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Fall 2021 with Portland Parks & Recreation

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) is thrilled to restore fall programming in 2021 with resources from the Parks Local Option Levy (Parks Levy)! Due to the ongoing global pandemic, the fall will look different this year to protect public health.
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COVID-19 related information

Portland Parks & Recreation’s primary goal is to keep our community healthy and protect the public from the spread of COVID-19. We continue to follow guidance from public health authorities and elected officials. 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.

View COVID-19 safety guidelines, closures, and postponements

Visit our COVID-19 Safety Practices for Youth Participants materials to learn more about Portland Parks & Recreation's protocols.

How to register for activities, classes, and offerings

  • Registration opens on September 9, at 12:30 pm for programs that begin October 4.
  • Registration opens on October 11, at 12:30 pm for non-swim programs that begin November 8.

Create an account
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) uses an online registration system for all the amazing camps, classes, and programs available to you and your family. To register for PP&R activities, you'll first need to create an online account.

Search for a class or activity
Once you have an account, follow this video's step-by-step instructions and captions to search for and sign up for activities.

Fall 2021 Activity Guide

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Fall programs and offerings

Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation (AIR)
Offering activities specially designed for children, teens, and adults who live with disabilities.

Arts classes and Music classes
Multnomah Arts Center offers in-person and virtual classes. 
Community Music Center offers in-person classes and virtual classes.

Community Centers
PP&R community centers and pools are open for drop-in activities including water fitness, lap swim, and play swims. Additional activities, including TeenForce drop-in, will become available on September 7. Fitness centers will open and indoor group fitness classes will resume on October 4, 2021. All programming, participant capacity limits, and locations are subject to change based on the most current public health guidance.

Fitness in the Park
PP&R has ten parks (twice the amount of last year!) featuring outdoor fitness programs such as yoga, exercise, and Zumba classes. Fitness in the Park activities continue through September 18, 2021.

Ladybug Nature Walks
Guided family programs to connect Portlanders to the natural environment.

Lifelong Recreation (formerly known as Senior Recreation)
Virtual and in-person activities for Portlanders ages 60 and up. 

Swimming Lessons
Registration opens on September 9, at 12:30 pm for programs that begin October 4.*
Registration opens on October 11, at 12:30 pm for non-swim programs that begin November 8.
*Southwest Community Center will not offer Session A lessons due to heat wheel replacement and pool closure in early October. Saturday lessons will begin on October 23, 2021.

Note: The number of classes that we are able to offer will be limited this fall. If you are not able to get into a class, we highly recommend that you place yourself on the waitlist for a class. All classes are 30-minutes long and are offered either Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday or Saturday. Lesson offerings vary by pool and not all levels are offered at all times. See the link below to view and register for swim lessons. No private or semi-private lessons will be offered for fall 2021.

Lap Swimming and Water Fitness
Lap swimming and water fitness classes are available at three indoor pools beginning September 7, 2021. 

Portland Tennis Center
Indoor and outdoor courts available for play, lessons, and tournaments.

TeenForce Pass and Programs
PP&R offers FREE access to scheduled drop-in and special registered activities at Charles Jordan, East Portland, Matt Dishman, Montavilla, and Mt. Scott community centers. Drop-in activities resume September 7, and registered classes begin October 4. Stop by any TeenForce site to pick up your TeenForce pass today. Registration takes less than five minutes!

Virtual Programs
Free Stay and Play videos help Portlanders stay active and connected to PP&R throughout the summer. Videos are available at A limited number of registered, virtual classes will also be available.

Work with Portland Parks & Recreation

Thanks to Portland voters and the Parks Levy, PP&R is hiring for seasonal work and for year-round employment. Please visit for information and to see all opportunities available within recreation, aquatics, environmental education, maintenance, and more. 

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