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Montavilla Pool to Reopen in July After Mandatory Maintenance

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) expects to reopen Montavilla Pool to the public on or before Monday, July 22, 2024.

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Kelly Butte Natural Area Improvements Coming!

Trails, park amenities planned for SE Portland's Kelly Butte Natural Area thanks to development fees

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Portland Parks & Recreation’s Summer Free For All Returns for 2024!

Parks Local Option Levy brings the city a full slate of free movies, concerts (including pop icon Sheila E.), Free Lunch + Play, the third annual East Portland Summer Arts Festival, and more!

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Vibrant Communities Commissioner Dan Ryan Allocates Funding for ADA Improvements at Hoyt Arboretum

Metro Bond funding, major maintenance dollars complete trail project

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New Lighting Coming to Portland Parks

The Light Pole Safety project is nearly complete; work begins at Mt. Tabor Park

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Portland Parks & Recreation, Downtown Neighborhood Association Celebrate Installation of Bronze Plaques in the South Park Blocks

South Parks Blocks Recognized in the National Register of Historic Places

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Mt. Tabor Park Selected as a 2024 Leave No Trace Spotlight

East Portland destination chosen for national conservation initiative in May 2024

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Commissioner Dan Ryan Allocates Funding for Berrydale Park Improvements to Move Forward

New skatepark, playground, pathways, and lighting coming soon

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Vibrant Communities Commissioner Dan Ryan Directs Development Funding to Complete Next Phase of Gateway Green Project

PP&R is improving accessibility and making more park improvements to the unique hiking and off-road cycling destination.

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PP&R to Make Improvements and Repairs to Washington Park Playground

New play equipment and structural enhancements coming soon; temporary closure will start April 15, 2024

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Help Portland Plan for the Future of the City’s Trees

Survey and open house coming soon to help revise the Portland Urban Forest Plan

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New Bike Path and Multiuse Trail Coming to Mt. Tabor

Path Complements Revitalized Mt. Tabor Maintenance Facility Project

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Portland Parks & Recreation to REOPEN Grass Sports and Athletic Fields

Grass fields had been temporarily closed due to the very wet conditions our area experienced in recent weeks.

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Commissioner Ryan Extends Fee Waivers for Winter Storm-Related Tree Damage Through March 8

Effort to further assist Portlanders after a devastating weather event

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Additional Support for Community Members Navigating Retroactive Permitting Related To Storm-Damaged Trees

This page contains information about additional support offered by Portland Parks & Recreation for community members navigating the retroactive permitting related to storm-damaged trees.

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Commissioner Ryan Directs Project at George Park to Proceed

This effort is an innovative partnership between the City, Portland Parks Foundation, and The Kidz Outside

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Commissioner Ryan Directs Funding to Complete Columbia Slough Trail Project

Project Crosses Finish Line; Enhances Accessibility, Access, and Trail Use

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Agreement Reached for Improvements and Community Access for Grant Bowl, Track, and Sports Fields

PP&R provided a permit to PPS last fall at the school district’s request, to begin a project to replace the Grant Bowl turf. This work is underway.

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Commissioner Ryan Waives Fees for Winter Storm-related Tree Damage

In response to this extreme weather event and the Mayor’s emergency declaration.

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PP&R is recruiting high school freshmen students for the EAGLE Caddie Program now through Friday, May 3, 2024

Opportunities for summer employment; qualifying participants can apply for a full college scholarship!

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