Warm Weather Resources
Splash Pads and Interactive Fountains
PP&R has splash pads and interactive fountains citywide to help Portlanders keep cool. Locations and information are available online at portland.gov/parks/splash.
- Help for when it’s hot (Multnomah County)
- Stay cool! map of cooling spaces, places to play in the water, and libraries (Multnomah County)
- Preventing Heat-related Illnesses (Oregon Health Authority)
Take care of yourself when it’s hot (English)
- Cuídese cuando hace calor (Spanish)
- Chăm sóc bản thân quý vị khi trời nóng (Vietnamese)
- Берегите себя в жаркую погоду! (Russian)
- 在炎热的天气下妥善照顾自己 (Simplified Chinese)
- Naftaada daryeel marka dhulku kulul yahay (Somali)
- (Arabic) اهتموا بأنفسكم عندما يكون الطقس حار
- 더위가 심할 때는 조심하십시오! (Korean)
Trail Closures and Delays
Portland is home to more than 152 miles of completed regional trails laced together, connecting people to each other and to the natural beauty of our city. All trail closures, delays, or detours on trails are posted on the Trail Closures and Delays page and also posted to Twitter and Facebook.
Classes and Activities
PP&R classes, activities, rentals, and sports events may be canceled due to inclement weather, such as ice, snow, or extreme heat. Check with your PP&R facility for the most current information via phone at 503-823-2533 or keep checking this page for updated information.
Report Tree Issues on City Property and Public Streets
If you see a downed tree or large limb (not small branches), call 503-823-TREE (8733). Urban Forestry crews work on the biggest impacts first, as well as mitigating safety issues before clearing debris.
Annual Maintenance Periods and Closures (unrelated to weather)
In order to keep our community centers and other facilities in good condition, each year, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) conducts annual maintenance reviews and in some cases, closes facilities for a period of time to do safety checks, deep cleans, and small updates or fixes.
PP&R is committed to providing safe and dependable facilities. Though we know planned closures (or partial closures) may cause some inconvenience, they allow us to address facility maintenance needs safely and efficiently to minimize impacts during the rest of the year.
Please be prepared for limited or no access to specific facilities during the annual maintenance periods identified below. In some circumstances, it may be necessary for PP&R to close part of or an entire facility temporarily while disruptive maintenance occur. Some examples include fumes from paint and cleaning materials, interior upgrades (electrical, mechanical, minor construction), and work requiring our pools to be drained.
If you have a membership at one of our large community centers, please inquire with the front desk about your options for visiting other centers during your center's closure. If you have additional questions regarding your center's maintenance closure, please contact the center's director.
Types of work PP&R performs during maintenance closures
- Painting and patching
- Door inspection and repair
- High ceiling light bulb replacements
- Fire alarm testing
- Environmental and building material testing inspection (e.g. lead, radon, asbestos)
- Electrical system testing
- Deep cleaning and polishing
- Miscellaneous repairs that could not be done earlier in the year