Fall 2022 with Portland Parks & Recreation

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How to register for activities, classes, and offerings

Fall activities run October 3 - January 2, 2023

Registration begins at 12:30pm:

  • September 7 for activities that start the week of October 3
  • October 12 for activities that start the week of November 7 (including winter break camps that take place December 19–January 2)

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.

Reduced Pricing
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) believes recreation is for everyone. We know that the price of programs and activities prevents some community members from being able to participate. Thanks to the Parks Local Option Levy (Parks Levy) we can offer new payment options for people who live within the City of Portland. City of Portland residents can register for a free Access Pass to receive an ongoing discount of 25%, 50%, 75%, or 90% based on financial need. No proof of income is required. Learn more at portland.gov/parks/discount

Fall 2022 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 arts activities, classes, and camps. 
Community Music Center offers in-person music classes and activities.

Community Centers
Portland Parks & Recreation community centers are open for classes, camps, and drop-in activities.  For questions or more information about PP&R community centers, please visit your local community center information page or contact the PP&R Customer Service Center at customerservicecenter@portlandoregon.gov.

Community Gardens
For information about our 58 Portland Community Gardens, including renewing garden plots, please visit our Community Gardens page.

Environmental Education
PP&R offers diverse environmental experiences in our city's parks and natural areas. Classes, guided walks, camps, volunteer opportunities such as No Ivy Day on October 29, 2022, naturalist training for youth, trail/tree maintenance jobs (including work for young people), and special events focus on the stewardship and connection to nature.

Ladybug Nature Walks
Guided programs for preschools and their caregivers 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

  • Sign up beginning September 7 at 12:30pm for weekday lessons that take place October 3 through November 6 and weekend lessons that take place October 8 through December 10.
  • Sign up beginning October 12 at 12:30pm for weekday lessons that take place November 7 through December 18.

For questions for more information, call your local pool.

The number of classes that Portland Parks & Recreation is 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 or Wednesday, Tuesday or 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 2022.

Drop-In Swimming
Play swims, lap swimming, and water fitness classes are available at four indoor pools. Fall schedules will begin September 6 unless otherwise noted. Southwest Indoor Pool will be closed September 10–23 for annual maintenance, fall programming will begin at that location on September 24. 

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. Stop by any TeenForce site to pick up your required TeenForce pass today. 

Urban Forestry Programs
Urban Forestry hosts community events and workshops on a wide variety of tree topics. For more information, visit Get Involved with Urban Forestry. 

  • Portland Arbor Day
    Saturday, October 29, 2022, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Glenwood Park.
    Join us in East Portland to kick off the tree planting season! Bring friends and family to plant trees, meet neighbors, and have fun with tree activities for all ages and abilities.
  • Free Yard Tree Giveaway
    PP&R is giving away 2,000 trees this fall.

Virtual Programs
Free Stay and Play videos help Portlanders stay active and connected to PP&R throughout the summer. Videos are available at youtube.com/pdxparksandrec/videos. 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 portland.gov/parks/employment for information and to see all opportunities available within recreation, aquatics, environmental education, maintenance, and more. 

See employment opportunities


PP&R Customer Service Center

News and notices

Upcoming Events

Portland Arbor Day 2022

Community Event

The Grove - Fall 2022

Community Event

Past Events

Tree Walk in Mt Tabor Park

Classes and Activities