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To help protect our community from the rapid spread of COVID-19, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is following guidance from public health authorities and instructions from elected officials.
Face coverings are no longer required outdoors for visitors at Portland Parks & Recreation facilities. Employees, vendors, and volunteers will continue to wear face coverings outdoors.
When indoors at PP&R facilities, face coverings are required for all visitors, regardless of vaccination status. This is City of Portland policy and complies with Oregon Health Authority directives allowing businesses to continue to require face coverings indoors to protect public health for all workers and visitors in our facilities.
We need to work together to keep the virus from spreading.
- Wear face coverings when indoors at PP&R facilities
- Practice physical distancing by keeping 6 feet from others if you must go out in public
- Stay home if you don't feel well
Please follow ALL public health guidelines and maintain 6 feet of physical distancing with other park and trail users, including PP&R staff who are out working.
What's Open and What's Closed
Face coverings are no longer required outdoors for visitors at Portland Parks & Recreation facilities. Employees, vendors, and volunteers will continue to wear masks outdoors. Face coverings are mandatory indoors at PP&R facilities.
|Athletic/sport fields (outdoor)|
Open - Maintain at least 6 feet of distance at all times when possible. For reserved (permitted) games and events, a physical distance monitor is required. Consult your permit for further guidelines regarding spectators and players.
|Community centers (including arts centers and indoor recreation activities)||Closed – All PP&R community centers are temporarily closed in response to COVID-19. All indoor recreation activities are canceled until further notice. For refund information, please visit our cancellations and refunds page.|
|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|
|Golf Courses||Open – Clubhouses are closed, except for restrooms. Food and beverage are limited and available for take-out only. For more information, visit our Portland Parks Golf page.|
|Ladybug Nature Walks / Environmental Education||Many events have restarted. Please visit
portland.gov/parks/environmental-education for details.
|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)||Closed /canceled until further notice (pending public health direction). For refund information, please visit our Cancellations and Refunds page|
|Permits/rentals (outdoor facilities)|
Available – Capacity restrictions per public health guidance remain in effect. Contact the PP&R Customer Service Center for information.
|Picnic sites||Available – Capacity restrictions per public health guidance remain in effect. Contact PP&R Customer Service for more information.|
|Playgrounds and play areas||Open – sand play areas are closed.|
|Pools (indoor and outdoor)||Opening Soon - Lap Swim and Water Fitness at indoor pools (mornings only) and outdoor pools begin on June 22. Swim lessons at outdoor pools begin on June 28. 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 – 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 Delayspage 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 – Capacity restrictions per public health guidance remain in effect. Contact the PP&R Customer Service Center for information.|
COVID-19 Safety Message for New Employees
COVID-19 Safety Practices for Youth Participants
Natural Area Trail Etiquette
For the safety of all visitors, the following trail etiquette is now required in all Portland Parks & Recreation natural areas:
- Face coverings are no longer required outdoors for visitors at Portland Parks & Recreation facilities. Employees, vendors, and volunteers will continue to wear face coverings outdoors.
- Keep six feet distance. Stop and step off-trail when needed.
- Leave no trace. Leash your dog and pack out dog waste – it's the law!
- Pass with caution and care. Faster users must pass with courtesy.
In light of the guidance from both the Oregon Health Authority and the CDC, coupled with reopening strategies for Multnomah County, PP&R will be removing the One-Way Trail Loop system piloted in Forest Park. Signage is anticipated to be completely removed by early June.
The pandemic has given us all an opportunity to recognize how essential natural area and park access is to keep our community healthy and centered. We thank everyone who has done their part to make this outdoor access feel and be safer for Forest Park's users. Additional information about Forest Park is available at portland.gov/parks/forest-park.
How to Stay Safe
Portland Parks & Recreation has monitored the COVID-19 situation since it began. We continue to be in communication with, and to follow the guidance of, the Oregon Health Authority, Multnomah County Health Department, and the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management regarding the situation.
- People who are exhibiting symptoms of any illness should stay home and refrain from using any PP&R facility.
- Follow CDC guidelines and wash your hands before and after you visit a park, trail, or natural area, or any other public space.
- Follow CDC physical distancing recommendations and keep 6 feet from others at all times, including interacting with other park visitors and PP&R staff. If you can’t maintain that distance, find another location or come back another time.
- While on trails, announce your presence to others and step aside to let others pass.
For any other City info related to COVID-19, please visit https://portland.gov/novel-coronavirus-covid-19.
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
City of Portland
Oregon Health Authority
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
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.