Portland, Oregon 97219

Gateway Discovery Park
10520 NE Halsey Street, Portland, Oregon 97220

Kenton Park
8417 N Brandon Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97217

Ventura Park
460 SE 113th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97216

Parks with Accessible and Inclusive Features

Creston Park
SE 45th Avenue and Francis Street

Cully Park
5810 NE 72nd Avenue

Glenhaven Park
NE 79th Avenue and Siskiyou Street

Lents Park
92nd Avenue and Steele Street

Luuwit View Park
NE 127th Avenue and Fremont Street

Ventura Park
SE 113th Avenue and Stark Street

Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park
SE 167th Avenue and Market Street

Washington Park - fully accessible
1715 SW Sherwood Boulevard