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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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UPDATE: Temporary, partial closure of PP&R’s Eastbank Esplanade ends June 17, 2022

The floating portion of the walkway will reopen on the morning of June 17, 2022, as river levels have dropped. The area was temporarily closed and marked with signage and fencing.

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Portland Parks & Recreation outdoor pools to open amid aquatics staff shortage

The seven outdoor pools open June 22, 2022, for summer; joining four indoor, year-round facilities. PP&R seeks lifeguards and swim instructors!

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PP&R's Summer Free For All Returns for 2022 with FREE Movies, Concerts, Free Lunch + Play, and More

Free, family-friendly, and fun activities and events return for summer of 2022, including the first-ever East Portland Summer Arts Festival at Ventura Park.

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PP&R summer registration beginning; Portlanders needed to help fill staff openings

Some programs are being modified to respond to a lack of capacity. Apply and help PP&R offer a full array of programs this summer!

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PP&R announces the upcoming opening of the new, more inclusive Gabriel Park playground

The reimagined play area is three times as large, more accessible to people of all abilities!

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Happy Earth Day from PP&R Director Adena Long

Conservation, environmental stewardship, and preservation are top priorities of Portland Parks & Recreation.

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Statement from PP&R regarding Friends of Trees

Portland Parks & Recreation explains tree planting contracts and current agreements as we work with the community to help plant trees for all the benefits and services they offer.

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Portland Urban Forestry Marks 45 Years as Tree City USA

The Arbor Day Foundation has awarded Portland its 45th Tree City USA Award, 25th Growth Award, and 3rd Tree Cities of the World Award. These programs recognize high achievement in municipal tree programs nationally and globally.

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Portland Parks & Recreation is recruiting high school freshman students for the EAGLE caddie program now through May 13, 2022

Opportunities for summer employment as a caddie on PP&R golf courses; qualifying participants can apply for a full college scholarship

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PP&R study shows Portland's urban forest is in decline since 2015

Findings show first tree canopy decline since 2000; tree preservation and planting efforts remain top City priority.

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PP&R celebrates our teammates - meet Danielle Solomon

This is a profile of Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Recreation staffer Danielle Solomon! It's part of a series that highlights our staff as part of PP&R's commemoration of Black History Month (February).

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Meet PP&R SUN School Supervisor Curtis Scott

This is a profile of PP&R SUN School supervisor Curtis Scott. It's part of a series that highlights our staff as part of PP&R's commemoration of Black History Month (February).

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PP&R celebrates our teammates – meet Shawn Lindsey

Meet Shawn Lindsey, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Athletic Field Turf Maintenance Supervisor. This series highlights our staff as part of the PP&R commemoration of #BlackHistoryMonth (February). You can read the full series at portland.gov/parks/news

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