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.
Adaptive Classes, Trips, and Activities
Call the AIR Adaptive Programming Coordinator at 503-823-2883 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 and weekly bowling programs are drop-in activities, no pre-registration is required.
If you are in need of our inclusion services, please register for your class or activity, then contact Lyndsey Goforth at 971-284-5060 for an accommodation request. Accommodation requests should be completed at least ten (10) days prior to the start of the class or activity. All swim-inclusion requests are taken care of at the swimming pool where you are registered.
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.
Accommodation Request Form
Please complete this Accommodation Request Form form to request information about Portland Parks & Recreation inclusion services. Upon receipt of this form, you will be contacted by our staff to discuss your request and determine the next steps.
Per Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s executive order: All Portland Parks & Recreation (and all public) playgrounds, outdoor sports courts and fields (including, but not limited to, basketball courts, skateparks,tennis courts, soccer fields) are CLOSED and should be avoided. This is a necessary step and mandated by the Oregon Governor’s Executive Order, to support public health and to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Couch Park / 551 NW 19th Ave. Portland, OR 97209
Gateway Discovery Park / 10520 NE Halsey St. Portland, OR 97220
Harper's Playground (Arbor Lodge) / N. Deleware Ave. & N. Bryant St. Portland, OR 97217
COMING IN 2021: Gabriel Park / SW 45th Ave. & SW Vermont St. Portland, OR 97219