COVID-19 related information
Portland Parks & Recreation’s primary goal is to keep our community healthy and protect the public from the spread of COVID-19. We continue to follow guidance from public health authorities and elected officials. PP&R fall programming has been designed to meet public health guidance and to be flexible as conditions change.
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.
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 Deleware Avenue and Bryant Street, Portland, Oregon 97217
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
8417 N Brandon Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97217
460 SE 113th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97216
Parks with Accessible and Inclusive Features
SE 45th Avenue and Francis Street
5810 NE 72nd Avenue
NE 79th Avenue and Siskiyou Street
92nd Avenue and Steele Street
Luuwit View Park
NE 127th Avenue and Fremont Street
SE 113th Avenue and Stark Street
Verdell Burdine Rutherford Park
SE 167th Avenue and Market Street
Washington Park - fully accessible
1715 SW Sherwood Boulevard