COVID-19 safety and programs

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COVID-19 Updates, Closures, and Postponements

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 

Face coverings must be worn by everyone (staff, visitors, volunteers, and vendors) age 2 and over inside a PP&R-owned or managed facility. This rule applies regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings must be worn outdoors on city property when 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained.

  • 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

What's Open and What's Closed

AssetCurrent Status
Archery rangeOpen
Athletic/sport fields (outdoor)


Basketball courtsOpen
Boat launch/docksOpen
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. Face coverings required for all participants ages 2 and above at all times except when swimming, showering, eating, or drinking. Please conduct a self-health assessment prior to coming to a recreation center. For more information, please visit
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 EducationLadybug Nature Walks resume in February 2022. School field trips, guided walks, and group programs are available with COVID-19 modifications. For more information, please visit
Leach Botanical GardenOpen – Check garden hours and info (such as regular Monday closures) at
Mt. Tabor Visitor CenterClosed 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 sitesAvailable – Contact 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
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

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

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: 

ASL 中文日本語 KosraeanSoomaali
አማርኛ 繁體中文Kajin Majōlनेपाली ภาษาไทย
العربية Chuukese KishwahiliPalauanกริญญา
Burmeseفارسی ကညီကျိPohnpeianTiếng Việt 
Español Français한국어русскийTongan

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