News and notices
Reopening community centers and pools – What to expect in 2021
After summer 2021, when public health guidance allows, PP&R will be excited to fully reopen community centers and pools to the public. For now, the bureau is excited to restore summer programming through the Parks Levy.
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Mae Lin Plummer Takes the Helm at Leach Botanical Garden as new Executive Director
Mae Lin Plummer will be the new Executive Director of the iconic Leach Botanical Garden (pictured), starting in January. Longtime former Executive Director David Porter is retiring, with the City's gratitude.
Portland Parks & Recreation’s Gateway Green improvements are complete; park reopens
All of Gateway Green, the popular PP&R off-road cycling and hiking destination, has reopened. We've completed a project enhancing the unique regional destination at the confluence of I-84 and I-205. The best access point is from the I-205 bike path.
Portland Voters Approve Parks Operating Levy
Portland Parks & Recreation will now be able to maintain neighborhood parks appropriately, improve access and safety, provide equitable recreation programs, and proactively care for its natural areas and urban forest.
Portland Parks & Recreation’s Free Lunch + Play is underway citywide
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)’s annual Free Lunch + Play program began on Monday, June 22, 2020.
Portland Parks & Recreation to close several parks to vehicle traffic March 26, 2020
Portland Parks & Recreation will close several parks to vehicle traffic on or by early Thursday morning to help promote safe physical distancing practices and discourage overcrowding.