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.
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 2021
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