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Parks Levy Allows PP&R to Perform Proactive Park Tree Maintenance

Parks Bureau begins work to improve park tree health and extend their lives, thanks to Portland voters.

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Commissioner Rubio Directs More PP&R Projects to Move Forward

Five projects funded with System Development Charges, not tax dollars

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Wilson Outdoor Pool to be renamed Ida B. Wells-Barnett Outdoor Pool

PP&R's popular recreational facility now bears the name of noted civil rights activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett.

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Columbia Pool in North Portland to Remain Closed Permanently

After 93 years of serving North Portland, Columbia Pool will permanently close due to life-safety hazards and diminishing structural integrity.

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Community-led vision for Portland Parks & Recreation’s Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC) moves forward

Artists selected for inaugural Grant and Residency program at IFCC, proposed to be a center for Black arts and culture; feasibility study planned

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Portland Parks & Recreation delivers on promises to Levy voters with enhanced park services

Voter-approved Parks Levy makes PP&R services possible citywide; first Annual Report released

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Parks Commissioner Carmen Rubio allocates additional $5 million to future North Portland Aquatic Center

Key project moves forward for site selection, programming, and design

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PP&R receives Metro funding for three projects

Bureau's Planning team wrote and submitted three successful grants, each will improve transportation and access

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Join Portland Parks & Recreation for Portland Arbor Day 2022

Take part in volunteer tree plantings to help increase the city’s tree canopy on Saturday, October 29, 2022, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Glenwood Park in East Portland.

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PP&R giving away 2000 free trees in annual Yard Tree Giveaway

Advance registration is required for series of events; Bureau to distribute 2000 trees this year.

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Volunteers needed for Portland Parks & Recreation’s 19th annual No Ivy Day

Have fun and help protect Portland’s treasured parks and natural areas

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PP&R teams up with Portland Trail Blazers and Nike to revitalize basketball courts:

McCoy Park's court just refreshed, Dawson Park is next!

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Levy-funded Access Pass to reduce cost as a barrier for PP&R programs

Parks Local Option Levy provides financial assistance to recreation and Environmental Education programs regardless of income level.

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PP&R launches translation style guide and glossaries

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PP&R prepares to manage invasive, destructive pest: Emerald Ash Borer found in metro area

Members of the public and tree care experts can take measures to slow its spread and protect trees.

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PP&R commemorates Parks and Recreation Professionals Day

Portland Parks & Recreation Director Adena Long celebrates Parks and Recreation professionals across the Rose City today as part of the National Recreation and Parks Association's nationwide commemoration.

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New Red Electric Bridge is now open in Southwest Portland

The Red Electric Bridge, a part of the Red Electric Trail is now completed and ready for use. The Red Electric Bridge is located in Southwest Portland between SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and SW Capitol Highway.

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PP&R to award community grants: City increases collaboration with community organizations through Parks Levy funding

The grants will expand PP&R’s capacity to reach underserved communities and center equity, particularly working to better serve: Black People, Indigenous People, People of Color, Immigrants and Refugees, families earning low incomes, LGBTQIA+ people, and individuals living with disabilities

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PP&R presents the First Annual East Portland Summer Arts Festival

Free and open to all. Rose City native esperanza spalding headlines July festival at Ventura Park - the first annual event's theme is music and expression.

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Join the Urban Forestry Commission

Joining the Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) is one of the most effective ways community members can help advocate and care for our city’s urban forest!

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