City of Portland Updated Face Covering Directive
Beginning Saturday, March 12, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) will move to the optional use of face coverings for all staff and participants across every PP&R building. Staff and visitors may continue to wear a face covering, but it will not be required.
This is in alignment with new public health guidance and direction from the City of Portland and from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Multnomah County Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
For any other City info related to COVID-19, please visit portland.gov/novel-coronavirus-covid-19.
What's Open and What's Closed
|Athletic/sport fields (outdoor)|
|Community centers (including arts centers and indoor recreation activities)||Open – Community centers are open. PP&R winter programming has been designed to meet public health guidance and to be flexible as conditions change. Due to public health guidance, some PP&R sites and programs may need to operate at reduced capacity or change locations. Please conduct a self-health assessment prior to coming to a recreation center. For more information, please visit portland.gov/parks/spring.|
|Community gardens||Open – For more information, please visit our Community Gardens page|
|Dog off-leash areas||Open|
|Fountains (interactive, decorative, and drinking) and Splash Pads|
|Ladybug Nature Walks / Environmental Education||Open - School field trips, guided walks, and group programs are available with COVID-19 modifications. For more information, please visit portland.gov/parks/environmental-education.|
|Leach Botanical Garden||Open – Check garden hours and info (such as regular Monday closures) at leachgarden.org.|
|Mt. Tabor Visitor Center||Closed until further notice.|
|Parking areas and roads|
|Permits/rentals (indoor facilities)||Not Available – We are not accepting indoor reservations from the general public at this time.|
|Permits/rentals (outdoor facilities)|
Available – Contact the PP&R Customer Service Center for more information.
|Picnic sites||Available – Contact the PP&R Customer Service Center for more information.|
|Playgrounds and play areas||Open|
|Pools (indoor and outdoor)||Open – More information is available on our Swimming Pools and Lessons page.|
|Poet's Beach and River Swimming||Open – Please be aware of water safety and information on posted signage. There are no lifeguards present. More information is available on Poet's Beach page. Entering the water is not allowed at Kelley Point Park.|
|Restrooms||Park restrooms are reopening for the season as staff capacity allows. For the most up-to-date restroom and hygiene station information, please visit portland.gov/pbem/emergency-handwashing-stations.|
|Tennis courts (outdoor)|
Open – Due to public health guidance, some PP&R sites and programs may need to operate at reduced capacity or change locations. More information about our tennis program and the Portland Tennis Center is available at portland.gov/parks/portland-tennis-center.
|Trails and natural areas||Open – Please refer to our Trail Closures and Delays page which contains the list of any temporary closures.|
|Volunteer events||PP&R’s events for volunteers are currently limited. Please feel free to check with your PP&R volunteer/stewardship coordinator about potential opportunities for volunteering.|
|Weddings/ceremonies||Available – Contact the PP&R Customer Service Center for more information.|
Stay Informed About COVID-19
Please check the following resources below for updates about COVID-19 in Oregon and Multnomah County. For additional resources, call 211.
Multnomah County Health Department
COVID-19 Testing, Multnomah County
City of Portland
Oregon Health Authority (OHA)
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Culturally Specific Resources
Multnomah County Coronavirus COVID-19 page has information related to public health information, mental health resources, and translated and culturally specific resources for County residents. Available in many languages:
Safety Practices for Youth Participants
Discrimination, stigma, and COVID-19
Please see important information from Multnomah County on preventing discrimination and stigma related to COVID-19 by following multco.us/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/discrimination-stigma-and-covid-19.