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COVID-19 Freeze for Multnomah County

The four-week (minimum) freeze is in effect through December 16th.

Customer Service Center

We offer permits for a wide variety of activities, from weddings and picnics to sports field and gym use, on Portland Parks & Recreation properties.

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COVID-19 related information

All PP&R recreation activities are canceled until further notice. For refund information, please visit our Parks Cancellations and Refunds page.

Learn more about closures and postponements related to the COVID-19 pandemic response.


About Rentals and Permits

Portland Parks & Recreation has many different venues available for rental. Whether you are planning a wedding, a family or neighborhood event, a company picnic or a sports tournament, we have a site for you! We also issue permits for tree planting and cutting, sports field and gym use, construction work or staging on PP&R property, and conducting research on PP&R property.

All commercial activity (a service or product that customers have or will pay for that is provided within a park) requires a permit. These activities include, but are not limited to, the following: photography, film/video, classes (including personal training), approved concession of food products and sundries, docking, Pedicabs, etc. PP&R, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to deny permits to a specific property and/or specific dates and times.

When planning your event, it is very important to contact the Customer Service Center as early as possible to receive the most current information on the park of your choice. Many parks have unique requirements. Staff can update you on everything from construction schedules and bathroom closures, to noise limitations and application deadlines (some as long as 60 days). We can also direct you to other city, county, and state agencies for additional information, if necessary, as well as provide manuals and guides to aid in planning your special event. For information about permits for large public events (more than 1,000 people), please call our office.

To log in to your online account, make a payment, view existing permits or access the online reservation system, click here.

Wedding Reservations

Permitted picnics and weddings with 50 or fewer people total - in separate groups of no more than 10 people - approved for Multnomah County Phase I. These conditions are subject to change based on guidance from health authorities and elected officials.

Picnic Reservations

Permitted picnics and weddings with 50 or fewer people total - in separate groups of no more than 10 people - approved for Multnomah County Phase I. These conditions are subject to change based on guidance from health authorities and elected officials.

Athletic field rentals

Open, but restricted to small groups only (individual groups of 10 people or less; 50 total people are allowed if groups are separated) to engage in personal fitness. No organized sports play or games allowed on fields; no contact sports/practices allowed.  Fields may host camps if the camp organizers have received PP&R permits.

Non-Park Use Permit Applications

Application for Research on Park Properties

Tree Permits

Contact

PP&R Customer Service Center

Permits, registrations, reservation, general park questions

phone number503-823-2525

8:00 AM-5:00 PM, Monday-Friday (closed 12:00pm-1:00pm)

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