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COVID-19 Safety, Recovery and Resilience

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COVID-19 Updates, Closures, and Postponements

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Portland Parks & Recreation’s primary goal is to keep our community healthy and protect the public from the spread of COVID-19. Please review the information below for current safety guidelines and practices, as well as closures and postponements.
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Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is following guidance from public health authorities; Oregon Health AuthorityMultnomah County Health Department, and the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management.


City of Portland Updated Face Covering Directive - August 25, 2021

Regardless of vaccination status, face coverings, regardless of whether a face shield is worn, will be required for employees, vendors, and visitors (except for children under the age of five) at all times indoors and outdoors, while conducting work for the City, when on City property, inside any City facility or vehicle and when in City-leased space in facilities owned by others. 

  • This includes community centers, programs, events, and all youth camps.
  • For indoor swimming, patrons are required to wear a face covering when not in the pool. 
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, the CDC recommends you wear a face covering and practice physical distancing when you are in public or when you don’t know if someone you are around is vaccinated.
  • Wash your hands before and after you visit a park, trail, or natural area, or any other public space.
  • People who are exhibiting symptoms of any illness should stay home and refrain from using any PP&R facility.

For any other City info related to COVID-19, please visit portland.gov/novel-coronavirus-covid-19.


What's Open and What's Closed

AssetCurrent Status
Archery rangeOpen
Athletic/sport fields (outdoor)

Open

Basketball courtsOpen
Boat launch/docksOpen
Community centers (including arts centers and indoor recreation activities)Open – Community centers are open. PP&R fall 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. For more information, please visit portland.gov/parks/fall.
Community gardensOpen – For more information, please visit our Community Gardens page
Disc GolfOpen
Dog off-leash areasOpen
Drinking fountainsOpen
Fitness equipmentOpen
Fountains (interactive, decorative, and drinking) and Splash Pads
  • Drinking fountains are open.
  • Decorative fountains are closed for the season by mid-October.
  • Interactive fountains are closed for the season by mid-October.
  • Splash pads are closed for the season.
Golf CoursesOpen
Ladybug Nature Walks / Environmental EducationMany events have restarted. For more information, please visit

portland.gov/parks/environmental-education.

Leach Botanical GardenOpen – Check garden hours and info (such as regular Monday closures) at leachgarden.org.
Mt. Tabor Visitor CenterClosed until further notice.
Parking areas and roads

Open

Permits/rentals (indoor facilities)Not AvailableWe are preparing to reopen indoor facilities, but are not yet ready to accept indoor reservations at this time.
Permits/rentals (outdoor facilities)

AvailableContact the PP&R Customer Service Center for more information.

Picnic sitesAvailableContact the PP&R Customer Service Center for more information.
Playgrounds and play areasOpen
Pools (indoor and outdoor)Open – More information is available on our Swimming Pools and Lessons page.
Poet's Beach and River SwimmingOpen – 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.
RestroomsPark 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.
SkateparksOpen
Tennis courts (outdoor)

Open More information about our tennis program and the Portland Tennis Center is available at portland.gov/parks/portland-tennis-center.

Trails and natural areasOpen – Please refer to our Trail Closures and Delays page which contains the list of any temporary closures.
Volunteer eventsPP&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/ceremoniesAvailable 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
multco.us/novel-coronavirus-covid-19

City of Portland
portland.gov/novel-coronavirus-covid-19

Oregon Health Authority (OHA)
oregon.gov/oha/ph/diseasesconditions/diseasesaz/Pages/emerging-respiratory-infections.aspx

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


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: ASL |አማርኛ | العربية | Burmese | Español | 中文 | 繁體中文 | Chuukese | فارسی | Français | 日本語 | Kajin Majōl | Kishwahili | ကညီကျိ | 한국어 | Kosraean | नेपाली | Palauan | Pohnpeian | русский | Soomaali | ภาษาไทย | กริญญา | Tiếng Việt | Tongan


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.